Sunday, November 30, 2014

Two blow-by-blows

1. Sketch with soft pencil. 2. Lay down a juicy free-for-all color wash.  3. Add facial features and other "valhues". 4 A done deal!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

COMMENTS WELCOMED . . . the good, the bad, and the ugly.

COMMENTS WELCOMED . . . the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Many Faces of Tommie

I'm going to handcuff myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the third time I have worked on this SAME watercolor. I add paint, I take off paint, I add paint, blah, blah, blah . . . but . . . I think I like this LAST iteration (yes LAST) iteration. The End.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My latest watercolor portrait - need your advice

Which of these renditions do you like best and why.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The evolution of "Tommy"

This portrait of Tommy was started with a flat, four inch watercolor brush, painted in wet-on-wet on 140 lb. Arches cold press watercolor paper. After that, the painting was brought to completion wet-on-wet as well as wet-on-dry with a #20 round watercolor brush. Painting time about one hour.