Finally finished my latest portrait - of the gorgeous Barbara. Founder of the Pens de Luxe group of stores around Australia and Author of 'Polishing Your Penmanship', this wonderful woman was a pleasure to paint, as was her sister before her, Linda. I had hoped to bring out the quiet strength of these women in the painting of them. I hope it translates..my favorite part of doing portraiture, is interviewing and spending time (if I am able) with the subject/s. During the creation of the piece, I can see in my minds eye, the fluidity of body, the smile, the laugh, the interaction between animal and person, the soul in the eyes if you like.
'Barbara', Oils, 61 x 76 cm
'Linda with Fifi and Bruno', Oils, 61 x 76 cm