This is Sam. She is the grand-daughter of my good friend and tip-top watercolourist Mary Serrurier. Sam models for a group of painters and offered to sit for me. So one afternoon in between meetings in town we had a quick session. OK portraits are hard and this is what I did from photos that I took. This took much longer than the hour I had sitting with Sam. Maybe its a bit over-worked. But I am happy with this.
This is on Arches Hot Pressed and is 380x280mm
Here are the paintings I did sitting with Sam:
Here is the first. I was a bit pre-occupied with work stuff and nervous about the whole thing of painting someone who was sitting for me.
Then I had to rush off. Here are the practice drawings I did from a photo. I wanted to practice the features so that the next time I could know better how her face fits together. What can I say? I find portraits challenging – but I really would love to get this right. If I can do it at The Pipe surely…