Joy Wright is being interviewed, live, on ABC local radio next Wednesday at 10.30 am. It is with regards to her painting of “The Castle” (above), which is being exhibited at Waikerie as part of the 'Arts North at Rain Moth Gallery, Waikerie' Exhibition (see Events and Notices). Said Joy, "A big pleasant surprise".
Incredibly, Portrait Practice has just celebrated its sixth year of being (or, for a more emotive viewpoint .."now enters its seventh year"). Considering that 'portrait practice' was looking dodgy for attendance at the six months mark (and each few months thereafter), the word 'incredible' is just apt!
For most of us, portraiture from observation is hard slog. Regardless of the individual's comparative level of skill (we all had next to no ability at some stage), little by little, everybody's work can be seen to be improving. The photos here are works done in the last few weeks. They are not masterpieces - they are reasonable 'likenesses' done in twenty minutes from a 'live' model. They show a breadth of styles and abilities (although an invitation to all to contribute works for inclusion here resulted in a bit of 'gun-shyness' on the part of our portraitists). Thank you to all who contributed.
(Perhaps everyone should force themselves occasionally to look back on some earlier works .. especially if they are honest and remember that their 'poorer' efforts have probably already been 'culled')