Doing more than one face in one picture makes it much harder, both faces have to harmonize, and the two faces have to be related in size and colour. T...

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Pastel portraits

Sarahs lovely little painting

This lovely little painting by my daughter Sarah is a classic, illustrating what I believe, that a work of art can have an indefinable something that ...

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A painting by my daughter


Once I thought “If I could just paint as good as Rembrandt, then that would be enough!” After many years of struggling to learn about draw...

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What makes a good portrait?


This is a pastel portrait of the Australian sculptor Hans Nielsen, well known for his beautiful and sometimes lyrical or even downright funny creation...

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Portraits by Graeme Bailey