Acrylic on Canvas, 540mm x 610mm (18″ × 24″).

Based on Anne Boleyn (played by Natalie Portman).

Here is the reference image:

And an original painting of Anne Boleyn.

It took quite a few hours to paint. I converted the garage into a painting ‘studio’—but it was freezing inside—this is Scotland after all. Helped keep the acrylics fresh though.

Although I ‘helped’ some students before, this is my ‘third’ painting—that is done by myself. Hopefully I am getting better. It has been four months since I last touched a paintbrush, so took a while getting back into it.

Some of the stages in case anyone is interested:


  • navybrat
    navybratover 6 years ago

    very nice Bob!!

  • Thanks Navy.

    – Robert O'Neill

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 6 years ago

    OMG…This is and instant FAV!!! Well done…awesome work!

  • Thanks Susan

    – Robert O'Neill

  • Danilo Lejardi
    Danilo Lejardiover 6 years ago

    Fantastic job here!

  • Thanks for the view Danilo

    – Robert O'Neill

  • Maggieposh
    Maggieposhover 6 years ago

    Brillant work Rob..Really so well done..Miss P

  • Thanks Posh. Lot of hard work.

    – Robert O'Neill

  • Jacqueline Baker
    Jacqueline Bakerover 6 years ago

    lovely painting like how you’ve shown the work in progress!

  • Thanks Jacqueline.

    – Robert O'Neill

  • Anette Tyler
    Anette Tylerover 6 years ago

    Beautiful painting.

  • VanSnuG
    VanSnuGover 6 years ago

    Lovely. So Lovely.

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    beautiful artwork, beautifully done, glorious imagery and wonderful details and colour, a real masterpiece. hugsxxx

  • Thanks so much Hilary. Took a long time to do—mistakes along the way. Glad you like it.

    – Robert O'Neill

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendover 6 years ago

    I love how you make the dress look so real you just want to touch the material great work Rob

  • Thanks Cate. Yes, it took a few days to do that dress—had to start again a few times.

    – Robert O'Neill

  • ElYPares
    ElYParesover 6 years ago

    Oh Wow!!! Stunning and amazing!!! Love the way you show your works progressions.

  • Thanks Eiypares

    – Robert O'Neill

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