8" x 10" watercolor - sold
A few weeks ago I got a commission request that I couldn't wait to start painting. This portrait is it. This is my good blogging/facebook friend, Debbie's son. Debbie is a wonderful watercolor artist herself, click here to visit her blog. :)
There was such variety of color in his skin tones, and a lot of contrasting warms and cools. It was a real challenge to try and capture that. But I really enjoyed the process of figuring out what colors to use and how to mix them.
I learn something new with every portrait I paint. Sometimes I forget it (drat!) and have to re-learn it with the next portrait I paint, but that's ok, maybe one day it will finally stick!
There's always something new to learn when it comes to painting. It's what keeps me excited to pick my brushes up day after day. The prospect of discovering something I never have before. . . Or remembering it at least. ;)