Monday, July 27, 2009

Red, White & Blue

My rendition of the latest Different Strokes challenge.
This was done on a 7.5" x 7.5" piece of paper. I usually
do them in my journal, but decided to use my "regular"
watercolor paper and see if I could apply my "regular"
painting approach. Journal paper is quite different and
doesn't take as well to the watercolors...it works great to
just record you sketches, but for layering...not so.

19 comments:

Lauren Maurer said...

This is amazing! Really beautiful portrait!

polsby said...

Fantastic! I've been working on this painting for two weeks now, not even coming close to a good job.....and you just nailed it! Congrats on a great job!!

A Brush with Color said...

Ooooh--this is beautiful! Do I detect a Charles Reid influence here, too? It's a wonderful portrait. I love this.

Ann said...

Oh how I wish I could be in one of your classes!! Your paintings resonate in me.

Linda said...

Another beaut! WOW!! You ROCK!! aHHH, such inspiration!!!!!

Marsha Robinett said...

I've been lurking silently for weeks. I love the loose style of your watercolors. This is particularly nice. The colors and depth, beautifully don. Thanks for sharing.

Arti said...

This is great..very accurate and very beautifully done.Great colors.

Cynthia said...

Absolutely fantastic work. Love the composition, the colors...wow.

sandihester said...

This turned out GREAT! Thanks for sharing.

Ann Rogers said...

What a beautiful portrait, detailed and loose at the same time. Great entry!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Hey Annelein, you did a wonderful job on "The Man" as I referred to him after he ended up hanging around a lot longer than I had planned.

Hope your summer workshops are going well—Jennifer

Mark Bridges said...

I like this.

Claire said...

Like EVERYTHING about this one! Wonderful challenge entry.

Edward Burton said...

Great job with the challenge, Annelein - nicely composed.

Priti said...

Very well done, love the painting and the title.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fantastic loose, precise watercolor! I love it! That's the style I try for but very seldom achieve! Something to strive for.

Cindi said...

thought id left a message before?? oh well~~~ love it!! fun up close portrait... the splashing brings it all together.. love how you made it your own...woo hoo!!

sonja moser said...

great face and gorgeous colors, merging just perfectly

dominique eichi said...

great close up for DSFDF