Portrait completed over Nine
Portrait Award 2
who prefers their
portraiture tempered with a degree of flattery will not be detained by
this painting for
very long.. Executed between August and October 2007, the motivation
this portrait was to concentrate not only on quantifiable appearance,
also to capture the essential spirit of playful mischief so often
displayed by my sitter and partner, Carole King; herself an artist.
means by which these features
translated comprise a variety of surface treatment, from fine detail to
gesture. Areas of impasto beside thinly glazed sections serve to
incidental interest across the picture surface.
Carole King; Naughty Girl
acrylic and oil on canvas