This is the watercolor portrait that I described in a previous post with the frame and the custom matboard.
I created the portrait of Geneva in watercolor. This medium was perfect for the soft, backlit photo reference that I was able to pull from a video that her grandparents had sent previously. I also created a mat, during the framing process I decided that a darker color was needed to surround the soft tones of the background. I couldn't find the exact color matboard, so I used acrylic paint and watercolor paper to create a faux mat and taped it to the original white matboard. I will include a photo with the frame and custom mat.
Working from a photo taken during a visit to Seattle in 2016. Michael is backlit and I was really interested in the reflections in the eye glasses.
Having sharpening my skills at color mixing and applying oil to panel in my recent still life works, I now return to my first love, the portrait. This is my daughter, Claire from a photo taken on a recent trip to Hawaii. "Claire in Kona" 8 x 8 oil on panel
Trying to paint roses, this is the first one that was successful. Its hard to capture them before they wilt!
Patricia Davenport is a portrait artist in Ann Arbor, Michigan