My Gift To You
Let’s cut to the chase, finding meaning in the overwhelming nothingness that is existence is what drives us to create. Whilst I am on that journey I would love to build a community of fellow travellers, sharing stories, guidance, wisdom, and most of all connection.
We are all ultimately alone in the universe and through science, religion and art we attempt to construct our individual realities and a reason to keep living. Painting with oil is really where my reason begins. For me this particular medium presents opportunities to connect with others in the realms of the intellectual, the crafts-person-ship and, dare I say it, the spiritual.
‘Free Resources’ is an archive of material I’ve been putting together of various practical and theoretical exercises since I started my journey as a freelance portrait painter in 2021. There is nothing new in the content of these pages, other than the specific context in which you’re reading them. Also, maybe the fact that it is I, Robert Moutrey, who wrote them down for you after my own floundering experiments in an attempt at sharing an experience together (as much as one can have a shared experience on a blog post).
Portrait of Ms Tomiri & Ms Ida Joy-Reed. Oil on 9mm birch ply panel with
Do I work from photographs or ‘From-life’? The simplest answer is ‘yes’, to both. I
How much does a portrait cost? I offer three tiers of pricing for portraits: These
What size portrait should you choose? Deciding the size of your portrait is a fun