After a couple of awful attempts (navy blue clothing and overhead lighting gave dreadful shadows and made me look very gaunt) so I wore soft pink and stood in front of a sunlit window! Also, took specs off (as I find them impossible to paint and they are varifocals which can be a bit tricky anyway) - eyes are too big and should be greenish (but were in shadow) but rest is I think fairly accurate if a bit flattering - apart from the mouth which a friend said was very serious - (concentration!)! Watercolour on CP paper - 15-20 minutes.
About the Artist
I'm an amateur artist. I have drawn all my life - used to be mainly portraits but now a wider range. Did a lot of portrait/figure drawing at classes for a while in the 1990s then had a break from doing much at all until a couple of years ago, since when I've gone back to classes and workshops run…View full profile