Sheba (in progress)

This watercolor portrait of Sheba is still in progress, as this was the first of two sittings. The likeness is already pretty good, but her features all need adjustment, and I inadvertently chopped off a bit of her chin. (I drew it correctly with my pencil but then blithely ignored my pencil marks when doing my first washes of watercolor.) This first image is after about an hour:

 Geoff Watson, "Sheba," work in progress, watercolor on paper, 12" x 16," 2017.

Geoff Watson, "Sheba," work in progress, watercolor on paper, 12" x 16," 2017.

And here is the painting after two hours. I added some skin tone, which looks okay so far, and also added some cool greens for transitional colors -- but I overdid it with the green, heh. I'll dial it back next week. I still need to adjust her eyes, nose, lips and ear. But I'm already very pleased with the likeness and the overall feel of the picture.

 Geoff Watson, "Sheba," work in progress, watercolor on paper, 12" x 16," 2017.

Geoff Watson, "Sheba," work in progress, watercolor on paper, 12" x 16," 2017.