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Portrait in Watercolor and Pen

 

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I can hardly believe I am half done with this year long portrait drawing and painting class! This week is number 26! Our instructor this week is Angela Kennedy again. She draws and paints such cute and whimsical portraits!

She painted in watercolors this time. Then she used a white watercolor for the white on the dress and stockings. I don’t have white watercolor, so I used white gouache on the layers of the dress, but I only have a little bit. So then I used white acrylics to paint the stripes on the stockings. This was a fun painting to do. I like Angela’s style.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Woman in Brush Pens

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I went crazy with this portrait. The instructor in my Let’sfaceit#2020 class was Jennifer Bonneteau for Week #25. She is the same instructor that I did my Frida Kahlo portrait in acrylics with.

However, I haven’t watched her videos for this one yet. She gave us the photo in black and white and a picture of her finished painting in acrylics. But I decided to draw mine in pencil on Bristol paper and use my Arteza Brush Pens to go a little crazy with the colors! It was a lot of fun, but drawing this pose was really challenging! I do plan to do this again on canvas in acrylics at some point. I think I may have signed up for too many free classes right now! But as I have said before, I just work at my own pace anyway!

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“Full Moon Goddess” Watercolor

 

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Last night I painted this watercolor after viewing a short workshop called “Full Moon Goddess – A Watercolor Workshop” by Katrina Koltes.

I really enjoyed painting this and adding the gold moon and half moon tattoo on her neck. Those were my design. I did not do my painting like Katrina’s at all. Hers is completely different. But I especially like how she left her eyes unfinished so they would look like full moons. I added a little gold around mine.

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Elves of Light in Watercolor

 

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Over the last couple of days I drew and painted this. This was in the fairy class as one of our last assignments that Katrina calls “The Elves of Light.”

I really enjoyed working on this one! It was very relaxing and fun. I am not sure what I am going to do next.

I hope everyone has had a good week and you are all staying well.

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Portrait in Watercolor

 

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This is a small watercolor I did for this week’s lesson, Week #24 with Pauline Agnew, for Let’sFaceIt2020.

This one didn’t take long, but this is my second attempt which turned out much better than my first!

It is on a 5×7″ sheet of watercolor paper. The three colors I used are: L’Aquarelle Paynes Gray and Daniel Smith’s “Moonglow” and “Quinacridone Coral.”

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“Elf Sniffing Flower” in Pencil

 

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Last night I drew this Asian elf girl sniffing a daisy. Then some bees and butterflies flew in to say hi to her and me. So they wanted me to draw them, too!

This was very enjoyable to draw. Hopefully, I will get to the elf paintings I want to do this week! And who knows? Perhaps a couple of fairies will show up, too!

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Nude Woman in Watercolor

 

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This is the portrait for Week #23 with Toni Burt in my Let’sFaceIt2020 class. She paints very loosely in watercolor which I like.

The picture she provided is of a very thin model, and Toni didn’t worry about focusing on her facial features much as it is a lesson for full body portraiture. It took me a couple of tries to draw, but it was fun.

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. We are still okay here.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Mermaids Swimming with a Whale

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This past weekend I participated in a group weekend challenge called “Katrina Koltes and Friends Magick and Art.” Katrina is the one who led the watercolor workshop called “Between the Realms” where we did the fairy paintings. I still have a few lessons left in it, but am taking my time. Most of the members are done with their fairy journals, though.

This painting was a lot of fun to do. I painted it on 300 lb. watercolor paper with watercolor paints.

I think my next project will be doing more elves. But they will be more ethereal and coming from a portal of light. Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

 

Frontal Portrait in Watercolor

 

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This is a portrait that the instructor painted in oils. It was for Week 21 of Let’sfaceit2020, but I am not sure why it wasn’t a 3/4 turn portrait since that is the section we are on. I suppose it could be because she did it in oils instead of acrylics.

I don’t have oil paints, and I have never tried using them. Since I have been painting in watercolors for the last few weeks, I decided to stick with those, because it is my favorite medium!

The photo she gave us of this African American woman was challenging to work from. She had blonde highlights and her skin tone had hues of yellow and orange in it. I may try to do this one again on better paper at some point. In fact I will probably do a lot of these lessons over for the practice.

The paper I used is from a pad of Winsor & Newton Cold Pressed, 140 lb. paper. I thought I would try it figuring since I love this brand of paints I might like this paper. Well, it is a little thicker than other brands of 140 lb. paper that I have, but I don’t care for it much. It is not good for layering which I have been learning more about in Katrina Koltes’s classes. It also can’t take as much water or dabbing as my 300 lb. paper from Fabriano can.

Now I only have this week’s portrait to do to be caught up again in this class. But I have the new workshops of Katrina’s that I haven’t done yet either. And she’s such a great teacher; I am enjoying learning from her!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

 

Portrait of a Woman in Watercolor

 

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Last night I decided to start catching up on my portraits for Let’sFaceIt2020. This one was done by the instructor with gouache paints, but I have found that I don’t really like gouache. So I decided to do it in watercolors. In our class, we are doing 3/4 portraits

I liked her pink hair, too, because it reminded me of when my daughter had pink hair in her late childhood and teen years.

Our weather here in Northern California is beginning to get hot. I am thankful that we had such a long springtime, though. But now we will get very little rain until probably October.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

 

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