Watercolour …….

I have been trying for quite sometime now to learn water colour techniques and transfer them to my canvases.  Recently I decided to buy a Canson Watercolour pad so that I had lots of water colour paper to work with.  I have done a number of paintings and love using the artists tape to frame the picture before I start painting….still have to master taking the tape off without lifting some of the paper off at the same time….but it is practice that makes us better at our craft.

Here are two pictures I did this past couple of weeks and I feel that they are definitely an improvement over past attempts.

Both paintings were done on 9 x 12 – 140lb coldpress water colour paper.  I also used Staedtler porous point pens to accent the hair, which are water soluble so they work well with the water colour – I really like how it turned out.

Girl in Pink

The second one I decided to try the drip method to get a more abstract look to the portrait, by getting inspiration from one of my favorite artists Agnes-Cagnes-cecile.deviantart.com.  I think my eyes and lips are getting better!  This was pretty daring for me….lol.

abstract

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