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Paul and I were given a couple of HUGE canvases off Paul's brother for Christmas. Being the queen of procrastination, I have only just got round to doing something with mine. The plan was for me to paint Paul and for him to paint me.

I have felt quite bogged down with trying to paint in a realistic style for a while now, so I made the decision to stop doing portraits (for a while anyway). But I like painting faces so I decided to give a looser style a go. These canvases were the push I needed to help me out of that rut. I had no-one to please but myself; it didn't even matter if I got the likeness accurate (or so I told myself). So I enjoyed a day of sweeping arms, harsh lines and gloopy paint.

The result? Well my painting certainly hasn't broken new ground. It isn't even good, but it's my first attempt to detach that rod from my back and I love it! Even if Paul's comment was "It's not really me is it" :shakefist:


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Amanda Clegg
United Kingdom
Flemish/Renaissance/Medieval portrait obsessive and collector of skulls, junk, kooky toys, sleazy pulp novels and dolls from the 60's and 70's, living in Cardiff [UK] with my partner Paul and a tribe of cats, Lupa, Pogle and Tog. I mainly work in oils on wood and also do digital portraiture using a tablet.

Like my facebook page if you want :nod: the more the merrier…

Checkout my website Although, I'm a little slack at updating it :blush: much easier to just add the new stuff to my deviantArt gallery instead.

Current Residence: Cardiff, UK
Favourite style of art: Renaissance / Dutch / Flemish
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: ipod Touch
Skin of choice: Wrinkle free
Personal Quote: Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened

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Social-Misfit Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Happy birthday! I hope it's a great one! :D :dance: :hug:
evanesces Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
You've been featured... [link]
janey-jane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
*dances for the watch* ♥
Pulvis Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! Your gallery is amazing!
enginemonkey Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Yours too! Your sense of composition is really strong.
Atanasio Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
dear amanda the texture of the paper is put later by means of photoshop greetings
SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch!:iconsmilieplz::thanks:
LaserDatsun Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! Appreciated!
Atanasio Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
muchas gracias estimada amanda
SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hope you have a very happy birthday! ^^
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