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A season of portray | Justina Blakeney


Now that we’re settled in our new dwelling, 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 combination. However now I’ve the area for a portray space for myself in my dwelling workplace and have been portray, incessantly, for the previous few months — nights, weekends, over winter break — portray, portray, portray.

I get a variety of pleasure from portray my family members, imagined individuals and scenes, and self-portraits too. Making an attempt to get a superb likeness, but additionally engaged on capturing the spirit of the individual. That’s the toughest half actually. A few of these work I’m very proud of, others I can barely have a look at and hold hidden away in my closet, however with every new portray that I do, I study 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 an ideal bonding exercise for her and I.

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

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

Hope ya’ll are having fun with your winter thus far!

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