I finally had the chance to get some hours in on this wedding portrait. I have never painted a stone house before, so this was definitely new territory. Initially I had planned to use some new watercolor pencils for the stone. But as I studied the mansion, I decided to use a masking fluid approach instead. Below is a picture of how I applied the masking fluid, and then did multiple washes to get the different colored stones.
After peeling off the fluid, I added more detail to the mansion and foliage.
Still a long way to go, but I have DEFINITELY made some progress!
Sorry it may be a little hard to see here. This is a quick sketch of my latest commission. I sketched this to show my client the overall portrait composition. The couple were married at a vineyard in California, and He wants to have their first car ever purchased together in the portrait. So neat! So the painting will run something along these lines, but of course be a lot tighter and have some tweaks as well! Stay tuned!
Well, she is finally finisheo! I feel pretty pleased with how this little angel turned out.
I had the honor of taking all of her pictures to capture the perfect portrait! And I can't tell you enough how greatly helpful it is to be able to work with my subject, and get to know her sweet, soft, and playful personality. It allows me to better capture her spirit, and not just a face.
I hope I will have the chance to paint her again a few years down the road! :)