Saturday, October 22, 2011

First portrait in watercolor

One of the things I wanted to try some time, was painting a portrait of an animal in watercolor. Usually I work with pastel, but watercolor seemed like a good challenge. 

I was allowed to use a beautiful reference photo of King. 
To make things a bit easier, I decided to paint in only sepia - so I didn't have to worry about mixing the right colors. Last week I finished the painting (format: A4).

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Thanks Annette, for letting me use the photo of your horse!


  1. Prachtig Brigitte! Dat smaakt naar meer! ;)

  2. Stunning image! You have captured well the essence of this great animal.

  3. Mooi hoor! Moet je vaker doen.
    Voor een eerste keer doe je het al heel mooi.

  4. Just a beautiful portrait, looks stunning in sepia!

  5. Knap gedaan en een goede keuze om alleen sepia te nemen als kleur. Ik vind de verhoudingen van het paardenhoofd echt knap, hij/zij kan ieder moment uit het schilderij stappen!!

  6. Oh my GOODNESS! And this is not your usual medium? Holy moly, you are impressive. Gorgeous!


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