Portraits in Watercolor

“Salty Sue”Salty Sue
This watercolor portrait was commissioned as a birthday gift. The model’s husband is a terrific published photographer who provided me with very nice, well lighted, photos to use as source material.  As this was to be a surprise,  I employed photos of hats and period costumes from my picture file to place her in period dress.  I emailed  line drawing to show the intended presentation before I began the  painting.    A few years before, I also painted the model’s husband, who this time is the commissioning  client,  in pirate garb as a Christmas gift,   so the couple now has His and Her matching piratical portraits. I have completed both watercolor and oil portraits such as this.

Another example Is this portrait celebrating a wedding completed from several photos taken on their wedding day.

Bill and Cat