Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lady in Red Hat Watercolor Portrait




Recently I painted some small watercolor portraits inspired by some pages from an old mail order company.  I can't find a date on the yellowed and brittle pages. The backgrounds and color for the paintings came from my imagination.

The color of this hat was called crab apple, the catalogue photo was in black and white so I came up with this color from a childhood memory of our own crab apple trees.

This little painting was done in watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold pressed  watercolor paper.  It measures 5.5" by 4.5 inches.

5 comments:

Sabine said...

She's beautyful.
Greetings Sabine

Joe's blog said...

wonderful...so much retro charme.
I love it
:-)))

Franz said...

Wow, I was amazed! Too good!
Ciao Cindy!

Clint said...

I love her features---don't know how in the world you do it. Beautiful!

TinnyMey said...

I like the pictures with the dame with red hat! ♥
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