Not quite there yet

I have this image in my head of what the portrait I’m about to paint should look like, but it never seems to transfer to the paper. I am getting closer though. It’s also true, that sometimes when I step back from my work, I surprise myself. I have made two more portraits recently, one I’m quite happy with; the one of Zoey. Actually I made three, but on the third one, I wanted to do a good job so badly, that I ruined the paper.

Watercolor portrait of Zoey by Franci

Zoey
9″ x 12″ Watercolor

Watercolor portrait of Mihaela by Franci

Mihaela
9″ x 12″ Watercolor