Finished. A fairly large commissioned portrait of siblings. My client requested a tightly styled, formal, smiling portrait of the four kids-two sets of twins! The greatest challenge? Rendering really attractive children.
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. […]