Watercolor Wedding Portrait

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custom watercolor portrait

I painted this wedding portrait of a couple as a gift from the sister of the bride. The black and white photo shows what I worked from. Since it was in black and white I had to imagine the colors of the setting and choose to change the path to a more lush look, as if the were walking under the trees with rays of sunshine finding their way through the branches above.

Wedding Couple Portrait

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This portrait of a newlywed couple was painted in watercolor on Daler Rowney Langton fine art paper. I really like their hot pressed mould made 100% cotton paper since it feels very smooth and scans nicely into digital format. I am new at painting cars so it was an interesting challenge. I wanted to incorporate it in the painting since it creates a romantic setting for the couple. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to create more wedding portraits in the future!



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This watercolor and pencil illustration was for a newsletter publication in the UK. I was given a text and my client asked if I could provide her with an illustration that would highlight the essence of the article. The issue was about inner conflict and efter some brainstorming and drafting I decided I wanted to portray it by having one face looking down in a subdued and hopeless way, while the other face gazes upwards, seeing opportunities instead of problems.

It was a pleasure to work with this project and an interesting challenge to freely base it upon a text in the form of an article. It was a new way of working for me and I hope to have the opportunity to work in the similar way again sometime.