Whistler’s Wife Painting


Just to provide a bit of background to this painting, it was painted from a reference photo, completely by eye without gridding etc. As can be seen from the above gif, it’s not too far off considering.

I called the painting Whistler’s Wife as the pose reminded me of James McNeil Whistler’s painting “Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1” which was also more popularly known as “Whistler’s Mother”, and since I constantly drive Netty half crazy with my whistling when I paint, it seemed the obvious choice for a title…

The painting is currently still on display in the David Hughes Centre in Beaumaris, together with 4 more pieces by me and lots of work by other artists from the Island Art Group. The exhibition finishes at 5pm on Sunday 11th June.

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