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Friday, September 23, 2011

Watercolor Portrait of Girlfriend - Completed Portrait

I knew I should have ran outside to get a decent photo of this when the sun came out for a brief few minutes this morning but I wanted to believe that it was going to be sunny today.  So I had to use studio lighting for the final photo so the colors look a touch off, the skin is not quite as reddish/orange compared to real life.

Just a few minor touches were made to complete this painting.  I softened a few areas on her face and hair and added several washes of brown to her eyes and lashes and some more golden highlights to her hair.  The finishing touches were also added to her ears and jewelery. Of course each layer needed to dry before adding another and with smaller areas it seems like more time is spend waiting than painting.  This is where having a home studio comes in handy ;)

2 comments:

FERNANDO ARTAL said...

Tracey, a magnificent portrait, splendid!
Warm regards, Fernando.

Costescu said...

Thanks so much Fernando :) Love your work as well ;)