Sunday, February 15, 2009

Uplifted Face

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7 x 9 in  -  18 x 23 cm     Watercolor     This was a quick try at doing something for a portrait thread on

I was trying to work in a Charles Reid style, doing nearly everything in as near to a one touch as you can get. Strong darks with control, go in once. I find it very hard, which is why there are very overworked areas. However taken as a whole it is clearly going in the direction I wanted.

The reference is curtsey of the MorgueFile.


  1. Cool Roger. You captured her expression, especially around the eyes.

  2. That's a great image Roger - I had a go at watercolour a few years ago (did the C&G course in evening classes) but never managed to control washes that well.

  3. roger i love this painting.... miss seeing you and your art work.. hope you are well!!