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Carly, Portrait of an Art Student

Photorealism Painting by Steve Greaves

Carly - Photorealism Portrait Painting by Steve Greaves

Carly, portrait of an art student           enlarge image

Acrylic on Board  2006

24 x 24 ins

Frame: Rough-sawn timber painted black

Mount: unmounted

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This Photorealism portrait painting of Art Student 

Carly is a follow on painting to the Amy Davenport 

portrait. It is painted in monochrome using only white 

and paynes' grey acrylic paints and is an exercise in 

subtle tonal variation.

 

The composition is unconventional in that half of the

subject's face is obscured. Her right eye is in shadow

and her hand covers her mouth. The edges of the hair and

arm are bleached out by light and the powerful square format

creates an impact.

 

The portrait painting took 31 painting sessions and

approximately 50 hours to complete using a size 3 Winsor

& Newton Sceptre Gold paint brush. I wasn't aiming to

produce a painting which could be mistaken for a photo-

graph here, it is a stylised painting which has obvious

photographic influence and has degrees of personal

interpretation.

 

Music influences my work as much as other artists'

paintings and I mostly listened to Doom Metal and Drone

Metal music when painting this picture, namely Pelican

and Earth.

 

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Carly - Photorealism Portrait Painting Technique

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