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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!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

New portrait paintings

These are a few more recent portrait paintings.  While the top three were done in the studio, the portrait of Kirsty was done at a life drawing session using a $4 paintbox from Woolworths.  The cheap paints are somewhere between watercolour and gouache, and have a pearly texture.  The colours are quite lovely. I suppose they will fade, but I like the effect and this paintbox is great for travel.
Lake Eyre self-portrait (acrylic on canvas)
Poet and Scholar (acrylic, pastel and collage on paper)

My travelling friend (acrylic and pastel with handmade paper collage)

Kirsty (paint on paper)

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