Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How to finish... watercolor portrait

  
Quick 20 minute demonstration for my adult class. 
We started out doing Santa portraits using this bearded man as inspiration. 
But I just had to paint him with the red beard. 
I will do another Santa demo for the class later. 
So now I have to rethink the hat and story. 
Maybe a lumberjack.... Any ideas?
watercolor on a quarter sheet

5 comments:

Jill Eudaly said...

chef or barkeeper from about 1600. a jolly fellow! vey nice.

maria kovalenko leysens said...

Jill, Funny you should pick the 1600's. I got the original photo from a friend who took it at a Renaissance Festival...

wandamarie said...

You know, this is strange, but for a minute there I pictured him as a surgeon, just come out of the OR with his head scarf on and mask dangling around his neck. Is that too weird? Can't there be a jolly, beautiful surgeon?

maria kovalenko leysens said...

Love this Wanda! There certainly can be a jolly, beautiful...

hmuxo said...

Beautifully painted, Maria!! I do think he has that wonderful...rugged face of a Lumberjack!!! Love this piece!!