Sunday, February 9, 2014

Red In Common

Working in watercolor, my sketchbook has less than the ideal paper for this medium.  I sketched and painted these portraits quickly today and, though, I would love to spend days on each one of them, with the time constraints - it will just have to be a quick study.  I may pick some of these ladies for a do over later.  In honor of Valentine's day soon, I picked ladies who all have the color "red" in common.

For the fifth portrait, I'm so happy to have finally traded art with Debba,  the lady with a beautiful head of red hair and gorgeous eyes!  I wish I could have sat next to her in Artzona just to watch her do her magic with her impressive stash of Prismacolor markers!  Her art is lovely!

Debba - Watercolor
The sixth portrait is Rebecca G., from Alabama, wore a very styling red hat on the last day. I had to snap a photo of her lovely self - some people are beautiful at every age!

Rebecca G. - Watercolor
Red Heart Studios - is a Starbucks mermaid, football-Charger fan loving artist, a girl you can't help but love! I think she's the perfect Valentine portrait with her sweet smile and red heart necklace!

Red Heart Studio - Watercolor

I'll be busy this week with my workshop and won't have time to do sketchbook portraits.  Instead, I'll be posting abstract portraits done on ATC cards from a trade I'm in.  Also, I worked a bit more on Chatty, below.  I really hate blank spaces and had to put some of my own zentangle behind her.  
   
Happy Valentine's Day!

10 comments:

The Weaver's Hand-Inspirational Mixed Media Artist said...

oh my goodness! these are so fabulous! you are wonderfully talented and have really captured them so well. love!!

♥ Beth @ Red Heart Studio© said...

Oh my how I love these!!! You are amazingly talented. And your art is the first time I have seen myself painted....so cool!!! Thanks for sharing Rhonda your wonderful...<3

Sirkka said...

I was looking at your portraits and I like them, your syle and colours. Fine!

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Wonderful faces in a very fine aquarell technique. Love to see them all!
Greetings from Erika

Genxster said...

Wonderful portraits Rhonda! I was so glad to trade portraits with you in Arizona.

DW Peot said...

Ohhh I love them all. Such beautiful work Rhonda! You truly have a briliant gift!!!

Cindy D. said...

Wow, more terrific portraits!

Fran said...

What wonderfully painted faces and so expressive. Great work.

Debbie said...

These are so great! They don't look like quick studies to me. They're wonderful!!

Ileana said...

So different and amazing and so tough to do. I wish I could master watercolors. It's such a beautiful medium and you are so talented!