From the Danish Royal Family’s Lofts and Cellars

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. Portrait is now in Amalienborg Palace
Amalienborg Palace

From the Danish Royal Family’s Lofts and Cellars

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A special exhibition that included my portrait of pregnant Crown Princess Mary.

Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen from September 2016 until April, 2017.

This portrait was a personal and untraditional one of the future Queen of Denmark pregnant with Denmark’s future King. The portrait of the Princess was exhibited together with the dress that she wore on this day.

The exhibition also showcased 2000 other artifacts from the Danish Royal Family’s collection of art, jewelry, clothes and memories.

The portrait now belongs to the Princess.

More information about the exhibition on Amalienborg Palace Website

Portrait in acrylic

IMG_3871A few months ago my  art supplier stopped stocking my preferred Winsor & Newton oil paints. Whilst I was waiting for an online delivery of new colours I decided to mess around with a few acrylic paints I had kicking around the studio. For an oil painter to switch to acrylic painting there are many challenges. One of which is obvious – acrylics dry really fast! A real problem when working with layering glazes as I was doing with oils. The recent portraits posted here are acrylic paintings, the pressure is on to work a little faster to try to create an acrylic portrait using oil painting techniques! Here’s a recent acrylic portrait which I have tried to make appear as though it has been painted in oils.