Author: soila

Portrait paintings – 30 Faces 30 Days: days 1 to 5

I am participating to Sktchy Art School’s 30 Faces/30 Days – Watercolor & Gouache course (https://shop.sktchy.com/). Figured it is a nice challenge to try different kind of techniques shown by other artists and to consistently practice, with already decided references 😀 (maybe I should do the earlier drawing challenge later also.. but this is now

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Watercolor painting – portrait practice

Another watercolor portrait, with only watercolor pencils! I challenged myself not to use any pan or tube watercolors on this one, I was to only use my Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils. So a bit different approach was needed. I shaded first some color areas with the pencils and then used wet brush and blended the

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Watercolor painting – portrait practice

A watercolor portrait painting for a change. I was aiming to do this on a bit better paper than my usual quite inexpensive Canson sheets that I use for random trials and study pieces, but it turned out this paper was maybe even worse.. 😀 I have used this Daler & Rowney Smooth-Heavyweight (220GSM) paper

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Acrylic painting – Landscape painting: Winter scene

Acrylic painting, landscape painting of a snowy winter scene

Landscape painting. Quite intimidating, but managed to finish it, or at least call it done for now. This painting was to be quite realistic, life like, and then the next landscape is to be more loose. I was not immediately sure what to paint, so I went over for a little walk to take photographs

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Acrylic painting – Still life: Bamboo in a bottle

Another still-life practice, again keeping it quite simple and the topic was an everyday item. I painted a little bamboo that hangs around on my computer desk, still managing to stay alive, yet not growing much either. I want to have some greenery in my dark little cave and the bamboo has so far been

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