Painting Queen Elizabeth I

Every day I consider myself fortunate that I get to do what I love! Here’s a few of photos of my progress on Elizabeth I of England portrait. I am using the Armada Portrait by George Gower as my inspiration. I have included a couple of very short videos of me painting a shadow behind a pearl and also me painting a lace cuff detail. Be sure to check out the photos at the end of the post too.

I hope to have it completed in the coming days. I am loving the details of lace and jewelry. Painting the gems is almost as good as owning them!

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So many details…



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A collection of Portraits

I never set out to become a portrait painter, it just sort of happened…now I find myself painting as many portraits as Silhouettes

Girl in red velvet
Girl with a book
Lady with grey hair
Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark with child
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark with child – currently on exhibition at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen
Queen Margrethe of Denmark
Portrait of Queen Margrethe of Denmark in Gråsten Palace Garden
Working on a Duchess of Cambridge portrait

A royal portrait

Several years ago I painted this portrait of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. She later saw the painting and liked it, it now hangs in her private quarters in Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen.

The finished portrait
The finished portrait
Painting Princess Mary of Denmark portrait
Here I am in my studio working on the painting.
Princess Mary’s relaxed demeanor and obvious joy of pregnancy touched me. It inspired  me to paint her portrait from this photograph.
Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen.

See my other portraits