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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Watercolor Painting - Portrait in the Charles Reid Style

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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3 comments:

laura said...

Very nice! I admire how you did the nose and lips, and didn't overemphasize the eye sockets or the hairline--each one of these is something I have difficulty with! (on the rare occasion I attempt a human!) Nice, fresh washes.

HammelmanArt said...

Wonderful! I love Charles Reid and I think you captured his style really well!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Really a beautiful portrait and so in the Charles Reid style.
I have his flower painting book and am inspired by it.