A fifteen minute young woman with a digital spritz to soften between the eyes, and a wee bit of extra hair on top. Couldn’t help myself.
As a portrait painter, my new challenge in watercolor is to quickly capture a natural likeness. When I work in oils, the process is forgiving, because I am able to walk away, reevaluate, and layer corrections to please both myself and the client. The loose watercolor portraits of sisters above, were executed very quickly. …
I’ve been pushing the watercolor practice. I’m still mostly interested in very loose, direct painting. These are very quick, (approx. fifteen minutes ). About one-third of these experiments go directly into paper recycling. Here’s a survivor;) Initial brush strokes
I had some fun with this. I’ve learned that I must never use pencil to plan a loose watercolor, but instead just go for it. And, to experiment with color!