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Illustrated Portraits of Families: Thom, Evelyn and Michele
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"A strawberry moon, blueberry sky

Polka dot stars shining on high..."

Illustrated Family Portraits: Clover
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I like to let things grow. I've said it in earlier posts - I like the conversation the painting and I have, the back and forth. I do get bored, with a rote way of working.
Have a look below at some of the changes that the portrait above went through until I felt it was finished...
A small little study of Clover at a much younger age than she is now...
Starting to play and figure things out...
Fine, but now she sort of looks like a cousin of mine, which sometimes happens to me - people I know making appearances...
The last round of playing with her mouth, which as you can see, did not make the cut.
Illustrated Family Portraits: Madelyn
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In the previous post, I was introducing you to a show of private commissions - me tackling telling stories about families. 
I don't mind showing you one more - this is Madelyn.
Series 1: Illustrated Portraits of Families
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For aFor a long time I’ve been getting requests for portraits, so last year I took private commissions from seven families I know, to see where it could lead. The idea was to capture people with what I’m known for: strong concept and a sense of story through colour and composition. I’m pleased with the results and I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface for what I can do with future

For a long time I’ve been getting requests for portraits, so last year I took private commissions from seven families I know, to see where it could lead. The idea was to capture people with what I’m known for: strong concept and a sense of story through colour and composition. I’m pleased with the results and I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface for what I can do with future work.

 

I’ll be exhibiting this work on Thursday June 26th, at 7pm. 156 Augusta Avenue, Kensington Market, Toronto

 

If you’re in Toronto, I do hope you’ll come by… Some singular portraits, as well as family stories, will be on display.

If you’re in Toronto, I do hope you’ll come by… Some singular portraits, as well as family stories, will be on display.long timeFor a long time I’ve been getting requests for portraits, so last year I took private commissions from seven families I know, to see where it could lead. The idea was to capture people with what I’m known for: strong concept and a sense of story through colour and composition. I’m pleased with the results and I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface for what I can do with future work.
 
I’ll be exhibiting this work on Thursday June 27th, at 7pm.
 
If you’re in Toronto, I do hope you’ll come by… Some singular portraits, as well as family stories, will be on display.I’ve been getting requests for portraits, so last year I took private commissions from seven families I know, to see where it could lead. The idea was to capture people with what I’m known for: strong concept and a sense of story through colour and composition. I’m pleased with the results and I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface for what I can do with future work.
 
I’ll be exhibiting this work on Thursday June 27th, at 7pm.
 
If you’re in Toronto, I do hope you’ll come by… Some singular portraits, as well as family stories, will be on display.
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