Now both portraits (drawn & painted) of William Park Orlando L. finished


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; My portrait painting


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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

My portrait painting of the magnificent horse, William Park Orlando L.

I am so happy to announce that after 85 working/painting hours William Park Orlando L.’s portrait is finally finished!FINAL KEEP

Kinga and his portrait

DSCF7921 Kinga Portrait Wendy jane Sheppard

Kinga giving his thoughts about his portrait that I was commissioned to paint. His portrait is an oil painting on stretched professional archival canvas on wooden stretcher frame and measures 81cm x 108 cm

My new look website & blog

My website has been redesigned and now i have my own blog where you can visit to see the latest updates on the current commissioned portrait that I am undertaking, as well as other musings from my studio, Welcome DSC00185

Welcome to my new website

Welcome to my art studio

Welcome to my art studio

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