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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Adolescent 30" x 42" Oil + Brothers 4 3/4" x 9" Oil

To redress the balance, this is an early portrait I did of my eldest son, Richard. He was about 15, and I had to make a note of how awkward and unsure and gawky he was! I did a smaller pastel version of this, which won a prize in a local show! I remember how thrilled I was, and there was money involved, and I'm sure it encouraged me to carry on.

I found this photo, of Richard and Andrew, when I was looking for the one of Andrew that I wanted to paint. It struck me how similar a composition it is to my painting of 'Sisters' that I did back in July.
I'm very into 'family' at the moment, painting wise, that is, because I have started a new larger painting today, of one of my brothers, Jeff. It's to be a double portrait of how he is now and also of the boy. There, I shall have to finish it now that I have told you all!
I sold ' Cool Off' at the show at the weekend! Yippeeeeeeee!!!!!
Sorry this post has been a long time coming, but I have to change my routine now the clocks have gone back. Getting to the studio with lots of time to paint, in daylight, has been nigh on impossible! Got to get my act together!
Happy painting, thanks for your visit.

If you would like to purchase 'Brothers' for 70GBP please email me.


Susan Carlin said...

Congratulations on your sale of Cool Off! These two paintings of your boys are just terrific.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon

I like your paintings of your boys they are very good, I especially like the colours used. The hands are very expressive, I love the blue tones. Pleased you sold the 'Cool Off' painting can we see this one again? All the best.