Saturday, March 20, 2010

People Portraits

Recently I participated in an online watercolor class Molly Muraah's Watercolor Magic.

One of the excercise in week 4 was to paint this woman:

1/8 Sheet Arches 140 lb CP Watercolor paper, Daniel Smith and Einsor & Newton Watercolors

I didn't like that picture much but I got a favorable responsible on Flickr. So I then tried my nephew:

1/8 Sheet Fabriano Artistico 140 lbs CP Watercolor paper, Daniel Smith Watercolors

Then I tried to paint DH. He hasn't said much anything about the blue eyebrows.


1/16 Sheet Fabriano Aristico 140 lbs CP Watercolor paper, Daniel Smith and Winsor Newton Watercolors

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please don't give up - I took Molly's class too - yours is better than some that she showed in her class by her students. You are wonderful...don't forget she said practice practice and not to give up too soon, that it is easy to get discouraged, but I sure don't think you should be discouraged at all!!!

Alex said...

awesome work! Really love the colors :)

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

I think your portraits are wonderful. I love the colors you have chosen.

Janene said...

Lovely work!

Dianne said...

How can you not like that woman painting!! It's beautiful! You paint beautifully...

Linda T said...

These are wonderful!!! Don't give up. I love the colors and the modeling.

bendelachanal said...

Your portraits are very good, the color, the framing. Even if you move on to foliage you can still do some...

Cecelia said...

Your portraits are fine! I especially like the woman, and the face of DH. Very unusual to fill the space with just the facial features, and I like that. Nothing wrong with the blue eyebrows. That's what you have to do with watercolors. I would encourage you to continue, take more classes, if you want, and just keep working.

raena said...

Your people portraits are excellent! And the one of your DH is my favorite!

Ellen said...

You have a real feel for the paint. All of these are terrific but I really like the one of your husband best. I think you are giving up too soon. You're too good to stop now.

freebird said...

Wow you did a great job on these. I recognize the Molly Murrah one and know you did better than the others that I saw. Super really. You really should not quit but do many more. You have to practice to be great - you are already good!

Neon Fog said...

Thank you to everyone who left the encouraging comments. It really helps. It is hard to not be critical of your own work.

Yevgenia Watts said...

They are wonderful. I like that you are not afraid of color!

Revelle said...

Beautiful work!
Revelle

seesue said...

Beautiful portraits indeed! I too love the one of your husband. Are these a series of glazes?

Ramona Davidson said...

Wow! You really did a great job on all three. Not everyone can do what you have. Great art.

Neon Fog said...

Seesue-I did an underpainting of several warm colors then glazed over those with cool colors.

nanke's stuff said...

These are really wonderful, and your use of color is beautiful! You're doing remarkably well - keep up the good work! nancy

ffyrebird.com said...

These are wonderful! Lovely use of color. Keep up the good work!!

Dan Kent said...

The eyes in the first picture are magical! I like that you are creative with color.