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

Watercolor Portraits of a Woman and Girl

8 thoughts on “Watercolor Portraits of a Woman and Girl

  • August 17, 2007 at 10:22 pm

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

  • August 18, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Thank you Rick, I appreciate your comment.

  • January 1, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    these are VERY divine, which do you like best?

  • January 3, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    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.

  • May 13, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    she is thiking what in a hell did i do.

  • May 24, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Interesting observation, thank you valerie!

  • May 29, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    you welcome

  • May 30, 2009 at 11:59 am


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