Portrait painting..finished!

Hooray!

I have finally finished this portrait painting ‘Dreaming’

Dreaming

I spent many hours on this painting layering colours over and over and changing background many times.

I will show you how I painted this:)

in my previous blog I showed you up to this image

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I didn’t like the two square frames in the background, so I decided to replace one of the frames with this Japanese mask I found in the model’s room.

japanese mask

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I wanted to leave some brush strokes so I started using a flat brush not worrying too much about details

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I still didn’t like the background.. I think there’s too much going on. So I finally decided not to put anything on the wall.FullSizeRender[3]

and here’s the finished work!

Dreaming

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New seascape painting

Hello there:)

I’m back from my holiday in Japan. This year I stayed in one of the Southern islands of Japan called ‘奄美大島 Amami Oshima’, as my parents moved there from Yokohama this year. It’s a very beautiful island with subtropical climate surrounded by the beautiful nature and the sea.
Here are some photos of the island I took..

Tomori beachOshima KaikyoMateriya waterfallMangrove Forestnative sea

When I was looking through the photos, I was inspired to paint the seascape in watercolour.

This beach is called Honohoshi Kaigan, which is famous for the round stones and noises they make when the waves hit.

honohoshihonohishi kaigan

 

Started painting from the rocks..

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Then the sea

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Adding the sky and the beach

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Added people, more details on the beach to suggest the round stones.

Then splashes of white paints to suggest the waves.

Here is the finished piece:)

Honohoshi Kaigan