Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mom Study, Watercolor

I did this study of my mother today. She will be 90 on her birthday in September and I am hoping to do a portrait of her as her gift. Again, no drawing on this study except with a brush. If you are wondering why the top of her head is cut off it is because above her head is a color chart of greens that I did Friday. There is a lot that needs strengthening but hopefully will work that out in the next painting.


Anonymous said...


You have truly captured the character evident in a 90 year old face. The use of cooler colors works well to set off the fleshy contours.

Thanks for sharing this.

Deb L├ęger said...

WOW!!! Ann, this is so wonderful! It totally boggles my mind that you think of this as a "study" rather than a painting! Beautiful!!!! I love the painterly look of it! I think you should take this to class this week! And no drawing first! Wow! Incredible Ann, this is truly beautiful!!! And yes, you've caught the character of a 90 year old so well. I think this is your best portrait painting yet! I love it, can you tell? lol

Ann Buckner said...

Thank you Atul and Deb, I appreciate the feedback on this study. So much to learn about painting!