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Friday, 25 May 2012
Glance from the east
I have posted this image recently in various locations but it is a favourite of mine at the moment, so here it is again! I began this watercolour by laying on various washes to establish the veil around her head. I ignored the skin tones initially, but began to gradually add one or two colours from the veil onto the woman's features - including the cadium orange on the right side of her face. Complimentary colours were to the fore again, much the same as my 'Claire' portrait from a little while back.
Plenty of juxta-positioning of warm against cool too. It all adds up to another bold watercolour portrait. Who said that watercolour paintings are 'wishy washy'?