Brogan portrait June 2016

A very different kind of painting from the last post. This one precedes the portrait of Margaret, below. Probably because this one took so long to paint, I had a bit of fun with Margaret’s.

This is Brogan, granddaughter of a friend. I decided to go down the path of realism to see how far I could go with it. It’s the most difficult thing. I couldn’t sustain the technique to the end and resorted to some painterliness in the clothing and background.

The wooly cardigan was the fun bit, the rest was hard work!

15 thoughts on “Brogan

      • Yes i’d agree with you there! you could experiment with how much, how little or how placed hyper realism was needed to still made the wow impact. Obviously I’m far too lazy to try that!

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