Girl’s Portrait Study Final Phase

artist Irina Sztukowski, family painting, girl portrait, Irina's watercolors, step by step painting, Uncategorized, watercolor portrait

The Girl’s portrait is completed. I’ve defined hair, worked on eyes and lips. And at the final stage looked at the anything that needs to be fixed.

What did I learn?

– The shadow side of the face lit by the Sun needs to be painted darker than you think when mixing the paint. And even it looks exaggerated when it is wet it will dry lighter.
– The time to finish is the time when the artist thinks it is done. I could work on this portrait until the year end; but, it was time to stop. Sometimes it is hard to do so.
– Red hair requires pretty much all colors but Red: I used all shades of gold, which are yellow, transparent orange, burned sienna, green.
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I had a lot of fun painting this portrait, learned a lot, and now it is even a little sad it is done. But I need to move forward 🙂
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24″X18″ Winsor&Newton Watercolor on 140 Cold Pressed paper

6 thoughts on “Girl’s Portrait Study Final Phase

  1. irina,
    the girl is looking beautiful…
    i have enlarged by clicking on the picture and found nice fine strokes which give detail to the hair and the blond eyelashes which is also beautiful…
    the glow in the eyes is also nice…
    but still waiting for more…

    wish you all the best…

  2. Beautifully done. Love the sun on her face. Interesting the colors that made her a redhead. Loved watching this process start to finish.

  3. This is such a great result Irina. Don't be tempted to 'fiddle' with it, there is always a point when you have to say 'that's the completed painting' …and this certainly is. Great job.

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