Following the masterclass in portrait painting we had in the morning, we all set about trying to do our own portraits in the afternoon, trying to put into practice all the information that Charles had given us. This was the first time I had attempted a portrait from a live model and it was difficult. Normally I take measurements from any photo I am using to place the features, but I could hardly shove a ruler up the poor model's nose, so I had to rely on a careful drawing and good observation. I was pleased with the portrait as I feel it gets closer to what I have been trying to achieve. Watercolour on Langton 200lbs.
About the Artist
I am a watercolourist first and foremost as I love the qualities of the medium, its riskiness and unpredictability. I started painting about 8 years ago and it has now become an integral part of my life. Hopefully, I will continue to paint into my dotage as I am given to understand that you can…View full profile