Paintings by Amanda Barrett
Amanda Barrett Artist
If you would like to view my paintings please visit my paintings website
I have a wide range of subjects that interest me. I prefer to paint from real life only using photos for reference or if a sitter cannot spare the time to sit for a portrait.
My subjects include
• Still life
• From life
I prefer to paint from life and expect to complete a head and shoulders portrait in 2 x 1.5 hours sittings.
This can be done in my studio in Suffolk or at a clients home.
• Using Sykpe or FaceTime
It is possibe to do a portrait over Skype or FaceTime. It can be fun as we can chat or listen to music whatever you feel comfortable with!
• Good quality photographs
These can be supplied by yourself or I can come and photograph a subject which is more successful as I can then meet the sitter and get to know a bit about the person
• From life “plein air”
This is by far and away my favourite way of painting. The changing light, sky, atmosphere all effect the way a painting comes out.
• Using photographic reference
I rarely use photo reference exclusively, I will do on-site watercolour sketches in addition to taking reference photos