Parthenope

One of my most recent watercolors, Parthenope.  

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 ^^ freckle details. 

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I haven't painted portraits in years, and Parthenope was my mermaid muse in helping me dive back into it (get it, dive? harhar…okay I'll stop).  I don't know about other artists, but painting faces make me nervous…there's so much stress with using the right lighting, skin tones, and making sure facial features look accurate and natural.  Obviously there are many many different ways to portray the human form from completely realistic to completely abstract, but I'm somewhere in the middle and the middle is where things get fuzzy.

Nonetheless, I loved painting my siren, and there's more to come…female and male.  Mermaid and non-mermaid.  So many ideas brewin. 

Parthenope is also available in the shop here