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Evergreen + Live Outback pictures on Page 2

in memoriam: Janette

Oil on canvas 28" x 18" completed this morning.
It is the first portrait I've painted since 1987 from a
reference photo taken in 2010 when she was 78yrs of age.
The outdoors setting is by an imaginary evergreen oak tree.

My approach to portraiture is to capture the spirit of my subject and if on completion
I feel that the person is alive on canvas and 'in the room with me', then I am a very happy little vegemite!


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Re: Evergreen - (new painting)

A true labour of love no doubt Mark and a wonderful job you've made of it. What a superb tribute, really well done.
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Re: Evergreen - (new painting)

Thanks Phill.
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Re: Evergreen - (new painting)

Good job of the eyes, a hard thing to do. Love it.
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Re: Evergreen - (new painting)

Brilliantly executed Mark.
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Re: Evergreen - (new painting)

Wonderful painting Mark, I bet Janette would have loved it.

I envy your talent.

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Re: Evergreen - (new painting)

Thanks Paul, the eyes and mouth are the crucial features to get right.

Thanks OM.

Dave, a very nice thought, I'm sure she would have.
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Wow! One of your best Mark. Exceptional work.
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Re: Evergreen - (new painting)

Mark, you have done a tremendous job there, the likeness is immediately obvious.
As Phill says a true labour of love.
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Re: Evergreen - (new painting)

Andrew and Huw, thank you both for those very kind comments.
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Re: Evergreen - (new painting)

Only know this good lady from your photographs. This is a very good representation which has a 3D look to it. Very well carried out Mark it must bring back many happy memories.

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In one sense it brings her back - in another it's a last farewell.
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Re: Evergreen - (new painting)

Wonderful portrait Mark. Bittersweet too I would imagine.
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That is a stunning painting Mark, and must have been a challenge at times.
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