Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Face paint



I always return to portraits as a comfort zone even though I wander all over the map in terms of subject matter.  There is something about constructing the human form that is endlessly interesting.

I saw this reference in the April portraiture forum of WetCanvas and knew that I needed to try it. Its a bit sombre, almost eerie if you look at it long enough, but fascinating enough to keep me interested.

I figured it was time for another watercolour portrait.  This is the start of it on 300lb Arches paper.  It measures 12 x 15.  There's a lot of layers to go yet.

7 comments:

"JeanneG" said...

Looks good. I haven't done a portrait in awhile.

black bear cabin said...

wow...it looks fantastic already...cant wait to watch your progress with this piece...very intriguing.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I love where this is going, Jeanette. Can't wait to see the next phase.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Jeanne. You have to be in mood to do a portrait I think.

Black bear, its an unusual view and subject. More tonight.

Elizabeth, its a bit of a puzzle piece and I was up early this morning adding more to it.

Collette Williams said...

... Somber yet colorful and vital. Life ever the paracox ... most every scene and subject a combination of the "light" and the "dark."

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

You make me want to try a watercolor portrait. You do such colorful work. Looking forward to more of this.

Jeanette said...

It has potential Collette. I like the mysterious quality of it.

You should Peggy, I'm sure it would be beautiful.