By Brenda Kennedy
I continue to do portraits based on images people send me and I also like to paint my food. Nothing new here in subject matter except that I’m experimenting with frames within frames.
The portrait is painted with oil on grey gesso on a cream background on a 14″x18″ wood panel.
Snack is painted with oil on a turquoise background on a white 12″x 12″ wood panel.
Neither of these paintings has anything to do with the pandemic. The portrait of my friend happened because of his losing over a hundred pounds, resulting in the total transformation of his appearance and especially his face. The avocado and beet hummus on a rye-crisp has no deeper meaning than my liking of that particular colour combination and, of course, enjoying the taste. The turquoise table was a bonus. It made a good background, which I often need help with.
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I like the portrait in particular. The not square frames add to and interesting face.
You did a great job on my paintings. They look almost professional (for being photographed with an old ipad from above on a table outside under a tempo) thank you, Brenda
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Brenda, your portraits are always incredible!
I really like the frame within a frame. It really enhances the composition.
Wow! Just wow! Your paintings always blow me away.