What a brilliant watercolour portrait! I love the gentle colours but again strong enough to bring emotions and character to the subject.

Sensitive and lovely watercolour portrait. Love the way you have done the eyes with more emphasis on one than the other. It is hard to convey who a person is in a portrait but I can see what you mean about Tom's expression and his autism. My grandson has Aspergers and capturing his gentle expression is something I love to do.

Two VERY accomplished portraits in a very difficult medium. These go way beyond artistic competence, and achieve character.

Thank you very much for your comments everyone. It's a great painter-community out there...

I agree with the above comments: brilliant and perfectly painted! I especially like the composition: all attention goes to the expression in his eyes and face! Perfect!

Fabulous portrait again. Jx

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A recent commission. Tom looks to one side and leans slightly to express the fact that he is autistic. It made for an interesting pose for me.

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Catherine Beale

I am a painter specialising in light-filled watercolours. I am particularly drawn to larger-than-life sized head and shoulder portraits where there is space for watercolours to flow and “sing”. I am recently experimenting with new surfaces that allow my watercolours to hang unglazed - what I call…

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