This portrait is based on a photo I took recently of my grand-daughter rock-pooling in Tenby. I say it is 'based' on the photo as I have to 'fess up that the likeness in the face isn't really there. I realised this after I had done the features but decided to carry on and use the painting as an exercise in figure painting - something I have done very little of. On the plus side, I think I managed to catch her expression as searched for crabs among the rocks. The biggest challenge was her hair, which goes into wild ringlets when damp. I am not good at hair but I am actually quite pleased at how it worked out. Watercolour on Fabriano Artistico 300lbs. P.S. I think it is best to view enlarged.
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