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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

January 9, 10, 11


Thursday, January 9 - Basic wash, thought these colors are really much less brilliant than this shows.


Friday, January 10 - This is always so scary.  I wonder what the heck I am doing half the time but continue to work round and round, staying off the wet paint and onto the dry.


Saturday, January 11 - This is much more true to the color and it's reassuring to see something that begins to make sense.  Now, the challenge is to not go too far while still defining his features and turning a flat 2 dimensional piece of paper into a 3 dimensional head.  How fun to have a place to post daily progress!  Again, Arches 300# Cold Press Watercolor paper - 22" x 22".

3 comments:

Greg Ashby said...

I think it is great. It is a scary process, for watercolor, having to put in the lights first then work toward the dark, for the most part. Doing layers that you think are in the right direction. :) I like seeing the steps. Great Stuff

Bobi Wilson said...

It's wonderful to watch but geez, this is sure a thinking process.

Laura Gable said...

Nancy I love this approach to the portrait. Very nice. And thank you for showing your process.

I took a workshop from Jan Kunz many years back, and she had a similar process of identifying the underlying tones of the facial planes. Love it!!!