Examples of portraits by Artist Sophie Huddlestone.
The adventure into the world of portraiture, narratives, and portrait progression. Sometimes the unpredictable application of the paint decides on the portrait’s theme as the paint dribbles into shapes sparking ideas, Other times the portrait is planed with a personal narrative to add meaningful topics in a subtle way creating conversations and interest about that person.
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Would you like your portrait painted?
Portraits can be painted in watercolours, textured watercolours, oils, textured oils or mixed media which combines oils and watercolours. Portraits can be pained onto paper, media board, canvas board or a canvas.
Above is an example of a portrait for celebrity Russell Osman it is on a canvas board. (He acted in the film Escape to Victory, Indian Super league football expert, TV Co-commentator, former footballer for England etc.)
I was thrilled when I spotted that my portrait of Rankin had been selected as one of the portraits to be displayed on the floating wall gallery of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist Of The Week television program, episode 3 with Robert Rinder.
Sophie’s style is to add swirls and twirls of patterns and flashes of colours such as dashes of sky blues or bright pinks.
Sophie works from a photograph but prefers a chat with the person first, either online messaging or in person. The paintings take approximately two or three weeks of sketching ideas and painting. Regular updates of how the portrait is developing can be sent to the customer. Ideas can be incorporated from the customer. Before posting or collecting the portrait an image is emailed for approval (with the option of a full refund).
Commission portraiture price quote on request, most folks order from the £200 price range. Your original portrait will last for generations to come. Scroll through the portraits at the top of this page for examples:
- Textured Watercolour.
- Textured oil portrait.
- Oil Portrait.
- Watercolour & Oils.
Commission paintings are created with complete confidentiality if requested, otherwise progress images and the finished portrait may appear on Sophie’s website and social media.
You would own the portrait but the full copyrights remain with the artist, Sophie Huddlestone. It is not permitted for any person or entity to use any artworks or images by Sophie Huddlestone for printing, copying or replicating, physical or virtual form. This is a one of its kind original painting.
Sophie Huddlestone painting animals and flowers since 2011 and began portraiture in 2018.
Above is a portrait on paper painted in the mixed media of oils and watercolours, the portrait called ‘time for tea’, it was one of my early commissions.