Monday, September 9, 2013

September portraits

Gracie


Milly



Pete


Pipa


As promised, here are some of my September watercolour portraits so far. All of these were painted from life, which makes them very much not just a representation of somebody's face but a marking of a passage of time on a certain day in that person's life that I was a part of. This makes the exercise very special I think. Each one takes between twenty and forty-five minutes. A conversation takes place. Some people move more than others. Sometimes the lighting is good and sometimes it's harder for me to see.
Anybody in my local area want to volunteer to pop round and be my daily portrait? :-)

8 comments:

  1. Very nice work. So fresh with clean color.

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  2. Love this style of work Haidee, confident and free, must feel good to make these. I've been telling myself I should paint the neigbours around here, this has given me the shove I needed...thanks. looking forward to seeing more!

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    1. Thanks Nigel, and I'll look forward to meeting your neighbours!

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  3. Hi Haidee.
    All excellent portraits. Full marks Haidee. All the best.
    Vic.

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  4. These are so great, Haidee, I particularly like the way you use the white of the paper in the Pete portrait.

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