Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In Your Face


In Your Face - 11" x 15", Transparent Watercolor
Portrait painting always seemed like it would be too difficult until I tried it a few times. Now I really enjoy it. Once you figure out which colors work best for skin tones, it becomes a lot easier. My favorite colors to use are various Daniel Smith's quinacridone colors mixed with some New Gamboge and a tiny bit of Winsor & Newton's French Ultramarine Blue. The hair is definitely the most challenging element of a portrait, in my opinion.