To keep in line with the established tradition, I have painted my 3 darlings in front of Chefchaouen background.
Equipped with all the photos of our trip to Morocco, I thought very easy to select the one that I would reproduce in watercolor.
But it wouldn’t, none suits me. It doesn’t matter,with different parts,I can build my own picture.
- restore the atmosphere of the place, ie blue backgrounds, impromptu alleys
- paint expressive faces, bright, fresh
- Take a format which fit a greeting card
I start with what I like most (why not?) Faces.
On a format 28X32 cm, I paint the 3 faces in a day, while an Apple specialist is trying to migrate my computer on MacOs LION.
Study of the rightside
The next weekend, studies of the painting.
I have split the picture into two parts: window on the right side; alley on the left. On the window, the children asked me to add a cat.
There are several superimposed levels (the pot, the wall, the cat, the grid, the light). After a few sketches, a reflection on what can be a red cat against the day I launched.
Then I train on the portraits of Gabrielle and Gauthier.
Study of the leftside
On this part, I hesitate for the color of the pots. On one hand I want to restore a fairly intense blue that is characteristic of the place, but on the other hand if the pots are blue, the picture becomes less clear.
I therefore opted for an earth color.
When the background is done, I paint again Gauthier’s portrait
Portrait of Loriane
On various attempts, I have painted several times Gabrielle and Gauthier, but I have to practice a little more on the portrait of Loriane.
Forms and hairs are fairly simple, quickly I paint the portrait. I push the colors further, ignoring th disapproval of Gervaise
As I put darker colors, it softens the tones and features.
To get final picture, click on the overview or on a detail.