I’m super happy to announce a brand new portrait canvas painting that I have produced recently; which I’ve been eager to show you all for a while!
I love painting, whether that’s on watercolour paper, inside my sketchbook, or on canvas like today.
I’m usually asked to produce landscape paintings, which makes up a lot of my fine art portfolio, but today is a nice change from all that; my favourite subject of portraits!
If you’re familiar with my sketchbook in particular, portraits make up the majority of my drawings, as I always find the face fascinating to draw, paint, and capture!
This portrait canvas painting is produced with gouache, watercolour, and a bit of graphite pencil (to sketch the form and composition of the piece before applying the paint), which is my usual way of working. I love experimenting away from commissioned work, and play with different mediums and materials, as this is a way for me to discover different working methods.
To celebrate a cheeky chappy’s first birthday – this painting is full of happiness, joy and smiles all round! Painted with a limited colour (which is my way of controlling the colour that I use, that makes my use of colour better as a result) of red, orange, blue and brown, I’m really happy with how the painting has turned out.
How Did This Portrait Canvas Painting Develop?
I usually start any portrait (whether as painting or drawing) by sketching the overall structure of the face, and roughly recording how the face should look. After the initial drawing, I add watercolour to the canvas – which is my way of breaking the ‘fear of the white canvas’.
The fun part: where I paint blocks of gouache to the canvas, add details, and after a bit of time and fun, it’s finished! (I wish it was always that simple!).
The gouache painting stands at roughly 9 x 12 inches, which I’m hoping would look ace in their home (and of course coupled with a lovely frame to go with it haha!).
If you’re a fan of this portrait canvas painting, do check out the images below, which is also on my fine art portfolio too!
If you want a portrait canvas painting for your home, need a well designed logo, or have an idea about a potential illustration, don’t hesitate to get in contact with me at any point. I’m a freelance illustrator, designer and artist who is available for hire! If above all, see what you think of the images below, I would love to hear what you think!
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