Southern Farm

Southern Farm

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Portrait B-2

Reference Photo 8x10 Arches 150-lb cold press

The reference for this watercolor came from the WetCanvas site reference library. The portrait was done in my weekly portrait class taking around a month to complete. I painted all but the background, which the teacher finished. The way the light hit her face was what attracted me to this particular portrait. It took quite awhile to get the eyes looking correct. The scarf was the easiest. It was done wet-on-wet dropping in colors.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


In this weeks watercolor class, we were given a tiny pencil sketch of a evergreen tree covered with snow. Sometimes my teacher does this. She wants us to use our imagination to complete a painting. I tried to remember all the techniques I'd learn in another class - creative drawing - and apply them to this painting. I was pleased with the results. Sometimes a painting works.

11x15 Lana 150lb. coldpress.