This is one of a few paintings of Melanie a few years back.

14 inches x 20 inches – Arches cold-press watercolour paper

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A figurative artist, Chris started out as an illustrator, later to become a figurative painter, focusing mainly on portraits.

Chris has exhibited in several one-man shows, and a few mixed shows in London.

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  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonabout 5 years ago

    what else can i say, chris?…. simply beautiful and you’re so darn good… : )

  • Chris Baker
    Chris Bakerabout 5 years ago

    Mimi – you’re a darling; I * you ;)

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyabout 5 years ago

    Your art work is spectacular! :)

  • Chris Baker
    Chris Bakerabout 5 years ago

    Ming!! Thank you my dear – very kind of you :)

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful work and great how you have got the perspective just right with all those tricky angles! Hands and feet are the most difficult things to paint too!!!! Well done Chris.

  • Hello Lynda, and thank you so much! I’ve always liked doing hands & feet (more so hands); I much appreciate you comments :)

    – Chris Baker

  • Ruth Palmer
    Ruth Palmerabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful work! Such a difficult angle and you aced it! Gorgeous detail!

  • Hello Ruth,
    Thank you kindly :) Yes, an interesting pov to tackle there!

    – Chris Baker

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoabout 5 years ago

    chri hi great job wonderful illustration

  • Thanks Reynaldo – very kind of you to say so :)

    – Chris Baker

  • roger  boreham
    roger borehamabout 5 years ago

    beautiful erotica….. I d hang it on my walll,…… girlfriend might complain……….tho

  • Many thanks Roger :) Aaah.. what a shame! ;)

    – Chris Baker

  • Kevin McGeeney
    Kevin McGeeneyalmost 5 years ago


  • Hey there Kevin – thank you sir!! What are the mysterious ‘melted crayons’ that you mention in your profile?? [Intrigued!] Cheers!

    – Chris Baker

  • Kevin McGeeney
    Kevin McGeeneyalmost 5 years ago

    put the tip of a crayon on a hot iron (tipped up), and catch the crayon as it melts with a pallet knife then slap the color on watercolor paper….it instantly solidifies on the paper creating an interesting texture and effect… the way, don’t do like I did and use that same iron to later iron work shirts, lol

  • Ha! I’ve done just that sooo many times I can’t count ;)
    That’s a great tip!! Thanks – appreciate the info :)

    – Chris Baker

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