It was a beautiful mild day yesterday so, I took a long walk over to the Saturday Morning Life Drawing Session. The model was wonderfully calm and all the artists were pleased with the lovely weather so, all in all it was a very relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful mood to be in to paint!
I recently saw Ralph Fiennes' film called "The Invisible Woman" in which he played Charles Dickens. So, I decided to do some portrait practise from a photo of the real Charles Dickens. He had lots of hair and a long beard, both of which were challenging (and fun) to paint.
I really went for it with thick watercolour paint on this one, allowing the pink of her headband to drip into her dark hair. I also turned the woman on the left from brunette to blonde to lighten things up.
Also... I just painted these green apples and pomegranates, called "know inside out." for a friend.
My goal was to put down a gestural loose drawing with my charcoal pencil, then add lots of colourful paint. I thought they looked like planets circling around a light! Thanks Daily Paintworks Citrus Challenge.
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