Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Watercolor – More Watercolor Portraits

The following are recent portraits I have painted in the last few months. Some are painted in a very tight realistic style, while others are fresh and loosely painted. What I love about faces is each one is different and I try to capture the character of the person. I believe I am now able to capture the mood and emotion of the person in that instant. All were done from reference photos.

Most of you visiting this blog know I regularly attend life drawing sessions. I am improving my skills to accomplish portraiture from life in watercolor. In today’s busy world, many of my clients do not have time to sit for a portrait. Thus, I am concentrating on painting loose fresh portraits in a life sessions I attend. Soon I will post some of my recent attempts to do this in a short time frame.

Yes, this is all part of my journey as an artist. I encourage all of you to draw and paint from life. I belive the skills you learn from each drawing and painting from life will really move you down the path of fine art.


Blogger José said...


You have some really good works of art here.
The use of the watercolour's characteristics is well achieved.

Kind regards,


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Blogger laura said...

These are wonderful--each technique/method seems to suit its subject! I used to take life drawing, but where I'm living now I don't have access to life classes. I never painted what I'd consider a frameable painting, but I really do miss it; it was a challenge, endlessly interesting!

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