PORTRAIT SILHOUETTES
BY
PHYLLIS A. ARNOLD, R.M.S.

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Miniatures of Poultry & Exotic Birds
Phyllis Arnold has been specialising in painted portrait silhouettes since the late 1960's and is considered the top silhouette portrait artist in the United Kingdom. This has been recognised by the award of the Memorial Gold Bowl of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters.

Portraits, either head and shoulders or conversation groups, which can include domestic animals, can be executed on either card, vellum or plaster. Her unique method of painting a portrait silhouette on plaster from a single sitting, carries on a tradition of painting on a plaster surface which was used by a small number of profile artists, in the years between 1770 and 1820.
Her speciality is depicting hair and certain types of clothing with a diaphanous edging, executed with the finest delicacy. Added to this she often overpaints the soft black finish with an ochre bronzing, which adds richness and a three dimentional effect. Family conversation piece

FAMILY CONVERSATION PIECE
Gouache on board
16" x 10"
Her portraits are to be found in many corners of the globe and amongst her sitters can be found names from many walks of life; from Royalty and politcians to young children. Her silhouette portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was a familiar sight, when it was chosen to enhance a number of fine limited edition porcelain commemorative pieces issued by Coalport Porcelain, to mark the Silver Jubilee.


Prices
Historical or Decorative silhouettes may be commissioned in black with ochre overpainting, or with coloured costume. Jewelery sized works are overpainted with gold powder. Prices on application Alternative frames are available for Head and Shoulder portraits.
Postage, packing and insurance is extra at cost.

Please contact the Artist to discuss your interests.
Melissa
MELISSA
Gouache on plaster
4" x 3"
The Late Sue McKechie
THE LATE SUE McKECHIE
Gouache on plaster
4" x 3"
Antonia Foyle
ANTONIA FOYLE
Gouache on plaster
4" x 3"
Rhonda, classical ballerina
RHONDA, CLASSICAL BALLERINA
Gouache on plaster
4" x 3"
Memorial Gold Bowl
WINNER OF THE MEMORIAL GOLD BOWL OF
THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MINIATURE PAINTERS
Choirboy
CHOIRBOY
Gouache on plaster
4" x 3"


Aidan Say

AIDAN SAY
Gouache on plaster
3" x 2.5"
Hector McDowell
THE HON HECTOR Mc DONNELL A.R.U.A.
Gouache on card
9" x 11"
Grace Arnold GRACE ARNOLD
Gouache on plaster
4" x 3"
Types of Portrait Silhouettes
Head and Shoulders
Gouache on plaster or vellum with Acorn frame. (A traditional Acorn frame consists of a gilt oval bezel within a black surround, surmounted by a brass acorn hanger. The glass is convex).
Three quarter length, military uniform
Gouache on plaster or vellum with Acorn frame with rectangular opening.
Conversation group
Gouache and ink on prepared board. Price on application, depending on size and number of sitters, type of furniture, pets etc.
Copies of existing silhouettes
Painted copies of existing family silhouettes can be produced if required. Price on application.

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