Boy painting for Marina

“Boy painting for Marina”
40cm x 50cm (16″ x 20″) Oil on W&N canvas texture paper 300gsm.
This is a painting I did for , one of my students as part of the art class.
I do the first portrait, we share the second one, by me doing the difficult bits and the student the easier. Finally the student will do the third and I only intervene as necessary.
This is the stage that can take either a short or a long time, depending on the person. My goal is to see a degree of autonomy in the student. This may or may not include a personal style showing yet, rather a base upon which he/she can grow further. Guidance is still necessary but that varies with the individual too.

By Phillip

Currans Hill artist Phil Carrero started as an impressionable 16 year old drawing charcoal portraits through the streets of Buenos Aires. He worked his way up from drawing to painting and begun to sell his works around that time. Coming to Australia in 1973 , at the age of 23, Mr Carrero continued his studies in Art and completed an apprenticeship for four months to get himself better acquainted with portraiture painting. Meanwhile, for almost ten years produced and sold many ship portraits and marine paintings. -After that I begun getting around 12 commissions a year for just portraits. That's the point when he begun to make a living out of painting-, he said. He paints in the Traditional, Realistic style ... English and Italian schools, his portraits can resemble the Grand Manner style of the 19th and 20th centuries in England and later, America. (extracted from "Artist has brush with thieves", Macarthur Advertiser, January 2004)