I completed the drawn portrait first so I could refer to it when completing the painted portrait. I referred to the drawing for the accurate portrayal of William Park Orlando L’s features and also the correct tonal placement, the lights and darks. I always create a detailed drawing first to use in this way when I am painting major portraits .
Edna Louise Shaw
Portrait information : dimensions: 76cm by 60cm, medium: Oil on Stretched Canvas
My portrait of Edna Louise Shaw is permanently exhibited at the James Cook University Library in Townsville, Queensland. The portrait is in honour of Edna Louise Shaw who has generously donated a significant collection of books in honour of her father John Vernon Shaw . This valuable collection numbering over 5000 books is titled the Shaw Family Collection.
I have been honoured that Edna Louise Shaw had endorsed me to paint her portrait. I have endeavoured to express her generous, honourable and virtuosic spirit and profound wisdom and strength of character
Today is the launch of my newly designed website. I welcome you to explore my website and in particular the testimonials from people who I have undertaken and completed portraits by commission. Also please browse the different animal and people portraits that I have undertaken in the Gallery. Thank you and Welcome Wendy Jane Sheppard