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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

A season of portray | Justina Blakeney


Now that we’re settled in our new house, I lastly have been portray once more. For years I had been portray on small items of paper from our eating room desk — I didn’t really feel I had sufficient area so as to add an easel and bigger canvases into the combo. However now I’ve the area for a portray space for myself in my house workplace and have been portray, incessantly, for the previous few months — nights, weekends, over winter break — portray, portray, portray.

I get quite a lot of pleasure from portray my family members, imagined folks and scenes, and self-portraits too. Attempting to get a superb likeness, but additionally engaged on capturing the spirit of the particular person. That’s the toughest half actually. A few of these work I’m very pleased with, others I can barely take a look at and maintain hidden away in my closet, however with every new portray that I do, I be taught one thing new and am loving the method so, so a lot.

This one is a “mixed-media” piece. I used wire for my curls. Pun supposed 😉

My people.

My daughter, Ida, has been within the combine too, getting her portray in whereas listening to stand-up comedy! It’s been a terrific bonding exercise for her and I.

Thus far I’ve been utilizing principally acrylics however I’m considering to begin to play with oils quickly…

And this considered one of Ida could also be my favourite…

Hope ya’ll are having fun with your winter up to now!

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