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Shelley Lynn Dane Garrod's Portfolio

Freelance Portrait Painter, Illustrator, & More

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Shelley Lynn Dane Garrod - Over 30 days ago
'Michael'......2012 entry in the 'Gainsborough Awards' (1.5m x 1.2m)
Cassim - Over 30 days ago
love ya work babe!
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
This is really beautiful Shelley....your are soo gifted my friend:))
Shelley Lynn Dane Garrod - Over 30 days ago
Thankyou Em and Cassim......the final piece had more work on it and looks better.I used my favourite technique of acrylic base and pastel layers. This produces a velvety layered finish, taking about nine weeks to complete.
It's a depiction of my man, Michael. His name 'MICHAEL', which means 'like god'( God's Sistine Chapel pose) his spiritual heart of Michael the Arch Angel, Michael holding his Greek heritage close to his heart, is a Teacher ,Scritptwriter and Accountant......so he deals with paperwork ALL the time! He reaches out to people through his work and making (devine, lol) connections everyday, yet he appears to be throwing it away, but it keeps collecting / growing like feathers. Its a very symbolic portrayal of a man who's secret passion is really performance and singing. So if you look carefully at the composition sideways, you will see the shape / symbol of the Greek Lyre, which represents Performance.I love doing portraits at this level. I did a timeline video of it too about the inspiration and the actual painting to Josh Groban's song 'Remember Me'........personal pieces take alot out of you, but the results are so so rewarding! NOw who's next on my list? I'm ready to conquor another one, lol x x x
Em Gee - Over 30 days ago
Sounds fantastic Shelley Lynn and thanks for explaining about it all as it does put awhole new aspect on the overall pic...so full of movement and feeling of emotions....You excelled Shelley Lynn and how is that selfie going....did you start that one? lol...Keep in touch and let us know what you are up to ok..Love Hugs xxxx