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…

Gouache portrait trio – Sktchy app

I was itching to paint something on paper for a change but also wanted to try out gouache as well. I have done just a few landscapes using gouache and boy was it tough again. I kind of like gouache, but it is a bit frustrating 😀 (practice practice!) From time to time I am…

Watercolor painting –  Flowers

I did some hard drive cleaning as I’m running out of space and I found a few flower pictures I have not posted. So here are some flower studies. Orchids are made in water color + color pencils, roses water color and the last is actually made in gouache but posting with these anyway.

Gouache studies (16.-17.8.2019)

During the weekend 16.8.-17.8. we worked mainly with gouache and did some color blending practices and other assignments. Above painting was an assignment to paint a hand holding some item (I picked a brush, not so surprisingly). The main point was to be able to blend a convincing skin color.  I started of a bit…

Gouache landscape – plein air, evening (25.7.2019)

Summer art assignment for painting course (landscape in the morning and evening, color and light study). Here is my evening version (~9:30-11:30PM), done in gouache. Colors and light changed quite fast within an hour so I could not paint outside during the same evening without situation changing already within my eyes (and mosquitoes swarmed me)….