15 November 2010
The days darken round me
Back to the watercolours for this portrait. I loved painting the skin tones of this chap - lots of very thin washes, building up some rich tones. The shadows were interesting too - very definite cast shadows along with softer 'form' shadows indicating how the planes of the face turn. I wasn't sure about the title - but he looks like he's contemplating something with a certain amount of worry...
Watercolour, quarter sheet (15" by 11"). Reference photo by chilombiano on morguefile.