today's work

These are some cool step-by-step painting exercises I did based on a lesson by Roberta Carter Clark in Watercolor Artist magazine.  She gives these great sequential instructions about doing a progressive series of washes over one another, letting each wash dry before proceeding for most of it.  I need more practice before I am able to apply the technique to a portrait, but I really like the looseness she achieves in these examples.

This is today's portrait, based on an oil painting by Costa Vavagiakis.