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.