Showing posts with label portrait painting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label portrait painting. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Faces and Stories in Watercolor

Last year I painted a couple of commission portraits in watercolor. This made me want to paint the human figure again after years of landscape and plein air.

Francesco Fontana American Breakfast (with Flora)   2018, studio watercolor on paper, 11 x 16 inches,
Francesco Fontana American Breakfast (with Flora) 
2018, studio watercolor on paper, 11 x 16 inches,








































My idea is to tell stories. The girl in red t-shirt having breakfast is one of the first paintings of 2019 devoted to this new research. It is inspired by the visit to America last summer, when I took my little girls to meet their uncles and cousins ​​States side. A very exciting encounter!

The matter of fact that watercolor portraiture is not so common adds thrill to my challenge.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Portrait of Irene


A Spanish girl with her flamenco ribbon was supposed to pose for my demo of Nov 23th. Irene took her place at the last minute for a 90 mins sitting. Irene was born in the mountains of the former Austrian part of Italy. Can you get the difference? [Irene -- Oil on canvas board 20 x 30 cms (8 x 12 inc) -- SOLD]