Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Sleeping "Red" Beauty

There is something in most females that love the dreamy romantic girly side of things,
This painting captures all these emotions .
This is the first painting in my series of lady portraits which is exactly that,
The dreamy romantic side of being female.

Watercolour on Arches cold pressed.

Thank you to Deviant Art stock images for the reference photo.

Monday, 27 April 2015

My little Man Elijah.

I adore painting my family. The challenge with painting some one you know so well
Is gaining the likeness. 
This is my son when he was about three, and such a fun portrait to paint.
Painted in watercolours on Arches cold pressed paper.
I have tried a few different papers, but always prefer Arches. 
Such a gorgeous paper to paint on. 

Another painting of my son Elijah
I really enjoy playing with watercolours to discover different painting techniques.
Learning is never ending as there is so many ways to paint. 

Monday, 13 April 2015

My Brother Ray

A few years ago I painted the same portrait of my brother in oils.
I am finding watercolour a beautiful medium, which is challenging 
while learning .
Practising on paper, with the flow of water and pigment and laying
In washes with an even flow is something I have been doing to
help with the skin tones in faces. I think finally I am starting to
Understand this lovely medium.