portrait-painting love

portrait-painting

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  • She was constantly doing tapestry, petit point, calligraphy, portrait-painting, water colours, tinkering with her herbaceous border, that sort of stuff.

    Vanessa Feltz: My family values

  • It pictures a corpulent, naked Sue Tilley, who achieved fame when her portrait-painting "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping" 1995, sold to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich in 2008 at Christie's New York for $33.6 million.

    A Spectrum Apart

  • And his wife Margaret Burr must have been happy: no beautiful women, only trees, bushes, hills, streams, horses and cows… But, back to his portrait-painting days.

    Author Jo Manning on Thomas Gainsborough

  • In 2002, during a downturn in Japan, the House of Councillors reduced the pay of Diet lawmakers by 10 percent, and ended the transportation allowance, portrait-painting and pension given senior lawmakers.

    Leo W. Gerard: Toyota Republicans Should Cut Their Own Pay

  • The event opened with an interactive portrait-painting session.

    » 2009 » October Strocel.com

  • Rosalba in portrait-painting, both in miniature and at large, in oil as well as in crayons.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • He would have done very well in it, in portrait-painting especially.

    The Newcomes

  • Get the lay of the land ahead of time by spending Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort, where guests can enjoy a variety of seasonal activities, from making s'mores over a bonfire to a family portrait-painting session in the library.

    In Pictures: Luxurious Holiday Inns

  • He thought portrait-painting an improper employment for a woman.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Yet they have family portraits that go back to the Wars of the Roses and the first portrait-painting in England, and very fine some of them are; I happen to know, because they asked for my professional advice in overhauling them.

    The Complete Father Brown

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