Friday, April 6, 2012

The Base


Just "completed" this watercolor portrait. Actually, it is not fully complete. I consider this as my "base" upon which I shall take off and add paint and conte. Stay tuned and fingers crossed! Painted on 140lb. Arches cold press. 14 by 18 inches. Hey, before I forget, click on this portrait to see it larger. Can you see how much flow is going on? I paint on a small drafting table that easily tilts from flat to almost vertical.

7 comments:

Lisa Graham Art said...

Fantastic...I've been wanting to try some more watercolor painting. You inspire me to give it another go. My "portraits" won't look anything as good as yours though.

The colors in this one are very pleasant.

aurora cabeza said...

me gusta la utilizaciĆ³n del color

Dianne said...

A brilliant "start," I wouldn't have guessed it wasn't finished, but now I'm eager to see it develop!

David Lobenberg said...

Lisa, I kinda like the more subtle use of color on this one.

David Lobenberg said...

aurora cabeza, mucho gracias!

David Lobenberg said...

Dianne, I'm working a little on this tonight. Hopefully, I can keep in the groove.

Barbara M. said...

Love the flow and is that manganese blue in the hair and at the neck? Love that too. Super good.

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Barbara
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