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8×10 inch commissioned portrait, done with soft pastels and pan pastels on Pastelmat. Peter The Red is a wonderful artist and is also The Auld Yin’s Father-in-law and you can view some of his work in Alex’s gallery.

Full time artist and illustrator, specialising in realistic images in a range of mediums, but particularly favouring coloured pencils.

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  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful!! A real treasure

  • Thank you so much Kay!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardineralmost 5 years ago

    Whay’s this man; Peter the Red?

    A glass o’ rid a day,
    Keeps boredum an’ doakters away.
    An’ twa a day maks yea happy as weel,
    Dinny fasch or complain its nae big deal.

    Frae Bullaburra cums this auld man yung,
    Aye; his years add up tae a tidy sum.
    But a eighty seven years auld,
    yea kin see frae his photie he’s no even bald.

    Hiv’ a peek at the photie up top,
    Aw his hair he stull has- like a blidy great mop.
    Aye,an’ drinkin’ red is the richt direction
    if yea want tae hiv’ Peter’s fine complextion.

    So aw rid bubblers tha’ years ya fear,
    It’s the Blidy Rid wine whit maks it clear,
    If yea want tae live langer an’ hiv’ sum class,
    Hiv’ a Rid wine or twa in a great big glass.

    So Karen this day the work yiv’ dun,
    Allowed me tae hiv’ a wee bit fun.
    So a gless o’ wine fur Peter the Red,
    Aye;maybe twa glesses an’ early tae bed.

    Thanks Bonny Lass fur this classy portrait,
    Evirybidy oan bubble kin see- it’s Blidy great.
    At eighty seven he’s noo tucked up in bed,
    Noo we aw ken a wee bit aboot this Peter the Red.
    The Auld Yin.

    87 years Auld this Peter the Red; an’ stull suppin’ Red.

  • I’m lost for words Auld Yin – don’t know how you do it!!! He looks like a gem, just like yourself and I hope he loves it!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Jo-anne Corteza
    Jo-anne Cortezaalmost 5 years ago

    as usual, your talent amazes me Karen! – up to the very minute details :-)

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful comments – Jo-anne you are very generous and kind!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 5 years ago

    AWESOME work!!!! Beautifully done Karen.

  • Thank you so much Akkra – much appreciated!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant portrait of the Red Yin, Karen! Absolutely marvellous!

  • Thankyou so much for your wonderful comments Mike!!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent portrait Karen.

  • Thank you heaps Jim, as always!!!

    – Karen Hull

  • katymckay
    katymckayalmost 5 years ago

    Bliddy fantastic Karen…nice to see the Red Yin at last…would you look at that head of hair….you are the best Karen !!!!!! XX

  • Thank you Cathy – you put a huge smile on my face this morning!!! xx

    – Karen Hull

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 5 years ago

    just saw this Karen while browsing your gallery….what perfection! I have had the pleasure of meeting Peter the Red and of course the Auld Yin recently at an exhibition I went in and this is 100 percent Peter!! How long have you been doing portraits I wonder?

  • I had an email from the Auld Yin on the night he was going to your exhibition and he was very excited. I’m so glad it looks like Peter The Red!!! I started doing portraits seriously from about the middle of last year – I had done a few for family and friends before that but never had the confidence to actually sell them. I enjoy doing the pastel portraits even more than the coloured pencil portraits, so I’m really hoping they take off.

    – Karen Hull

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 5 years ago

    I am 100 percent certain they will! This is the spitting image of Peter!

  • Thank you Linda :))

    – Karen Hull

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 5 years ago

    AHA! All is now revealed! I have just found a bmail from ‘The Old (B) Yin’! I have just returned from a week away, ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT MY MONITOR IS ON THE BLINK NOW, AND HAS TURNED EVERYTHING GREEN!!!!! So I am unable to comment on anything RED, but from what I can see this is yet another stunning portrait Karen! (I am going into town to buy a new monitor tomorrow and will be able to see it properly after that)!!!

  • Ha Ha – you’re always good for a laugh Lynda!!! :)))

    – Karen Hull

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