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Finished portrait painting. Black and white with gold highlights. www.raytennyson.com

Finished portrait painting. Black and white with gold highlights. www.raytennyson.com

Progress of painting.  Added the black www.raytennyson.com

Progress of painting. Added the black www.raytennyson.com

Painting progress what you think so far? www.raytennyson.com

Painting progress what you think so far? www.raytennyson.com

Painting progress. All 7 shades in this update 🎨😊 www.raytennyson.com

Painting progress. All 7 shades in this update 🎨😊 www.raytennyson.com

Progress. The 5th shade on this portrait painting 🎨 www.raytennyson.com

Progress. The 5th shade on this portrait painting 🎨 www.raytennyson.com

The process. Three greyscale layers in.

The process. Three greyscale layers in.

The start 😌

The start 😌

#tbt my first portrait attempt using paint in 2010 of @aliciakeys and this is what I came up with 😕. They were worse and most didn’t look nothing like the people I was painting until months later. For the few that think some are gifted and some are not is a poor way of thinking and a terrible way to show younger generations to go after what they want at anytime. I wasn’t born with any talent but through hours and hours of practice I developed talent on my own terms with no schooling only with pure observation. Nothing looks good in the beginning but it can only get better as time goes on. Boredom doesn’t exist to the few that seeks to be skilled we call it time invested 😊🎨 www.raytennyson.com

#tbt my first portrait attempt using paint in 2010 of @aliciakeys and this is what I came up with 😕. They were worse and most didn’t look nothing like the people I was painting until months later. For the few that think some are gifted and some are not is a poor way of thinking and a terrible way to show younger generations to go after what they want at anytime. I wasn’t born with any talent but through hours and hours of practice I developed talent on my own terms with no schooling only with pure observation. Nothing looks good in the beginning but it can only get better as time goes on. Boredom doesn’t exist to the few that seeks to be skilled we call it time invested 😊🎨 www.raytennyson.com

Shipping day. Packing up to send to California and New York today! 🎨📦✈😊 www.raytennyson.com

Shipping day. Packing up to send to California and New York today! 🎨📦✈😊 www.raytennyson.com

Getting my face ready for this cold weather! My beard game about to be crazy this winter 👳❄😌

Getting my face ready for this cold weather! My beard game about to be crazy this winter 👳❄😌

Completed anniversary painting I recently finished for @clancey07 www.raytennyson.com 💙💏🎨😌

Completed anniversary painting I recently finished for @clancey07 www.raytennyson.com 💙💏🎨😌

Almost completed process of already finished anniversary painting 💏🎨😌 www.raytennyson.com

Almost completed process of already finished anniversary painting 💏🎨😌 www.raytennyson.com

Latest anniversary painting! For wedding or anniversary paintings visit www.raytennyson.com or email portraitbyray@gmail.com 🎨👈😊

Latest anniversary painting! For wedding or anniversary paintings visit www.raytennyson.com or email portraitbyray@gmail.com 🎨👈😊

Almost completion of recently finished anniversary painting! Enjoyed this one for @clancey07 watch the steps I took to completion. Interested in your wedding or anniversary painting visit www.raytennyson.com or email portraitbyray@gmail.com 🎨👈😊

Almost completion of recently finished anniversary painting! Enjoyed this one for @clancey07 watch the steps I took to completion. Interested in your wedding or anniversary painting visit www.raytennyson.com or email portraitbyray@gmail.com 🎨👈😊

Latest anniversary painting! Enjoyed this one for @clancey07 watch the steps I took to completion. Interested in your wedding or anniversary painting visit www.raytennyson.com or email portraitbyray@gmail.com 🎨👈😊

Latest anniversary painting! Enjoyed this one for @clancey07 watch the steps I took to completion. Interested in your wedding or anniversary painting visit www.raytennyson.com or email portraitbyray@gmail.com 🎨👈😊

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