Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Painting the Queen

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands will turn 75 in January and to celebrate there is an open competition to create an image of the queen for an exhibition at the royal palace. I thought it would be fun to join in, paint the queen and hopefully one day exhibit something in my home country. Fingers crossed.
Here's my painting:
HM Queen Beatrix, oil on panel, 24x30cm


  1. That looks great, I'm sure you stand a very good chance. Did you use multiple photos as reference? I hadn't heard of a Glos woman ejected from Euro Royal bedchamber news story over Xmas.

  2. Saw this thumbnail at Rene's blog. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! BTW my artblog is I am Dutch and live in the Los Angeles area:)

  3. Thank you Jesh! thanks for stopping by. Groetjes!

  4. Thanks Ian! No, just the one photo. It felt a bit strange as its not my photo of course, LOL.

  5. It's awesome, I sure like here tender look!!
    It soo her, you nailed that exactly.

    About winning, be aware there are lots and LOTS of artists here in Holland,
    but I doubt that they would give here this tender look. I think she's gone notices that! Good luck Sophie.


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