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Monday, March 8, 2010

Alain's Lady

This was done for the WDE on WetCanvas from a photo reference supplied by Alain. This is his wife in a photo taken many years ago. The photo was B&W so I played around with the color. I didn't get a great likeness of her.


Michelle Himes said...

Well, it's a good portrait anyway. I like her hair and her eyes. It's hard to get a really good likeness, especially in watercolor.

Lin said...

I agree with Michelle -- it's a wonderful job, Joan -- skintone, eyes, the dress, shadings .... hope the beach was wonderful .. it was in the high 60s here -- I killed weeds! LOL

Ai said...

Lovely skin and expression Joan. Getting the likeness has always been tough for me too. You did great.

AutumnLeaves said...

I do not know what Alain's wife looks like so to me this is fabulous! You've captured a fresh and natural aspect of her personality, Joan. I really like this!

Joan said...

Mickey - Thanks. Some people are easier to capture than others.

Lin - Thanks so much!! Killing weeds does not sound like fun!

Ai - Thanks. I think the problem was the way her face was turned. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

Sherry - Believe me...the photo of her was gorgeous. Thanks.