self portrait for a competition
This Self-Portrait is an Acrylic Painting, which is painted in a semi-impressionist style, lots of yellows and blues, on a boxed canvas 18" x 24" x 2". I painted this for a competition at the Mall Galleries Portrait Competition. Competition was extremely high and so were standards of excellence. Why did I paint myself like this? This was a fond memory of mine where we visited Bournemouth, my husband Dave and I, staying at the Chocolate Boutique Hotel. It was Dave's birthday in the October, hence the coat at the time. I used to love that coat but I lost it when I visited the USA at Charlotte Airport, I have tried to capture the smile and stance. I am seated on an animal skin chair, which is kind of fascinated me. I am at the top of some stairs where is near a small window with venetian blinds. We had been for a walk and just relaxing before dinner.
The painting is a personal one but I can do commissions of similar portraits and portraiture, in acrylics or oils, watercolours, charcoals or in mixed media. I also paint pets/animal portraits and portraiture. These are at reasonable prices and rates. At this size I would charge around £250 for acrylics, but I could paint in oils, watercolours, mixed media or in black/white charcoal or smaller portraits if desired.
I live and work in Slough area and am available for commissions. I work in acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, oils, watercolours, encaustic art (hot wax) and other mixed media.