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 [...]

2019-04-10T13:36:00+01:00August 2nd, 2018|News, Portraits|

“Not a Penny More” at the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool

Portrait Exhibited as part of the 2018 OpenThe Grundy’s 2018 Open Art Exhibition opened recently and I was delighted to see my painting “Not a Penny More” exhibited alongside so many other brilliant artworks from the creatives of the Fylde Coast. This year's exhibition is described by the gallery as follows:“Demonstrating the wealth and breadth [...]

2018-02-01T00:30:04+01:00February 1st, 2018|Art Galleries, News, 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 [...]

2019-04-10T13:39:59+01:00June 26th, 2016|In the Studio, Portraits|

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 [...]

2019-04-10T13:42:08+01:00May 7th, 2016|In the Studio, Portraits|

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 [...]

2019-04-10T13:46:09+01:00March 29th, 2016|In the Studio, Portraits|

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 [...]

2019-04-10T13:48:20+01:00September 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 [...]

2019-04-10T13:57:07+01:00August 27th, 2015|In the Studio, Portraits|

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