A preview in advance of the ‘official’ photographs – my stunning and contented daughter and the new wife of a very happy Andy Byrne.
To say it was a great few days would be a gross understatement, we had a spectacular time in cracking weather surrounded by great people from start to finish.
The proud ‘father of the bride’ is still glowing
This is my first attempt of doing time-lapse of my pastel portraits as I’m working. You can see it on ‘YouTube’ –
I hope you like it.
Delighted to be told that my recent painting ‘Subjects of Debate’ was featured in today’s Metro Herald.
This is a recent commissioned portrait of Giacomo (his dad’s Italian) he is only 6 months old believe it or not. I took a load reference photos in my studio – it’s difficult to get a child to sit for a pose and impossible for a baby to stay still. I painted his portrait using soft pastel which I think works really well in achieving the subtle skin tones in such a flawless face.
I took photos of the painting as it progressed from start to finish so when I’ve edited it a bit I’ll stick it on youtube, some of you might be interested in seeing how I paint in pastel.
Now for the sales pitch – If you are interested in a portrait in pastel (€750 – same as Giacomo‘s portrait) or oil (from €1,000) give me a shout before I become ridiculously famous and extraordinarily expensive…!! Email me at email@example.com
One of my youngest son Scott’s doodles – college student, part-time cartoonist and professor of lateral thinking!
I love this concept…….
The obligatory self-portrait was completed in the early hours this morning to meet the deadline for the ‘Sky Arts portrait artist of the year‘ competition (stage 1).
I actually think I look as exhausted as I felt trying to get it finished….phew glad that’s done!
It’s great that portraiture and portrait artists will get some much-needed media, I hope the ‘Sky Arts portrait artist of the year’ will be a great success.