Posts tagged ‘watercolor portrait’
A drippy portrait of M.
Portrait of T. A glimpse of his steadfast strength, inexhaustibly supporting his kindness, compassion and generosity.
Kiss kiss winter good-bye!
A little muddier than I’d like. Here’s J.
A good-natured, early morning, pop in the teeth, just out of bed, ten minute portrait!
Nope, nobody I know. Really. Only loosely based on someone I know. Nope, not telling. She’s pure fiction. Such fun watching her materialize!
BTW, not talking about my teeth. They stay put.
A sketch/painting of Dianne.
Watercolor Wed. sketch-this one took a little longer due to all the hair! Of course, this is a backward progression.
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.
A five minute happy kid:)
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. And because they were not commissioned work, I had the freedom to get very close to the likeness I’m always after, without worrying about nailing a likeness. The upside is that with watercolor, the paintings are quick, and I can make many. I’m hoping that in a relatively short amount of work time, if I paint several watercolors of a subject, I will be able to yield at least one likeness that will hit. We’ll see;)
Another watercolor portrait, really quick and loose.
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!