Carol Carter

02 June 2009

Watercolor Portraiture


I spent the last two days.. doing 2 portraits of the same little girl. One for the child's parents.. and the other for the child's grandparents.

Each painting is similar.. and distinct!

Back to back portraits have their challenges and virtues. It was easy to make them related... and also... try to make them different.

The client picked them up as soon as I was finished -- very fine!


Baby Karakus
watercolor
20" h x 20" w
2009
commission



Baby Karakus
watercolor
15" h x 15" w
2009
commission

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6 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Carol, when you do a portrait like this do you misket the whites in the hair - or are you just careful to work whites in when you're painting?

Carol Carter said...

these whites are all 'saved'... painted around.. so that they are white and pristine.

i used miskit on the recent coconut painting.. and hated it. it doesn't lift up very well.. and damages the paper underneath. yuck. better to save it with the brush!

Arti said...

Great portraits, Carol...I like the fluidity of these...-- cute little girl.

Joanne said...

How cute are these! And what a great idea to have one done for both the parents and grandparents! Really sweet, Carol!

Liana Yarckin said...

Carol, I love your style! Your colors are so clear and bright! I want to see more!!!!

Carol Carter said...

thanks liana! just check the blog everynow and again for new work.. i'm always happy to post and chat! do you have a blog?