Tag: Watercolor Portrait

Double Delight

Until the freeze came – I took photos of the roses I grow in our backyard. They love the cool nights at 5000 feet in Albuquerque. I worked from a close up shot I took of a red and white rose. This watercolor was painted on a full sheet of 300 lb Arches rough.

Father's Love

Nate was an art student of mine, in Middle School, over 14 years ago. He served as a marine and then married Maggie, another student of mine. He is holding his three month old daughter in this watercolor portrait. It was painted on 300 lb hot press Arches. I did an ink drawing over it…

McEuan

John McEuan is a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. My references for this watercolor portrait were photos I took at a concert in Colorado Springs a year ago. It is 23 x 15 inches in size on a gessoed sheet of hand made paper. I did an ink drawing over the painting…

Allison Krauss

This is my third attempt at painting Allison Krauss. I took my photo references at at concert last July in Kansas City. Its a watercolor on Arches 300 lb rough. I finished it off with a black ink line drawing. The size is 14 x 11 inches. Allison Krauss is an American bluegrass-country singer-songwriter and musician. Alison…

Cloé

My first portrait using the wet in wet technique used by Jean Pederson. I enjoyed it.  This the daughter of my daughter's friend. A beautiful and very expressive baby.

Louise

Louise and her husband own the Sagebrush Inn in Taos, New Mexico. I go there every June to paint with friends in a watercolor workshop sponsered by Adams State University. I recently finished this portrait of Louise. It is on a sheet of handmade paper that I coated lightly with gesso. Matted it fits into…

2nd Version – Tiffanie's Balloon

I painted a new version of "Tiffanie's Balloon". Again, I used handmade paper – but, this time I coated it with gesso first. I used Daniel Smith's new watercolor ground – but, I'm sure any gesso would do the job. With a coat of gesso I was able to blend the color and soften the…

Tiffanie's Balloon – 2nd Version

I painted a new version of "Tiffanie's Balloon". Again, I used handmade paper – but, this time I coated it with gesso first. I used Daniel Smith's new watercolor ground – but, I'm sure any gesso would do the job. With a coat of gesso I was able to blend the color and soften the…

Tilffanie's Balloon

Recently, I tried a sheet of handmade paper, using watercolor, but without putting gesso on it first. I love the texture that developed on the surface of this painting. The subject is one of my triplet grandkids – Tiffanie. She was about three at the time and had recently broken her arm. She is now…