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Old 02-01-2020, 04:22 PM
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Here's a watercolor I did of my friend and co-worker of over twenty years. This is the first time I've picked up the brushes in quite awhile, so I felt this is a little overworked.



Done on Arches 140# hot press 9"x12" using W&N paints.









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Old 02-01-2020, 07:18 PM
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Re: James X-Post from Watercolor

This has certainly captured the likeness. And watercolour is a challenge in itself. Hope to see many more portraits from you- don't wait so long!
If you don't mind a thought- the mouth needs to be a warm-dark. You have made it too cool-black. The mouth is always a warm area- even in shadow.
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Re: James X-Post from Watercolor

I see the overworking in one or two areas but overall it is a lively and lifelike sketch.
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Re: James X-Post from Watercolor

love this! love his expression! agree with bethany about the mouth
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Re: James X-Post from Watercolor

Thank you all for the kind words. I'm glad that bethany mentioned the cool shadow in the mouth. That is something that hadn't occurred to me. I'm self-taught, so this is how I learn some of the nuances of painting. It's something I won't forget.

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I think it turned out pretty well.
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