Tuesday, January 03, 2006

A Watercolor Portrait

Painting a portrait in watercolor is a difficult process. If certain features of the face are off slightly, the person portrayed does not reflect reality. With other media adjustments are facilitated in a manner that does not make the painting look overworked. Transparent watercolor allows for some adjustments, but the transparent look will fade as more pigment is driven into the fibers of the paper when adjustments are made. The artist must plan well ahead to avoid that scrubbed overworked look. The following portrait was painted in November 2005, and completed and framed in early December 2005.

3 Comments:

Blogger Dieter said...

Bob, a very nice choice of light and color in this one.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

A beautiful painting with a wonderful sense of light....Great work!

2:26 PM  
Blogger jenner said...

Bob, The portrait is beautifully done, just have to point out the strokes you used to paint the hair, facinating, it looks so real.

8:13 AM  

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