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Elizabeth Whelan
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Artist & Portrait Painter
Artist & Portrait Painter

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The painting for the upcoming 'Artists in Art' portrait and art event July 22 at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. This will be used for the posters, ads, postcards, etc.!

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Thank you Gwyn McAllister for this article about the upcoming summer of portrait unveilings! You are all invited -- June 20, July 11, August 22 and more!

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Ross Gannon's portrait, unveiled yesterday! 

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A Possible Dream: Your portrait painted in Carly Simon's garden!
Win this 'Possible Dream' Live Auction item at the event on July 27, donated by me and Carly Simon! Or is that, Carly Simon and me?! You’re So Vain: Island artist Elizabeth Whelan will create an 22” x 28” oil-on-linen portrait of the winni ng bidder. The wi...

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Portrait of Nat Benjamin, wooden boat designer & builder
Nat Benjamin's portrait was the second painting unveiled at the June event at the Workshop on Martha's Vineyard. After Stina's painting was unveiled I am sure he didn't know what to expect! Nat hadn't even seen the sketches I made for this painting, so ever...

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Portrait of Stina Sayre, clothing designer
Here's one of the paintings recently unveiled at the Workshop Gallery in Vineyard Haven, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. What a great night, and a chance for me to honor some excellent Islanders by painting their portraits. This is Stina Sayre, a very t...

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Completed painting of Irish Step Dancer
Time to post some completed paintings! Here's the lovely Irish Step Dancer whose painting was shown in earlier stages. The last 25% of a painting is about bringing all the details together, and making sure the colors work as a whole. This portrait and a few...

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Pre-mixing oil paints before painting session
For the last few years, I've been pre-mixing my paints when I am about to work on a portrait or other complex painting. I find it saves me time in the long run, and even though I may not use all the colors during the painting session, I was wasting a lot mo...
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