Here is a painting I did of my friend Kelly. She was very kind and let me use any of her pictures to practice painting. As you can see, I still have a lot to learn.
The is my first real attempt at a human portrait and my first painting with gouache paint. Gouache is like opaque watercolor and to me it seems like a cross between painting with watercolors and acrylics. You can apply lighter colors over darker colors pretty easily, but you have to be careful because dry layers can be reactivated with water.
5" x 7" 140 lb. Canson XL Watercolor Paper
August 13, 2013