Today’s watercolor experiment:
Today I worked from my imagination. I know that I have my grandson William’s features in my head. I tried to lay them out with watercolors. I need a better interface between my head and my hands, it seems.
I did not intend the pencil marks to indicate a beard, although that is what seems to be the effect. Rather I was hoping to narrow the face as originally painted. It was a bit too fat. The length of the face is a bit too long as well.
In order to strengthen my brain-hand connection, my plan from here is to return to drawing from life and paint a better picture from memory. Ultimately I would like to abstract Will’s most memorable features for an expressionistic portrait to capture more than I would in a realistic portrait.