Latest portraits by Gary Armer

Painting from Life at Southport Flower Show

I am delighted to announce that I will be exhibiting at Southport Flower Show 2018. Not only that but I am running a competition with the Flower Show to reward one lucky winner with the chance to have their portrait painted from life at this year's show! Win a Fine Art Portrait - Painted [...]

August 2nd, 2018|News, Portraits|

Latest Painting – Incredibly Detailed Wedding Portrait

Portrait of Mr & Mrs James After months of work in front of the easel I am delighted that the wedding portrait painting is finally finished. The portrait celebrates the marriage of Mr and Mrs James and strives to capture the happy couple in all their finery on their big day. Mr & Mrs [...]

September 3rd, 2016|Portraits|

Portrait in Progress – Part 7

Here’s my final instalment of the wedding portrait in progress series before I unveil the completed painting. In this blog I talk about some of the all important final changes and finishing touches. As I showed in part 6 of this series I have made an important change to the background, opting for a simple [...]

Portrait in Progress – Part 6

Here’s my sixth installment of my wedding portrait in progress series. I’m getting close to completing the portrait now and things are really starting to come together. In this update I reveal how I approached the challenging complexity of the bride’s tiara. I also discuss some improvements made to the painting of the bride’s mouth [...]

Portrait in Progress – Part 5

After a busy few months moving house and setting up the new studio I’ve finally managed to spend some more time on the wedding portrait. In this quick update documenting the progress of the painting I show how I start to capture some of the detail of the bride’s wedding dress and bouquet. Oil Painting [...]

Portrait in Progress – Part 4

In this next update of a wedding portrait in progress I talk about how I improve the skin tones of the Bride and Groom and refine their facial features further. In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series you can see how the faces of the happy couple are loosely established with thinner [...]

September 9th, 2015|In the Studio, Portraits|

Portrait in Progress – Part 3

In this third update of a portrait in progress I show how I struggled with part of the piece before totally reworking it. As you will see in the photos below, I changed the sky and clouds of the background a number of times before I settled on a variant that I thought worked. In [...]

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