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Chasing the colour

Having just returned from an enjoyable portrait workshop led by the talented Aine Divine in Scotland, I am exploring a new way of rendering portraits through chasing colours and light, applied using only flat brushes in manner that is both carefree yet deceptively considered. 366 more words

Watercolour demo - Tom Hardy

Last week I tried to show how exacting measurement in prep drawing for a watercolour portrait can work in your favour by giving reassurance of the drawing and confidence before applying paint. 140 more words


Watercolour girl (more)

More paint on; tonal additions and adjustments, eyes, some hair, eyebrows, lips, nostrils.

Everywhere got a little paint to finish.

Watercolour on paper 28″x15″


Watercolour girl

A demo for Thursday group highlighting precision measurements when transferring drawing to paper.

I am not averse to a bit of tracing when drawing on to canvas or paper but this time I got the ruler out and showed the scaling up from measurements taken from the photograph. 50 more words


Painting Bette Davis

Bette Davis is one of my favourite classic Hollywood actresses. The first time I ever saw her was in the movie Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, and if you haven’t seen it you really should!! 258 more words