Portraits

Portraits are my favourite thing to paint and I'm always looking for the best technique to capture the unique story a face can tell. I have used acrylic paint, soft pastels, ink, mixed media (sometimes all of these) to help portray what makes these people special.

 

If you would like a portrait commissioned please email me to discuss size, style and price.

KymBeaton_Patricia

KymBeaton_Patricia

Acrylic on canvas 35 x 35cm Commissioned This portrait was commissioned by a loving daughter of her mother.

KymBeaton_Elemental_Poet

KymBeaton_Elemental_Poet

Elemental Poet Soft pastel and charcoal Unframed 38cm x 56cm

KymBeaton_Graeme Stevenson

KymBeaton_Graeme Stevenson

'Colour In His Life' Graeme Stevenson OAM host of 'Colour In Your Life' I painted this portrait during filming of my television episode of 'Colour In Your Life' Soft pastel and acrylic Unframed 38cm x 56cm

KymBeaton_GrandmaJohnson.jpg

KymBeaton_GrandmaJohnson.jpg

In this portrait of Grandma Johnson I was looking to portray the fragility of time and the strength born from a lifetime lived. This portrait was achieved with mixed media; acrylic base with ink and soft pastel.

Bruce

Bruce

Bruce Life model sitting Soft pastel on Canson Mi-teintes paper (soft grey)

LT   { Lawrence Thomas }

LT { Lawrence Thomas }

Every portrait artist has to begin somewhere and generally that's with their nearest and dearest, their family. I'm no different. LT is my father and it took quite a bit of coaxing for him to agree to sit for me. From a very young age I was fascinated with a greenish tinge Dad's 'five o'clock' shadow would make against his skin and how it matched the colour of his eyes.

KymBeaton_Ray

KymBeaton_Ray

Ray Commissioned portrait Soft pastel on Fabriano paper Unframed 50cm x 65cm Please contact me if you're interested in a portrait.

 'Outgoing' Rose Portrait

'Outgoing' Rose Portrait

Commissioned Acrylic on canvas Please contact me if you're interested in a portrait.

'Boyish' Rose Portrait

'Boyish' Rose Portrait

Commissioned Acrylic on canvas Please contact me if you're interested in a portrait.

'Gentle' Rose Portrait

'Gentle' Rose Portrait

Commissioned Acrylic on canvas Please contact me if you're interested in a portrait.

'Cheeky' Rose Portrait

'Cheeky' Rose Portrait

Commissioned Acrylic on canvas Please contact me if you're interested in a portrait.

KymBeaton_SaskiaPortrait

KymBeaton_SaskiaPortrait

Commissioned Acrylic on canvas Please contact me if you're interested in a portrait.

The Boys

The Boys

Once again I turned my hand to a portrait of my family; this time my sons. Painted as a gift for my parents-inlaw as a reminder of their grandsons visit to their rural home. I was interested in the enveloping effect of the textural hay bales in the negative spaces as well as broad use of brush strokes. Acrylic paint.

KymBeaton_Peony Princess

KymBeaton_Peony Princess

Acrylic on canvas Unframed 41cm x 41cm Please contact me if you're interested in a portrait.

KymBeaton_BenPortrait

KymBeaton_BenPortrait

Commissioned

© Kym Beaton 2016

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