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07-23-2014, 04:58 AM
Okay, haven't been on the forums in a while so thought I'd post a few samples from a recent project. I am painting a series of portraits on request based on a social network profile picture and incorporating an element of that persons interests/hobbies to show their character. I have tried to keep a fairly consistent style and a light hearted approach - sending the subject updates of the painting as the process evolves. I still have a list of others to work at but struggling to find the time to complete just now. Around 3-4 hours spent on each in total.


07-23-2014, 07:25 AM
Hello Nick.....Very Impressive work, I think they will be blown away upon seeing they're finished portraits....
Cool style, nicely done!

07-23-2014, 07:06 PM
Speedy and nervous brushstrokes that seem to conglomerate gravels and dust into a person for few moments to disappear soon thenafter. A quite intriguing effect. Excellent. The first one made me think of a Frida Kahlo self-portrait ...

D Akey
07-24-2014, 06:05 AM
I love these! Really great portraits - they very much look like individuals with uniqueness to them, unlike the sameness that some formula work can fall prey to.

Great series. Hope they were duly appreciative.

07-24-2014, 07:06 AM
Love your series, such great portraits, hope to see many more

07-24-2014, 01:50 PM
great portrait paintings here. woot ! great style too ! hope to see more :)

07-25-2014, 06:16 AM
Wow....impressive stuff.....:cool::cool::cool::cool:

07-27-2014, 11:45 PM
Nice!! Some creative work!! Still wondering, whats the hobby of the third one. :rolleyes::confused:

07-31-2014, 01:15 AM
Thank you for the kind comments! I've being working on the 4th one but struggling to get time to finish it at the moment.

PS. Belvrog - the 3rd one was based on the "tough mudder" assault course experience.

This is "Yorkshire Lass" - my current portrait in progress. The subject is my friend Steph who came over from the U.S to do a year of uni here. She loves Yorkshire tea but has a cheeky picture holding the Union Jack with a thumb down so as a response, I figured I'd give her some rural charm :-D


07-31-2014, 01:42 AM
Another good one. A quite spontaneous smile and expression.

D Akey
07-31-2014, 03:54 AM
You really want to connect it up with her Union Jackery, you should have her in this pic with her thumb down on the hand holding the mug thereby spilling tea all over herself. Would be an appropriate editorial spin about when one gets too haphazard and careless about their thumb-in-cheek comments.

God save Helen Mirren and all such regal exports. . . In exchange, looks like you got our common export. And they call it "fair trade". Piffle! :D:D:D:D;););););):rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::r olleyes::rolleyes::p:p:p:p:p She looks really cute. Nice painting.

07-31-2014, 10:17 PM
Haha I like that idea - would need a shocked pin-up style face expression. I did originally have her with a union jack design flat cap ;) but wasn't sure it hit the effect I was going for. (I'm generally indecisive lol). - Here's an earlier WIP.

08-01-2014, 06:37 AM
I like them :cool: Congrats

08-01-2014, 03:00 PM
Your brush strokes are GREAT!

08-05-2014, 07:47 PM
Great paintings,full of life ,keep posting!:cool:;)