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Oil On Canvas Example From A Portrait
Oil on canvas by Lawrence Dyer, a portrait painting
artist. Have your portrait or that of a loved one painted in oils.
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portraits present different challenges. One challenge in the painting
below was to suggest elements of the country kitchen in which the
sitter was to be painted. During the two sessions it took to paint
the portrait I took some photographs for reference should I need
You can see from one of the photos reproduced left
that I have simplified the background while hopefully still suggesting
the location through the inclusion of the cooking stove and the
Ewardian dining chair in which the subject is sitting.
The boy in red had a distant, pensive quality to
his expression while he sat for me and I have tried to bring it
out in the resultant painting. This quality is not so clear in the
photograph. For more on the ways in which an artist's portrait painting
can reveal more than a photograph see my article: The
Camera Never Lies - Untrue!