Gillian Sandra in 1967 by Kath Woollen

Gillian Sandra in 1967

Pencil sketch on paper - I did this from a photo of my sister as she was in 1967 aged 8. The original is framed and given to my sister as a gift, which she loves.
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7 comments
a lovely soft gentle sketch, well rendered
over 3 years ago
Very nice...great expression in the eyes.
over 3 years
soft and gentle,very nice emotion captured!
over 3 years
very good, I love the softness of this one.
over 3 years
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Kath WoollenArt has always been a great love of mine for as long as I can remember and I desperately wanted to go to Art College when I left school, however my father completely forbade it, saying that I would turn into a "pot smoking hippy", and I was subsequently sent off to Secretarial College - bear in mind that this was in the 1960's when parents usually had the last say!

As I grew older, got married, and spent time with my career, and bringing up my son and daughter, my art receded into the background, but was always there - ready for me to return to when the time was right. That "right" time came in a way that I wish wasn't so heartbreaking, and I now find that Art is my passion and my salvation after losing my son in 2004 to osteosarcoma...
Do you prefer to paint whatever YOU want to paint and then hope it sells or do you prefer to take orders and paint something based on the person's wishes and...
I definitely paint what I like... I've tried "commission" and find it too limiting, and then the person has to like it as well! When painting for someone else,... view answer
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