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Red Scarf

Red Scarf

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Faces | 0 comments

Watercolor, 11 X 14″, ©Lynn Davis-Smith   This watercolor painting was done using a reference photo of a friend. I used Arches 300# cold pressed paper which has a fairly rough surface. I rather like the resultant granular texture for this subject. Share...

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Suspenders

Suspenders

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Faces | 0 comments

Suspenders, Watercolor, 11 x 14″, ©Lynn Davis-Smith   This is a painting of my father-in-law, Earl. I wanted to give him something really special for his 90th birthday. I had taken a photo of him at  the birthday party of one of his great grand children. It was a beautiful sunny day and he had this radiant smile that I felt really captured his...

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Juliette

Juliette

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Blog, Faces | 0 comments

Juliette, Watercolor, 15 x 11″, ©Lynn Davis-Smith   I adore this watercolor for a few reasons: It was one of my first successful portraits It was painted during a wonderful workshop at Aravaipa with Ted Nuttall The subject is a little girl in France who is part of my “French family” that I lived with when I was a foreign exchange...

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How I named a painting “Crush”

How I named a painting “Crush”

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Blog, Faces | 0 comments

Crush, Watercolor, 14 x 19″, ©Lynn Davis-Smith   This painting was juried into the 2010 Waterworks show of the Northwest Watercolor Society. I named it “Crush” as in teenage crush, or puppy love, and because my future studio dog, Archie, was literally getting crushed in the sofa! I often sort of agonize about how to name my...

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