Thursday, January 26, 2012

Portrait "Sabreen"

Portrait of "Sabreen" daughter of my friend Pabhjeet.

Portrait is 30" x 22" Watercolour
Paper: Arches 300lb Rough
Started: Tuesday January 24, 2012
Completed: Saturday January 28, 2012
Client lives in: Karnal, Haryana, India

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  1. wow - nice large painting. I've been using small sketchbooks, the larger format looks far more technically demanding.

    1. John..
      I would not say more technically demanding but more planning and composition. The goal on these bigger paintings is to have them look okay from a distance. eg. A living room wall. Too much detail spoils the painting. Big emphasis in this painting was on hard and soft edges especially on the coat/jacket that is supposed to represent a silky, shiny finish. The decision I made was to have 50% of the image focused on the face and 50% on the coat (the focus being on the eyes but the coat colour for impact/shock value). The proud father ad mother are already planning their room around this :-)


  2. Hey Dave,
    Excellent portrait. i like the unusual composition. Like Alice looking into a wonderland mouse hole...
    Mark Fletcher

  3. Very beautiful!Like your style very much :)