Painting Process!

I’ve been working in gouache lately, which requires a bit of a learning curve after using nothing but watercolors for a few years. To get the hang of it, I’ve been doing some small portraits.

For this one, I took a number of pictures during the drawing process, so I’ve made a progress gif. The first sketch for this painting was one of my WORST ever – I don’t know what was wrong, but I just couldn’t figure out the shape of her face. Luckily, I figured it out in the end.

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And the finished piece:

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Experiments in Framing Small Paintings

I recently did a couple of tiny watecolor paintings, mostly so I could have the satisfaction of finishing something quickly. I was happy with how they turned out:

 

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But then I was left with the problem of how to display such small pieces (2×2″, 3×5″, and 4×4″). So, I experimented with a couple of different options.

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