watercolor work in progress
I worked on this painting last night, hoping to finish it, but it was not to be. I had to keep waiting for it to dry, mostly the background. I know you can use a hair dryer, but I don't really like to, mostly because I wanted the background to have random watercolor effects.
His face is pretty much finished. I may go back in one more time with some yellows and pinks, very lightly. And then I need to finish his hair, hand and book. I like where it's at so far. I swear I learn this lesson every time but I have to say it again, stop while you're ahead. The paintings that I am the least satisfied with are the ones that I've worked to death. There is a fine line with watercolor, and especially the skin tones in portraits, between finished and glowing and tired and overworked. I still need to remind myself of this sometimes. So maybe I'll leave his face where it's at. :)
While I wait for the washes to dry on the painting, this is what I've been working on.
colored pencil portrait
It's a portrait of my youngest from a photo my sister (an awesome photographer, her blog is http://www.photographybyjennymartinez.blogspot.com/ ) took last year right before he turned one. I'm having so much fun with this and I hope it turns out the way I want it to.
Well, I'm off for the day friends, hope everyone has a great weekend!