Saturday, 17 January 2015

Audrey Tatou

Her beauty is quirky yet nostalgic, her essence is gentle yet sensual. I am a huge fan of Audrey Tatou and 'Amelie' is one of my all time favourite films, I even run to the soundtrack.

Im um grand fan.


Friday, 9 January 2015

My son Freddie

As of lately I have been getting many requests to paint portraits of children, which I love doing, however I am always learning new techniques and styles so of course naturally I like to use my son Freddie as my main muse. The below images may not be as clear as the original painting as its always better in the flesh but it gives you a good idea of what I am trying to achieve. I have used both wet on wet and dry brush techniques throughout. I have also used both water colour paint and gouache. Water colour gives a translucent touch whereas the gouache gives a nice flat solid colour especially when mixed with white as I did with the background. I decided to paint the background in this colour to make the portrait really pop out. I am happy with the final result. Hope you enjoy it too.

Sian xoxo