portrait of a young girl in watercolor
Independence Day 5.5 x 9 watercolor on paper (sold)

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A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

~Robert Anson Heinlein

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7 thoughts on “Watercolor: Independence Day portrait of a young woman”

  1. Pingback: Watercolor: Daisy Trio (& #LinkLove) - Belinda Del Pesco

  2. Belinda, I love the intensity and depth you bring to watercolor, not to mention the fact that you are not afraid to show brush marks which gives so much texture.

  3. Janet Catmull

    I was just about to send you a link to my favorite new watercolorist on YouTube, when I received your blog post! We do this sort of thing a lot, don’t we? His name is Patrick Ley-Greaves and he has quite a few watercolor demos on his channel. Here is a link to my favorite recent demo of the interior of an old farmhouse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmNB4TRXDSk
    Thanks for all your excellent posts and demonstrations!

    1. Hi JMC, yes, we do this all the time #sisters and I love it! Thanks so much for the link; I’d never seen his work before, and I’ve now subscribed, and I’m having a lovely time, with popcorn, watching him work. The video you sent was awesome. What an inspiring treat! xoxo

    1. Hi Bobbi, Thanks for the encouragement, and YES, I love Graham Berry’s videos! I just discovered him, and subscribed last week. His people in bright sunlight are wonderful!

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