Thursday, June 18, 2015

Angie from the Airport - Watercolor Portrait

During a 3 hour layover at the Denver airport,
I saw a very striking, red-headed gal sporting
a cowboy hat and green leather jacket. 

I introduced myself to her and asked if I could 
take her picture and paint her portrait. 
She was delighted that I found her "striking" 
since she had been at the airport for 7 hours.
And I was delighted at the sound of her voice (accent).
Her name is Angie and she is from England.
Thought you might enjoy seeing the work
in progress.

This is actually the second layer. First layer was 
a purple wash, like on the cowboy hat. The flesh wash
was a mix of cranberry and yellow, burnt sienna for the hair.
I masked a few areas that needed to be white or very light.
Added shadows and a grey wash to the hat.
For the background, I repeated the 
colors from her hair and jacket. 
I removed the masking fluid and
adjusted the details.

She had a lovely smile but my favorite shot
was this one, looking just a little thoughtful.
 Thank you, Angie for allowing
me into your space for just a moment!!!

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