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Old 08-23-2013, 02:27 PM
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A beautiful and regal official portrait of HRH The Princess of Wales:
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^^^Oh, yes, that was always one of my favorite ones.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:28 PM
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I agree, one of my favorites too.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:08 AM
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The Late Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother in her regal glory-
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:05 PM
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I wanted to share some of my work with everyone on here, this is my latest painting, a portrait study of King George VI.

(I double checked with Warren if it was okay to post and he suggested this thread).

All I ask is that you do not take and repost elsewhere without my prior permission.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:05 PM
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Wow, that is quite impressive. You are a very talented painter. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:45 PM
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Isaac: Thanks for sharing, this is excellent.

I want to know if this is tryical of your ourve? And do you work from photos or ???

I fascinated by your choices with focus/depth of field and would admit - that reminds me a bit of Titian (not a bad thing at all).

TNX again. Bertie is such an excellent subject, IMHO.
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:56 AM
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This painting is absolutely wonderful in my opinion. You've captured George VI as I think most would imagine him to be. In my imagination, I see this man in moments before a radio broadcast quietly saying a prayer and he's very pensive and trying to collect himself before doing something he's always had a fear of doing and that is public speaking.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:18 AM
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Thank you for the kind comments on my art.

It is always a bit nerve wracking when I show a new piece to people as in the past I've had complaints that my work is too realistic or it doesn't count as real art because I'm self taught.

Now to try and answer AdmirerUS, I tend to do portraits and am currently working on a series of Royalty themed pieces, this one of King George VI is the fourth in that series the other three being his father King George V and Tsar Nicholas II and Prince Michael of Kent.

I use loads of different references, anything from a postcard to a photograph (no matter how old) to still from a news reel or interview. Main thing is that there has to be something that jumps out and shouts "use me"

And I agree Bertie is such a wonderful subject to paint.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:28 AM
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Well done. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:39 AM
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Add me to the list of people impressed by your painting. I had to look twice to make sure I was looking at a painting and not a photograph.

Where can we see your other work?
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:42 PM
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[QUOTE=Victorian-Dandy;1640103] Now to try and answer AdmirerUS, I tend to do portraits and am currently working on a series of Royalty themed pieces, this one of King George VI is the fourth in that series the other three being his father King George V and Tsar Nicholas II and Prince Michael of Kent. /QUOTE]

Please do share these with us if/when you are comfortable. So jealous of your talent!
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:07 PM
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Since you all asked so nicely, here are some other paintings I've done of members of the British Royal Family




One of the first paintings I did of any royalty, King George V based on an old postcard.




Another portrait of King George VI wearing his Admiral of the Fleet uniform.




I couldn't paint King George VI without doing one of his much beloved wife Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:46 PM
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Absolutely breathtaking!!!
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:56 PM
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Absolutely breathtaking!!!
I totally agree.. all I can think is **WoW!**. I've seen a lot of portraits in my years but its rare I see them capture what is the essence of the person. The one of QEQM is 100% her right down to the twinkling eyes and an amused chuckle.

Thank you so much for sharing these with us!
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Brilliant! Thank you for showing us these!
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:07 AM
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Thank you for sharing your paintings with us, Victorian-Dandy. They are outstanding, you're an excellent artist. I think my favourite is the one of The Queen Mother, it has a very happy and bright atmosphere and would cheer me up on a bad day.

My question is probably off-topic here, but have you painted any of the European or Middle Eastern royals?
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:20 PM
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My question is probably off-topic here, but have you painted any of the European or Middle Eastern royals?
The only non British Royal that I've ever painted was Tsar Nicholas II but I'm always open to suggestions and requests.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:59 PM
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Photoshop is really cool. It allows a person to apply painting effects to pictures.
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:14 PM
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Photoshop is really cool. It allows a person to apply painting effects to pictures.
That probably would be the extent of my artistic talent too these days. I did a portrait of Gordie Howe in charcoal once and I guess it was close enough to being good for someone to steal it but other than that, I'm all thumbs.

Our Victorian Dandy is a truly adept portrait painter and I would love to see HM's expression if she was able to see his portrait of her mother.
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