Hannah (A Watercolor Portrait)

November 9, 2011 at 12:41 AM 4 comments

I am so proud of myself! Tonight I just felt like painting a portrait, and I had this photograph of my cousin that I took earlier this year accessible so I decided to paint her. I see now that I still have some more work to do, some areas of the nose aren’t shaded quite right– still though, it looks like her! People who know her, but didn’t see the photo I was referencing even immediately thought it was her. I love painting people, and I don’t think that will ever go away. Original portrait below:


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The Quiet Life Back in the days of the Kodak EasyShare C643 or something…

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  • 1. Eric  |  November 9, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Well done! How long have you been painting for? I am a graphic designer and will always enjoy the creative minds in the world.

    – Eric

    • 2. Heather  |  November 9, 2011 at 11:27 PM

      Well, since Winter quarter, 2011. 😀 Basically the beginning of this year. I’ve been drawing with a mechanical pencil for years though!

  • 3. Candee Basford  |  November 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Heather – this is an Awesome portrait. Keep painting. You are a talented and beautiful artist.

    • 4. Heather  |  November 13, 2011 at 8:28 PM

      :] Aww. Shucks. Thank you, ha ha… interesting that I didn’t see this until AFTER our conversation. HA!

      Right back at you, miss artist. 😉


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