Monday, March 3, 2008

WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT CLASS DEMO


I have been busy getting ready for my watercolor portrait workshop in Littleton this coming week. I have used this gentleman, Morris Ellis, for my image to demonstrate the full face portrait in most of the classes I have taught. I am retiring him now and have selected a new image to work with for the class this week. This is the fifth version I have done. Each one got looser and looser. I was in love with his cowboy hat and especially the brim. I really got carried away this time!!! Red orange has become a color I am very drawn to these days. The paper for this painting was coated with diluted mat medium. I really enjoy working on this surface. For some reason, I have not photographed the other 4 versions of Morrie. I will take care of that when I get back and share them. It is fun to find new and different ways to present the same image.

I will be traveling with my laptop. That way I can post to the blog, receive e-mails with your efforts attached! and show the class ideas for working with the computer using Photoshop Elements, etc. Technology! Amazing!!!!!!!!!

3 comments:

Nava said...

I love your Morris paintings!!! he seems a bit sad about being retired...

Mary said...

Wonderful painting! Good luck with the workshop.

I am very excited with the March challenge and have done a couple small experiments so far. Will send something soon.

Steven Twigg said...

Fantastic piece. I love the looseness of it and the colour choices.

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