Watercolour Portraits


'Jade' 10 x 8 inches

‘Jade’
10 x 8 inches

'Abbie' 10 x 8 inches

‘Abbie’
10 x 8 inches

Watercolour portraits offer a real opportunity for me to capture the subject in a setting. This can be a room, an interior, or a landscape scene. Watercolour is an amazing medium to work in, it offers a soft, subtle feel which is particularly appropriate when painting animals. However, how to achieve the depth of colour and contrast required when painting a Labrador for instance? Well, I need to work in a particular way, painting numerous layers whilst still aiming to achieve translucency and maintain the real quality of watercolour.

‘Monty’ 8 x 10 inches A lovely border terrier with a fantastic character

'Archie' 12 x 16 inches Sussex Spaniel

‘Archie’
12 x 16 inches
Sussex Spaniel

'Daisy' 10 x 14 inches Flat Coated Retriever

‘Daisy’
10 x 14 inches
Flat Coated Retriever

'Clicquot' 16 x 14 inches A beautiful young Black Labrador with a very shinny coat. Her owner wanted me to capture her inquisitive expression.

‘Clicquot’
16 x 14 inches
A beautiful young Black Labrador with a very shinny coat. Her owner wanted me to capture her inquisitive expression.

 

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