Sunday, December 23, 2007

Watercolor Portrait Demo #7

The hair has been painted in several layers to add depth and to obtain the rich red color in her hair. A dark mixture of ultramarine blue, burnt umber and yellow ochre was used for the darks. I then glazed over all of the hair with raw sienna and then a mix of burnt umber and a touch of sepia to give the red and brown tones. Still a bit more work to be done to add the detail to the hair.

Her face has been glazed with cadmium red with a touch of terre verte several times but still requires more glazes to give her a rosy glow. The lips have been painted more heavily with the same mixture. The eyes have several glazed of indandathrene blue with a touch of cadmium red. I may add more glazed once the portrait is nearer completion and will lift out the highlights later as well.
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Blogger Billie Crain said...

wow, Tracey! this is progressing extremely well! i can't get over the changes from your last posts. you're nailing auburn hair with your glaze choices. my hair used to be that color so i know what i'm talking about.

Merry Christmas to you!

1:18 PM  
Blogger Costescu said...

Thanks Billie! Yes I was getting a little worried until I added the final glaze of burnt umber ;) I also used my good camera again rather than my scanner so I think that helps too ;)

Merry Christmas to you too!

5:32 PM  

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