IMG_1060 IMG_1061 IMG_1062 IMG_1063 IMG_1064 IMG_1065 IMG_1066 I have been working on a portrait of Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras since 14 August 2014. This painting is destined for the 2015 Archibald Prize.

Here are some work-in-progress shots plus a web link about Colin.

As you can see – Colin is well deserving of a portrait in recognition very significant contribution to the arts, scholarship, and a life committed to building strong Australia/China links. That Colin is included in a speech to the Australian Parliment by the Premier of China speaks volumes!

Colin is true gentleman and a very good subject to paint. I’m having a good time and I thank Colin for his willingness to sit for me!

The painting is 1.9 m x 2.9 m and is oil on linen. The first photo gives a view of the entire painting and the rest are deatil shots. More photos as the painting progresses!

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