Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Aunt Mildred

Aunt Mildred
watercolor by Jane McElvany Coonce
I started a watercolor portrait a few weeks ago.  After taking a watercolor portrait workshop sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance Academy, I decided I'd better practice what I learned.
I'm going to do a series of watercolor portraits of woman (and possibly men) in hats.  This is the first one in the series.  I love Aunt Mildred's hat and how dressed up she was for this photograph.  I knew it would be a great painting if I could pull it off.  I've been wanting to do this portrait for over a year, and I finally got enough guts to start.  It was so much fun.  I finished it yesterday during the snow storm.  See, snow is good for some things!

Now I'm ready to start my next "woman in a hat" painting.  But after that, I don't have any more ideas.  So if you've got a great hat, I'd love to come and photograph you in it.  You can be my next Guinea pig.

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