More Floral paintings
New floral paintings
I attended a workshop with Stanley Bielen. These three florals were painted during the workshop and signal a new direction for my painting. Looser and more intuitive.
Back to flowers
The Yellow Cup
Back to still life
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.
Back to Portraits
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
Patricia Davenport is a portrait artist in Ann Arbor, Michigan