I painted her last year, but I wasn’t completely happy, so I gave it another try.
She was staring at me from the stroller daring me to approach her.
I’m really struggling with fabrics and folds… still not happy with it, but it’s watercolor, I’ll break through the paper if I keep trying to fix it…
A painting that is a few years overdue. I have meant to paint this little girl for a few years, but I never got around to it.
Here’s Hugo in a position rarely seen. He hardly sleeps.
I definitely need more drapery practice, but I’m getting there. I’m quite proud of this painting.
While painting this Hugo said to me: “I love this painting even though it’s unfinished, but mom when you use watercolor you should use more color and less water. Can I help you?”
I painted this on a new paper that is not very absorbent, so the paint just kept on floating on the paper for a long time. That was a bit of a challenge. It almost felt like I was dealing with acrylics rather than watercolors.
This is my cousin. He came over and he had a cool beard on that I wanted to try painting, so here it is.
This is my first painting of 2018. I hope there will be many more to come and that I won’t get comfortable and lazy. Who knows? I have made no resolutions for this year.
I bought new watercolors online from Japan and used them for this painting. They feel like they’re something between watercolors and acrylics. I really like them and they were quite cheaper than the good quality watercolors I can buy in Canada.
My first portrait of a dog. I put this off for a long time because I was truly afraid of the challenge. I usually paint the hair last and not spend much time on it. In my paintings it’s often just a blob. This portrait was all hair.
I painted the newest addition to our family quite a few times this year. He is quite gorgeous in real life.