Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Maya faces 3

Los Voladores 2, watercolor 25 x 30 cm
In the previous post I said that the face was overworked. But while working on this one, I realized how much I enjoyed examining all facial features and trying to depict them. So, while part of me would like to finish a painting in a few expressive brush-strokes, another part, the one that takes control, finds pleasure in the details. One day these two will probably come to an agreement. But for now, it is what it is. I'm happy with the result.

15 comments:

Lydie said...

Tu peux être contente cette aquarelle est très belle, tu as mis l'accent sur ce qui te semblait important, laissant le reste suggéré. Le résultat est un magnifique portrait.

Polly Birchall said...

You should be happy with the results! His face is full of character and is painted extraordinary well. I think portraits are the hardest thing to do in watercolour.

Judy said...

A great portrait, Blaga, very well painted! I can see why the details fascinated you, they make the character of the subject.

Blaga said...

Merci, Lydie! C'est vrai, après avoir fini le visage, je n'avais aucun intérêt dans le reste. Je l'ai fait rapidement, laissant ainsi l'accent sur ​​le visage.

Thank you, Polly! People say that it's hard to paint portraits, in general. Yes, it does have it's challenges, but I find it so fun and satisfying... when the result is good :)

Thank you, Judy! Yes, this is a very interesting face, I liked it so much I took several photos of this guy. He may have wondered why...

Prabal said...

Beautifully painted. I like the result..

Beatriz Abel said...

El minucioso trabajo dio como resultado los gestos y la expresión del personaje, una hermosa acuarela, felicitaciones por el trabajo

Jane said...

And you should be, it's a great portrait and like the one below it is so full of life ! But I know what you mean about being torn from doing a few strokes or doing some details... I always have the same feeling when doing a portrait :-)

Rita Vaselli said...

Dear Blaga, I love this wonderful series of portraits! The faces that you represent are as strong as those of real people!
Complicated topic that watercolors want lightness and looseness while I want to color and strength and expression. It is not always easy to put together, in fact I'm trying a new technique to represent a solid reality. And paint in the future with the watercolor symbolic representation and emotional, which can be, for me, even lightweight fluid and transparent.
I would like to stop suffering!

Christine said...

Il est très réussi ce portrait.Je trouve que c'est très dur de trouver le juste équilibre entre les valeurs et les couleurs. Bravo

Tito said...

Hi Blaga, you are right to be happy, it is really a great portrait. You have perfectly painted the incredible expression of this man. Great! Have a good Sunday!

Mercedes Ares said...

Hola Blaga. Hermosa serie de retratos trabajados con gran delicadeza y presición, donde surgen esos rasgos característicos. Felicitaciones! Buen Domingo!!

Isabelle said...

tu as commencé une belle série de portraits.le portrait est à la fois passionnant ,ludique et très instructif .on sent que tu y a pris beaucoup de plaisir
bonne semaine

Blaga said...

Thank you all for your very nice comments!

renate said...

Dear Blaga:) Those details make this portrait perfect. Let your feelings fight! Your art is great:)xx

JANE MINTER said...

you're working very hard at these portraits blaga .