Happy at 60 he said!

Happy at 60 he said!

Beautiful portrait, John, lovely skin tones and very expressive.

caught him a treat

Great portrait, John... very impressed that you painted this in 1 hour! I like the blues and greens in the face - very effective...

Great portrait for 1 hour's work John, though he looks a little tidier than usual!

I hour! This is fantastic John and as Frank said, tidier than usual.

Really good likeness John and done in an hour!

Superb. When you say TV snap. Did you pause picture or was it a photo in a mag?

You make it look so easy! Such a lively portrait

For this one I used a small blurred image gleaned from the Radio Times plus looking at a Gardener's World rather intensely! I have tried photographing a static recording for some work. I did this when composing a much rearranged Junior Orchestra painting. I try and work as fast as possible with these watercolour sketches in order to teach myself to be able to pick out the main likeness elements as well as the main lights and darks. For me the greatest inspiration I have had with watercolour portraiture is watching Aine Devine's video. Much recommended!

very good; I particularly like the cool to warm changes across the face.

Fabulous, John.. and so inspiring!

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Water colour 1hr exercise from a TV snap!

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