Here’s a painting a finished last month. It’s a watercolor portrait of my second child, daughter Elly Anne. I start with a photo that includes a lot of shadow, or light and dark, then print it out in b/w and color to 8.5×11. I use the b/w copy to trace the image and shadow areas on to watercolor paper, and I use both copies for visual reference.
It’s pretty amazing what colors I can get from simply mixing the three primary colors. More of these to come!