Watercolour portraits

10 minute pose

One of my many New Year Resolutions was to improve my figures in my watercolour paintings. We all basically always look at the head first and so it’s not very good if the face feels amateurish. This is why I am going to portrait classes every Tuesday now, I wan’t to improve and I don’t… Continue reading Watercolour portraits

Nice to be painting again

portrait practice

I was very ill last week and I’m still recovering. The most frustrating thing about not being well is the inability to paint. It was a wonderful feeling therefore to do some portrait practice yesterday evening, it means I am feeling better and soon everything will be back to normal. This young girl uploaded her… Continue reading Nice to be painting again

Watercolour portrait practice

Meldrum Art portrait practice

2019.01.15

Watercolour portrait fun

Goggles by Meldrum Art

2018.12.21

Portrait practice

Meldrum portrait practice

Sktchy

Grid drawing

This is a portrait of Swedish trotting catch driver called Björn Goop. I used a grid to help me get the proportions correct. It was really easy to draw his likeness in this manner, it almost felt like cheating! 😉 Björn Goop grid Björn Goop

Lars Lerin

I was reading Lars Lerin’s book, “Mellan husen” last night. It’s a collection of his work from the time he was living in Lofoten. I couldn’t resist trying to do his portrait. It’s close but something is missing. Sketch of Lars Lerin

Imperfect portrait

I look at my portrait of Anders Zorn and wish I spent more time trying to capture his likeness. At the same time I am happy with the painting. I completed it during two of my lunch breaks. The clock was against me, it wasn’t perfect from the start but I pushed on regardless, my… Continue reading Imperfect portrait

Self-portrait

I don’t recognize myself but others do … I recognize myself but others do not. I was using a mirror for my self-portrait. I discovered that no one I showed it to recognized me. They do not see a mirror image of course. I never thought about it until now, if I ever hang this… Continue reading Self-portrait