Friday, August 19, 2011

Gallery of Faces - Portrait of Cassandra

Gallery of Faces - Portrait #2


For this watercolor portraiture I used a reference photo that I had on hand and used it to place features, coloring and shadows.

Once I laid in the basics I continued to make this lovely dark complexioned little girl my own by adding creative detail in her hair, ribbon and clothing and then I named her Cassandra.

I like the way it turned out.

This 5 x 7 original will be for sale soon in my Etsy Shop at:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gallery of Faces


Starting today and with my newly completed painting of my grandson, Joey, I decided to challenge myself with the goal of creating a "Gallery of Faces."

I hope to learn a lot from this challenge including the further development of my skills as a portrait artist. I confess I'm excited at the thought of it. I consider myself a "forever student" in the field of art and have always been intrigued by the face and how to paint it. I especially love how the fresh look of watercolor captures those beautiful facial features.

So here is my plan:  I will paint a "face" each week and post a picture of it on this blog. I'll take a few months to complete the task. My medium will be watercolor. I will most likely paint on paper and will probably keep to the 5x7 size in most cases. And I'll leave the option open whether to use pen, watercolor pencil and/or ink in addition to watercolor.

 So there you have it. My Gallery of Faces is now official.  Be sure to comment and/or critique. I would love to hear from you.

P.S. If you have a "face" that you'd like to see in watercolor, click on "Commission a Watercolor Portrait," just to the right, for details on how to make that happen.

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