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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Watercolor Portrait of Kevin's Mom Joyce - Splatter and the fun bits

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I made a few minor adjustments to her face and eyes and have to wait until the paper is dry again to make another pass on her eyes.  Her left eye is slightly larger right now so I will either try to open her right eye a touch or close the left eye.  I have softened the highlights on her face and they look quite natural in real life but show up a little bright in the photo.

Then I moved onto the fun part, the splatter :)  I splattered different sand colors in the foreground to add a bit more texture and interest.  I also added a bit more punch to some of the shadows and brightened up the wood grain and grass a touch.  Other than her eyes I think the painting is complete but will look at it again in the morning with fresh eyes, that is after my coffee of course, otherwise everything is just really fuzzy.

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