Portrait for a Londoner

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The Londoner being one of my brothers who is making me work on New Years Day!

Having said that, it’s great to finish a painting on the first day of the year, a good sign for the twelve months ahead.

This is painted with Georges Seurat in mind. The small, tippy-tappy, strokes building up to form an optical smoothness of a child’s skin.

I only had a tiny jpeg of the face, so my hand was forced into a style a step or two away from realist.

Happy New Year everyone!

~ by David Reid on January 1, 2014.

8 Responses to “Portrait for a Londoner”

  1. Very nice portrait David and Happy New Year to you and your family ! Willie and Margaret See you on the 11th?

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  2. Finishing a portrait on New Year’s Day means starting the way you intend to go on! It’s a beautiful piece of work.

  3. a very Happy New Year to you David ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I think it is a lovely portrait, the style appeals to me greatly.

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