Sunday, July 02, 2006

Playing with portraits

So this is the beginning of my month of exploring portraits. I wanted to experiment with doing a loose, spontaneous, watercolour portrait and this was the result. My drawings have tended to be quite controlled, so it was fun to just start painting and see what would happen. I wanted to produce something vibrant and striking, yet calm. I think I kind of achieved that! What do you think?

Pencil & watercolour 2.7.06


Teri C said...

Definitely productive play! Very loose and interesting. It will be interestig to see where you go with this.

Rrramone said...

Tammy, this is wonderful!

the heartful blogger said...

Thanks guys!!!

susan said...

i love it tammy...keep going!
and yes, of course you may use my photo of the koi.
maybe we should do a challenge and ask everyone to paint some of the koi!
how much fun would that be.
glad it inspired you!

Dat Nguyen said...

I love the movement in this one. Portraits are normally pretty boring, but you can't say that about this one.