Tag Archive for: BP National Portrait Gallery Portrait Competition

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The first portrait to be completed while following the strict diet of "white is light", instruction on the technique courtesy of Charles Weed.
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The Duchess

The Duchess was pre-selected for the National Gallery in London's BP Portrait Award in 2015. Related story: The Duchess in London Begun in July of 2014 and completed November 7th shortly after a week-long trip to London, which included…
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Portrait of My Uncle, Joseph P. Allen IV

My third attempt at the BP National Portrait Gallery competition (2014).  Given the poetic paradox between medium and subject matter (oil-portrait-meets-astronaut), I thought my chances were good.  Again rejected.
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Knight in an Evening Landscape

My second attempt at the National Portrait Gallery competition, which must have been for the 2012 competition.  Again rejected.  But in retrospect, not my best effort.  The portrait of my Dad is a much better painting. Here is…
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Dad Playing Sudoku Facing Right

  This painting was taken to London and presented for the 2008 BP National Portrait Gallery competition—My first attempt!  Sadly, it didn't make the cut. But any excuse to visit London is always a good one. Comments carried…