Wednesday, 14 June 2017

African woman in head-wrap scarf

Watercolour portrait practice.

'Botswana woman wearing head wrap', watercolours, 8 by 6 ins., paper.

 Susie's new playpen.

How to play in a cat playpen.


I got out my box of watercolour paints this week to do some portrait practice.  I haven't used watercolour in ages.

I tried a palette of mostly earth colours which was a bit of a change for me.  For this woman, I used the following:  gold ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber, alizarin crimson and french ultramarine.  I like this mix of colours for her brown skin tones.

This is the same woman as in this month's blog header.  (Inspired by photos of African/Botswana woman by Annie Hamman in LFI17 course).

Susie's news.

As you can see from Susie's photos, she has a new toy, which she loves to play in ...mainly around 11 pm...a night toy.

Have a great week,

Bye for now.

June and Susie.


Valerie-Jael said...

Your portrait is wonderful, your work gets better and better and better, very impressive. And I love Susie's new play pen! Hugs, Valerie

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

that is a gorgeous waterolour! very stunning :)

Sue (this n that) said...

A stunning watercolour June. Beautiful tones :D)

denthe said...

Wow, such a beautiful portrait! You are so good with watercolours! And Susie is a very lucky cat :-)

Nordljus said...

What a gorgeous portrait! love watercolours but I've never dared to try to do a portrait, it just seems too difficult.

Gibby Frogett said...

Amazing and beautiful portrait June..
Susies new toy looks fun :)
Gill x

Giggles said...

Your lady is stunning...and I was just admiring your gorgeous header this month. I love it so much!! You are so so talented!! I love your work so much!

Hugs Giggles