A great pleasure and in celebration – portrait commission unveiling.
It was wonderful to attend the unveiling of Candace’s Portrait Commission…
Gifted an oil sketch to be painted from life as a present for her birthday. The whole process has been an absolutely joy! Genuine and interesting. Candace was a star sitter. Intelligent, giving and a lovely lady (with a great sense of humour). We got on so well and made a great team – I love the opportunity to work closely with the subject to create a portrait they will love forever.
The unveiling took place over a weekend in September in front of Candace’s family and friends. I was so lucky to be a part of that marvellous event
celebrating. The portrait was so well received, I am so happy!
See the piece in full here: Commissions Gallery
I thrive on…
The parts of portraiture I really thrive on:
- getting to know someone well enough in a short amount of time (there’s so much skill in this) in order to portray their character as much as a likeness.
- experimenting with those materials – every portrait is an opportunity to push myself and the paint.
- making new friends – a portrait is so personally you do have a long-term/lifelong connection to the sitter and that is just beautiful.
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Hannah Ostapjuk, British Portrait Painter & British Portrait Artist working and living in Yorkshire, UK.