Friday, June 26, 2009
Portrait of Lindsay with Swim Cap
For lack of a better name, here is my portrait of Lindsay with Swim Cap. I've always wanted to be able to paint portraits in watercolor but I find it very intimidating trying to capture a likeness as well as getting the skin tone right. Those same concerns stopped me in my tracks with this project after I laid down the initial wash of color. It took the encouragement of a couple of painting pals to get me going again. Once I finally got over the fear of messing it up, I took off and completed almost all of the painting in one day. I'm pretty happy with it since it is a new thing for me but I'm not sure I quite captured her sweet face. The eyes gave me quite a bit of trouble. I feel happy to have completed it (although I might tweek the bottom a bit after I stare at it for a while), and I'm excited to start my next painting.