This is pretty much what I look like, dear readers, although I might have smoothed out the bags under my eyes, and neglected to paint the complete truth about hair color. I come from a red-face family, and my cheeks are often nearly that crimson, although in this painting they might have been exaggerated just a bit by the new tube of Daniel Smith quinacridone rose. Awesome color. I’m afraid to do a light test on it…
I love to draw, almost more than anything else (except maybe eat), but I spent all this morning with a pencil in my hand, and by this afternoon, I was just tired of it. This little painting was done with only two pencil marks, one to mark the top of the head and one to mark the angle of the chin. Everything else was by brush alone.
And after 2 weeks of arguing with Aquabord, I decided to do my daily painting on PAPER! Although it wasn’t my beloved 300# hot press, it was still Arches, cotton rag torn out of a block. Ah, back home again.
Although I tried to limit myself to 1 hour, when the ringer went off, I had to mess with it just a half hour more to bring it into some sort of completion.
5 thoughts on “30-in-30: Watercolor selfie”
Nice work, Maggie! I really admire the face you only had a couple of small pencil mark guides!
It’s good practice, and I often like the results better. You should try it!
Even the thought of painting a portrait scares me *eek*
You know what they say: go where your fear leads you.
Really? Hmm….well, I was afraid of portraits until I started drawing a model at Open Studio….and that turned out well. But drawing is safer, somehow. Thanks for your wisdom, Maggie.
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