Jane Coulson

Portraits, Fine Artist

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Anna

Anna

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Children, Featured, Portraits |

In this portrait I have minimised the impact of the navy blue jumper Anna is wearing by fading it to nothing,  to emphasise her  hair and face, outlining her neck with a little white ruffle collar.  She looks away, dreamily, in is a most peaceful and lovely pose.  All the detail and work is in the features and hair, leaving the eye to rest as regards...

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Mountains near Stellenbosch, South Africa

Mountains near Stellenbosch, South Africa

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Featured, Oils |

Somehow this scene is very familiar, with the rows of vines, the purple mountain ranges and the pinkish soil in the foreground.  There are a couple of workers from the vineyard taking shelter from the sun under the tree as they wait for a lift home.  I have used a palette with a lot of pinks and mauve here to reflect the South African landscape and...

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Girl with a diamond earring

Girl with a diamond earring

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Featured, Oils |

This is a painting of a teenager I saw in a township in South Africa, wearing a “diamond” in each ear and dressed in an  immaculately laundered but frayed white school shirt.  Sadly many of the young people at the school there were Aids orphans, and looking after their families.  I think her eyes are full of sadness, and beautiful.

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Daisies with bowl

Daisies with bowl

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Featured, Watercolours |

This painting has a conversation going on between the daisies and the bowl, with a few extras putting in their two penn’worth as well!  The daisies seem to bend over the bowl, and the whole is blended by using a limited palette on the cool side, with yellows, greens and pink predominating.  Again, I have used blank paper to indicate the white petals to...

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Ridgebacks

Ridgebacks

Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in Animals, Featured, Portraits |

This portrait of the owner’s two beloved Ridgeback Hounds had to show the bodies and legs, rather than be just head and shoulder.  Their muscular qualities and sleekness and colour is magnificent, and I enjoyed drawing the fine shading on their heads and their beautiful dark eyes.  Sadly the larger dog, lying down,  died prematurely of a heart...

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