Watercolor Portraits of a Woman and Girl

These 2 watercolor portraits of a woman and a girl are approximately 3″ x 5″. The subjects are both female, and are painted in varying shades of red, pink, and blue colors. Each painting began with thin black pen lines for form and structure. Light washes were layered after that, and color was applied to the faces. In the first portrait more time was put into the background mountain scene, and white acrylic paint was applied to the hair for highlights. The piercing eyes and blue highlighted skin are given tension by the deep black hair, and the warm and cool contrasting foreground and background colors. The second painting is much looser, with the paint being allowed to flow more freely around the paper, defining subtle shapes around the woman’s face.

Watercolor Portrait of a Girl

Watercolor Portrait of a Woman

8 Replies to “Watercolor Portraits of a Woman and Girl”

  1. The first picture looks looks beautiful. The blue mountains bring out purity in the womans face. Very nice and inspiring work, Thanks.

  2. Thank you for your kind comment maddison. I appreciate aspects of both paintings, like the opposing colors in the first painting and the minimalism of the second painting.

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