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Larger Than Life by graemeb Larger Than Life by graemeb
Painting for a portraite art prize I want to win over here.
This painting has been accepted in the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award 2012
Oil on linen 120cm x 80cm
I have put a big image in so if you download it you will get a better idea of the detail.

www.graemebalchin.com
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:iconastraldreamer:
astraldreamer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you ever entered the archibald?
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graemeb Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Yes many times but not selected yet. Have been in the Moran though.
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
REAllY? Wow I would have thought you would walk it in. It must be hard to get in then.
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bohomaz13 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Excellent
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graemeb Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Thank you.
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
WOW! Stunning portrait!
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graemeb Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Thanks Sarah.
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
You're welcome! :-]
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waynecampbell-art Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Excellent work Very striking portrait.
and Congratulations!!!
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graemeb Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Thanks Wayne, sorry I took so long.
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LucaRossiMartini Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Beautiful!
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graemeb Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Thanks Luca.
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crazy-david Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Very nice.
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graemeb Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Thanks Dave
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xxaihxx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
stunning work!
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graemeb Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Thank you.
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
but that look is all Graemeb of course.
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graemeb Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Of course.
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
it's almost... Mucha meets a new goddess... sort of look.
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graemeb Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Think I can see what your getting at ... love decorative art.
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Kccart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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graemeb Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Thanks
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eom90 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, so realistic, awesome!! ;)
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graemeb Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Thanks
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DEMONxINxME Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
your work blows my mind. How you're able to make the textures of the model and the textures of the background differ even though its the same oil paint confuses me. It's very impressive how the wall looks. To me it seems quite like a fresco.
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graemeb Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I'm glad you picked up on that, I try very hard to give that effect. A fresco is the immpression I wanted to give.
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DEMONxINxME Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
An applause for your accomplishments :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Buddhalassie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
well you should see it on my 32inch screen - fabulous - Amy is fairly jumpin' off the screen at me..looks a bit like she is gonna biff me though! What did you think of Tim Storrier's winning entry for Archibald? I must say I loved it...really different, hey? I see you are adopting a new style too, very appealing.
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graemeb Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I would like to have a look at your 32in screen, look out she packs a wollop.
I love his work and I am glad he won, I am sure realisim is about to take off.
It's a method of painting that I developed while doing the work for my exhibition and I am just getting it right.
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Beautiful work ! Good luck !!
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graemeb Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thank you.
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LHMiller Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thumbs up! I do think the skin tones are softer and maybe warmer with your new technique. You get my vote.
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graemeb Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
It's all about the light Larry, thanks mate.
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kennyc Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Love it!
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graemeb Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thanks Ken.
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the portrait work but well done with the art nouveau detailing on the wallpaper :)
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graemeb Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thanks Nick, it is our states national flower, the Waratah
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NicksPencil Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great :)
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AstridBruning Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
good luck, great painting
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graemeb Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thanks Astrid, I think I am finding all the Art Nouveau likers.
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Newveau Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
This is really well done bud
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graemeb Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Must be the art new-veau background that done it for you Max. Thanks mate.
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DanNeamu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
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graemeb Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thanks Dan
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