Saturday, July 10, 2010

 photo post-mark.png

Watercolor Portrait

Commission Portrait, watercolor, 22x30"

I was asked a few weeks ago if I have ever done a portrait in watercolor. That is when I realized that I haven't shown many of my portraits on this blog. Although my focus this past year has been pours and landscapes, I do paint portraits. It use to be my favorite thing to paint but have enjoyed exploring many other things.
The above painting is my latest portrait. It is a commission of a teenage son and daughter. The family lives at the beach so they wanted that feel to the painting. I think I accomplished this request.
I started this commission at the same time that I started another one. However, the other piece had an unpleasant outcome for me. It was a lesson learned in using my own photos, among others. 
This piece sat unfinished for a couple of months before I could even think about approaching it. This time the result was much better and I am so happy to have done it. I am now ready to get back to more commissioned work.

14 comments:

Angela said...

This is fantastic!

Christiane Kingsley said...

This is a super painting. It really glows and will be cherished by the family that commissioned it. Congratulations!

Leslie Redhead said...

Thank you for your wonderful comments!

claire christinel said...

Lovely painting Leslie. Beautiful light on the subjects as usual.

Kathryn said...

Hi Leslie,
Just had a look through your blog. I LOVE your poured wc's!! And do you have some fabulous photos of Spain! I'd love to go back to Italy, last there 25 years ago, before I started painting. I'd probably go into shock from visual overload.

Leslie Redhead said...

Thank you Claire and Kathryn. And Kathryn, I am still reeling from the visual overload. So many ideas and not enough time.

jyothisethu said...

leslie,

wonderful work...

visited your illustrations first and then came here...to be happier...

you are a great artist...
congrats...

Leslie Redhead said...

Thank you Jyothisethu!

meera said...

Beautiful double portrait!!!

Wendy Wright said...

Beautiful as always Leslie! Love the light and shadow on the subjects as well! :)

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Meera and Wendy!

Ajay Patil said...

nice clean work

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Ajay!

AK said...

Very lifelike.

Related Posts with Thumbnails
 photo envye.jpg
envye blogger theme