Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Portrait of an eleven year old

Kurtis: acrylic on canvas
100 x 70 cm
My portrait of eleven year old Kurtis is finished. It is a large work (though not ginormous) but I find I enjoy making large portraits. As usual it went through several iterations and some frustration on the way to completion. It took me a lot of fiddling to get his face just right and as usual, I thought it would never 'work'.

I had originally intended to add one of Kurtis's drawings in the background (his favourite subjects are drawing and maths) but instead I added a hand. He posed for me next to the painting so I could draw his hand.

First charcoal sketch

1 comment:

Liz said...

Wonderful likeness - it will become a family heirloom!