So many brilliant and highly diverse portraits! You can see the winners of the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture here. Although I could take photos it was suggested I not take close-ups of individual portraits, rather wide views, that's fair, I was just happy to be able to show how wonderful these works look hanging in the beautiful space that is the city Linton and Kay Gallery. Some of my favs were the portrait of Tom Gleisner, to the left above, by Sam Deakins and the beyond fabulous portrait of Nic Naitanui who apart from being a pretty good footy player :) is an all round good guy and a positive role-model. Painted by Jerome Davenport who's work you have seen here many times.. pull it in and have a closer look, so good!
Do you recognize Janet Holmes a Court renowned Australian businesswoman and philanthropist by artist Rachel Coad and the strong image of Burt Admiral by contemporary portrait artist Joshua Miels, pull it in and have a closer look, stunning.
Always good to see young artists encouraged.
As for moi, if you've been wondering where I've been and what I've been up to this weekend.. up a ladder with a paintbrush in my hand not painting portraits :) All this exertion has to stop, it's
bloody blooming exhausting! Big catch up today.. happy Sunday, take care and stay safe... p.s. I bet you're out there having a fun weekend right!