Saturday, September 17, 2011

A nubian man

Another watercolor version of a previous pencil sketch. This is based on a photo of a felucca sailor in Aswan. The boat trip took place at sunset and the light was spectacular.  I have been saving this picture in my pile of reference photos, in case I ever learn to do portraits. I never thought I would have so much fun painting it. I am happy that I managed to reproduce the dreamy expression on the man's face. I think I need to do some more work with my colors for a dark complexion, though. So, back to Charles Reid's books!

9 comments:

art by Renske said...

This is really beautifully painted.

Judy said...

Wow, great painting, Blaga! The expression on his face is very well done, it makes you wonder what he is thinking!

Jane said...

You did a beautiful job Blaga, there is happiness and sun in this face. Bravo!

Lydie said...

Superbe !!!

Gordon said...

Another fabulous portrait! I echo the same as the
others, his expression, what he's thinking. A very
relaxing portrait to look at. Great job!

jane minter said...

you look like you love painting portraits blaga ..this is wonderful very delicate ...the little boy below is super too.

Blaga said...

Thank you very much, Renske!

Thank you, Judy! Yes, the expression is very close to the one on the photo - a slight smile and it's apparent that he's somewhere else...

Thank you, Jane! I was a bit surprised by myself :)

Thank you very much, Lydie!

Thank you, Gordon! I'm glad you liked it, as I really enjoyed painting it.

Thank you, Jane Minter! Portraits have always seemed like a very advanced skill to me, so I am really excited that I can do some now.

Michael Bailey said...

A truly lovely portrait Blaga. He looks such a kind and wise man!

Blaga said...

Thank you, Michael!