7″ x 10″

Watercolor on Lanaquarelle

This is a portrait of my husband Greg. I used the materials with the exception of the paper in the Sketchbox Watercolor Portaiture Special Edition Box and watched a lesson with portraiture artist Joanna Barnum of Maryland.

First, I made a swatch of the colors in the kit.

Using a photo as a reference, I sketched out the drawing.

(photo by Greg)

(photo by Greg)

Layering paint drying in between layers:

First coat of background paint:Added several more layers for the shading and the background until I felt that it was finished. I am really happy with this painting!