I've been keeping this one a secret!
I was dually inspired this month to try something new. First, I've been drooling over watercolors by artists like PVE, Inslee, Taylor, and others, and wanted to give it a go. Second, I had the most amazing time taking part in my friend Lisa's October wedding. She's a beautiful person on the inside and out, always considering the world with eyes wide open and a radiant smile. She consistently challenges me and expands my perspective.
I took a sneaky iPhone pic while she was waiting for guests to arrive at the reception site, and the light fell beautifully on her dress. I used that shot as my inspiration to experiment with watercolor portraits.
Here she is!
One funny thing that happened during framing...
I put the mat up on the window, so I could see through it and align the painting and tape it to the back of the mat. The sun was setting just so, so that the painting glowed in reverse. I tried to take some photos because I just liked how it looked. The one below is silly. :)
Here she goes, nice and framed, getting all packed up for delivery! So long for now, dear friend! You are lovely!