I paint this portrait sketch of Ralph Giguere while sitting in a booth in the diner. He is sitting across from me, with soft window light coming from the left.
|Ralph Giguere, UArts professor, watercolor|
I do the painting in two stages. I have a 15 minute session before the food arrives to sketch in the basic shapes and to lay down a few watercolor washes.
Then after the plates are cleared, I have another 15 minutes or so to come back in with more washes and define some lines and textures with the watercolor pencils. I try to capture the animated look Ralph gets when he talks about something that excites him.
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