Friday, 15 October 2010

15/10: COLOURED PENCIL PORTRAITS - WEDDING PRESENT

These two portraits were commissioned by 'Mother of the Bride' as a gift to her Daughter and Son-in-Law on their wedding day.

The first is a portrait of the Happy Couple based on a holiday snap.  The second is a portrait of my client's parents who sadly weren't alive to witness their Grand-daughter's wedding - the bride was very close to her Grandparents.

The portraits were to be a surprise and to have pride of place next to the Wedding Cake at the Reception and I've been given permission to post them on my Blog as the Wedding was last Friday.   Hopefully I may get some photos of the big day?

Unfortunately, I didn't photograph the portraits when they were in their final double mounts - which were silver inner and white outers.   But I hope these give the idea.

The portraits were completed in coloured pencil on grey Pastelmat as I wanted to keep the portraits fairly consistent and Grandmother's outfit, being white, needed a darker background to show it off properly.


My clients wanted to collect the portraits in person so we could say 'hello' properly and it was lovely to share their excitement .... I think it will have been a brilliant wedding!!

12 comments:

Colette Theriault said...

WOW! Sue, those are simply amazing!! Those will undoubtedly be the best wedding present they receive!! Again, BRAVO!

sue said...

Thanks so much Colette

Its always much scarier doing 'people portraits' ... even though I try to imagine them as four legged 'people' with fur !!!

I have a few more 'people portraits' to finish for Christmas now ...

RLT Art said...

Those are brilliant! I bet the happy couple and family where chuffed to bits with your hard work.
They really are super :)

Chrissy said...

These are tremendous, they are so simply full of life! Well done :)

Dors said...

Beautiful work Sue. Love them both and I can see why they are so excited.

Fabulous job on both pieces.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Sue, these are superb. I know just how much work goes into these type of portraits and what a sense of accomplishment when they are finished. I bet they were thrilled to bits - you did a stunning job!!!

sue said...

Thank you for your lovely comments ... I have 2 x triple people portraits to complete now and am on child 2.5 ... both portraits are for Xmas so I doubt I'll be showing any of the WIP pics for a while.

Jan said...

Sue! You did a magnificent job on both of these! I agree that these will be the absolute best wedding gifts the couple receives!

sue said...

Thanks Jan :o)

Steve Drew said...

Love the portraits, Sue!

sam said...

They are fantastic Sue, great job and nice poses too)

sue said...

Thank you Steve and Sam.

Must confess, I'm still more comfortable with the 4 legged models but its lovely to get positive feedback here :o)