Claire, in progress

Clare, in progress, 2015

I’m now working on another portrait: a generous friend who doesn’t seem to mind standing under a spotlight in the corner of my lounge-room, listening to my ten year old at trumpet practice. Somehow she still looks serene.

Clare, in progress

Clare, in progress, 2016


Observant readers may notice the removal of glasses between versions! I liked the glasses but they had such an impact on the final mood of the painting I decided to paint them out. Perhaps one day I’ll paint Clare with glasses for a different sort of portrait.