I have been fascinated with painting watercolor portraits for a bit now. I took a Suzanna Winton class at the Arts of The Carolinas last fall and my hubby just got me her portrait book for mother's day (oh joy!)
I think that the biggest mistake that watercolor artists make with portraits is with putting too much pigment on the page too quickly. In Suzanna's class, I learned that every skin tone wash should be SUPER light. I'm not sure why that makes for a more luminous portrait, but it does. I highly recommend her book for all of you portrait people out there.
So, this is my first attempt at a portrait using the book and I was pretty pleased with the results. This little one is the daughter of Chloe's ballet teacher. I snagged her photo off of Facebook so that I could paint her portrait as a gift for the end of year performance. (hopefully, she doesn't read my blog before next Tuesday...I'm counting on her being too busy with ballet stuff....lol)
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I'm a wife and mother of four kids. I homeschool, paint, run, and garden! I am always interested in digging truths out of Scripture. Here, you'll find my thoughts on art, adoption, gardening, mothering, homeschooling, books and whatever else is on my mind. Enjoy!
Creativity doesn't exist in a vacuum - like skepticism, it's a means, not an end. It cries out for a theme. To treat creativity as an end in itself is to assume godlike character for humans as though they could create ex nihilo. -J. Cheane