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Portrait of Pippa Wilson - Jazz Songbird by Kay Cunningham

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My first entry into the Moran Portraiture Prize!
SOb, SOB – not hung!!!!!

Unfortunately the textures of the scratching of musical notes and symbols into the paint do not show in this image, but the general impression of what I was aiming for in this portrait is shown.

Pippa is a very generous lady and has an amazing voice and presence on stage. If you get the opportunity to see and hear her perform I suggest you jump at the opportunity – great show and she works with such talented musicians! What more could one ask for when looking for inspiration to paint a portrait of someone!!

Acrylic painting on Canvas.
Interactive acrylics

Life is too short not to paint or be creative!
Life is so enhanced with a brush in my hand.

Life is, I hope, a joy for you.

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  • WesternArt
    WesternArtalmost 4 years ago

    I am not sure I like this style Kay, but I do like the colours that you have used. I can see some of the notes. Is this the one you were workiing on with the cross hatching that you told me about.
    PS it is not your style it is the whole abstract/picaso(ish) style.

  • I loved working on this – it started out as a watercolour but needed more strength to correspond with Pippa’s inner core (as I perceive it anyway). o it is not the cross hatching drawing – that was in pencil. Thanks for your comments they were appreciated.

    – Kay Cunningham

  • phil1950
    phil1950almost 4 years ago

    This is cool Kay, love the colours and tones, great initial impact, well done

  • Thanks Phil – so great to have your imput. xx Kay

    – Kay Cunningham

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

  • y pleasure Deborah! :)) Kay

    – Kay Cunningham

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    excellent work

  • Thank you Kathy. Appreciate your comment. Kay.

    – Kay Cunningham

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 4 years ago

    So So Compelling Kay , Fascinating composition ! Stunning work .
    Many thanks for your lovely words , your so kind ..paul

  • Thank you Paul – for your encouraging comments and for dropping by…Kay

    – Kay Cunningham

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamalmost 4 years ago

    To Josh Bowe – thank you for adding Pippa Wilson – Songbird to your favourites. :)) Kay

  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyalmost 4 years ago

    Interesting portrait! and Congratulations!

  • Thank you so much Ellen. I entered it in the Moran but unfortunately it was’nt hung!

    – Kay Cunningham

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 4 years ago

    Featured Work April 1st, 2011

    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thank you for this honour Mary – I am so delighted.

    – Kay Cunningham

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamalmost 4 years ago

    To mhkantor my thanks for adding this to your favourites .. Kay

  • Paulina Kazarinov
    Paulina Kazarinovalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful very balanced composition! Love this style, isn’t it new?

  • Thank you Paulina. I have no idea – I just paint as I feel ad as I feel suits the sitter and the situation! I was originally planning a more traditional watercolour portrait but after doing that knew what I wanted to present Pippa for the Moran Portraiture Prize competition. It was not one of the 30 paintings selected for hanging!!

    – Kay Cunningham

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