The Gallery – Portrait

Time for our weekly “The Gallery” contribution. This week’s topic is – Portraits!

Let’s start with a Wiki Definition:

“A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.”

So, I would like to do one of both my children – they haven’t really featured yet, so I guess now is the time!

1) Pip Squeak – aged 4.5 mths

We did a “home photo” shoot a couple of weeks back. I wanted to capture her in her “baby glory”. So here she is. This is what it tells you about her:

— she loves her feet

– she loves her toys

– she scratches herself when furstrated (see little nick by nose)

– she is a wee bit sceptical of the camera!

Red Ted's Portrait x 2

2) Red Ted aged 20 mths

– as per the Wiki definition, I am “sneaking” in a painting! 

– he loves the camera (now loves HOLDING the camera)

– he loves playing with daddy (this was taken with daddy)

– he is a very happy chap

– he inspired pop art kid portraits (the image you are all familiar with for “Red Ted Art”)

Join me on Facebook for a chance to win one of these portraits of your child!! When I have reached 200 “friends” on Facebook, I will draw a lucky winner! In the short term you all stand the chance to win some lovely “Owls in the Wood” bunting.

Previous Gallery Posts:

7 Sins – Pride

Joy – Spring 

Ugly – These should be in a Tim Burton film 

Outside my front door 


Colour (Red Ted’s Bunny)


14 responses to this post.

  1. I love the pics, and now you’ve gone and put my work of art to shame!


  2. Posted by parklover on April 28, 2010 at 7:31 am

    My daughter loved to lie on her changing mat with no clothes on when she was a baby. I had it on the kitchen table and we’d listen to the radio and stare at my neighbour’s beautiful tree outside the window (which he’s now had hacked back to a stump, sob!) Lovely photos!


  3. How cool are the photos and the great pix next to your photo! You are so very clever xx


  4. aahhh I always wondered where your avatar had been generated from. Lovely pics x


  5. Aww they are such cute photos – amazing how fast babyhood goes.


  6. These are lovely. K is still obsessed with her feet and using them like another pair of handsI Love your pop-art picture.


  7. Very lovely and smiley! Made me grin too!


  8. Gorgeous smiley lovelies!


  9. Lovely photos. The pop art one is fab. Well done!


  10. Such beautiful photos – love them x


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