Monday, June 29, 2015

2015 Archibald entry

I love painting people! And Patricia Weerakoon is no exception. In fact, we had a lot of fun together as I prepared my portrait of her for this year's Archibald. We had a couple of sittings and it was lovely to get to know her better over this time. In the second sitting she managed to hold a smile (on and off) for over an hour and a half while I painted her! wonder her grin is so bright in the picture.

Here's the finished painting I submitted last Friday:

Art classes

Over the past couple of terms I've had a lot of fun progressively teaching more and more art classes for kids! Some have involved cartooning and comics-making, others pastels and going through art movements, and one was even a workshop on making concertina books and zines!

Anyway, here are a couple of photos from the pastel classes...