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Welcome to my art blog from Tasmania, Australia. I post a little on my various art projects while also working in plant genetics. For more, please try the links to my various art pages or email me at silvergumstudio@yahoo.com.au. Thank you for visiting!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Experimental fantasy portraits

These are some recent 'fantasy' portraits of myself and friends.  I asked friends what characters they enjoyed imagining themselves to be, then added some ideas of my own based on how I saw them.  They sent me favourite photos of themselves at different ages, and/or I took photos to work from.  In some cases, friends sent photos of their favourite things or places.  This has been immensely satisfying, partly for the sheer fun and pleasure of painting,  partly for connecting with friends and celebrating their unique personalities.  The photos don't really capture the colours - we aren't quite as red or purple as we appear here.  However, I did use some unusual colours for the skin tones just to experiment.

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