Saturday, June 09, 2012

Clapton Portrait

I started this piece several weeks ago as a demo in my watercolor class. It uses Burt Silverman's technique of transparent watercolors and gouache on plate (or smooth) Bristol paper.
The process is quite interesting and allows for an additive and subtractive approach to painting in watercolors, and the results often resemble oil washes rather than watercolors.
10.5 X 13.5"

 I know it's a huge jump from stage three to the finished painting, because I failed to document it as often as I should have. Click on the finished version below to see a larger image.