Sunday, January 04, 2009
Watercolor Painting - Portrait in the Charles Reid Style
Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 140-lb cold-press paper, 9"; x 12" (23 cm x 30 cm).
I don't really do much portrait work at all, as I really favor doing landscapes, but I've been doing some of the exercises in the Charles Reid "Watercolor Solutions" book. This was a pencil-sketching exercise/demo, but I added paint in a loose "Charles Reid" style, complete with spatters of paint.
This is actually the first portrait painting I've ever tried--I'm pleased with how it turned out.
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