I love my dad, he is the most gentle caring man I have met. He always puts others before himself and would get out of bed in the middle of the night to go and help someone who has a broken down car. It was lovely to paint him as it was just we spent some time together :) Watercolour Painted on arches medium 300 gm
Painting in watercolour is a challenge compared to oil or pastel. With watercolour you work from light to dark, trying to keep those whites as it is almost impossible to bring them back after they have been painted over...grrrrr, lol....
This is Sally, a friend of mine who was married earlier this year. Here she is,a gorgeous vintage loving girl looking really beautiful on her wedding day.
My portraits start off very light with glazes of colour with transparent colours. I gradually build up these colours after each layer is totally dry. A beautiful method that gives such a glow to your painting.
Sally is still unfinished. There is so much to learn with these watercolours
And I am on a mission to conquer the difficulties along the way... Many mistakes
Are the only way to learn.. I think self taught artists are unique in that they develop
A technique that sort of evolves from all the mistakes, lol....
Not to mention the wonderful therapy from just sitting and painting :)
My daughter, painted from a photo taken at my wedding earlier this year. She is adorable and quirky, full of life and very unique. She found some galaxy print cotton, which is quirky too :) and we made a vintage inspired dress for her to wear. I love my Jassy and really loved painting her pretty face.
Watercolour, painted on arches 300 gm cold pressed paper. I used transparent paints and did lots of glazes to build the colour in the skin tones.