The Kiss by Yevgenia Watts

Ink and watercolor on watercolor paper. Around 6×6″.

For you, romantic souls :) . Happy Valentine’s Day ahead of schedule! This little painting did not cooperate at first. It can be a bit hard to draw things with a pen and get them right on the first try. So this was try number 3. Interestingly, I am used to drawing with a pen, and when I did a portrait sketch with a pencil recently, I just couldn’t get it right. I kept erasing. It took me four or five tries to get a decent sketch. I think a pen makes you bolder. You know there is no turning back (other than starting a whole new drawing) and so you 1) draw better and 2) accept minor mistakes.

Here is the reference photo for this painting. Have a go at it if you’d like, with a pen :) .

Oh, and I think I feel like giving away a card with this image. To enter the drawing, leave a comment ON MY BLOG. I’ll announce the winner this Friday noon-ish.

My true passion is free-flowing, bold watercolor. I use large round brushes and a lot of paint and water. I welcome watercolor to be what it is – to run, to mix, to bloom, to drip, to splash – to play like a happy child! My current work revolves around the exploration of an alternative painting support – Yupo synthetic paper. I am fascinated by its qualities – such as the ability to keep the paint looking fresh and vibrant

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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 2 years ago

    I like the you let your colours blend, it’s a nice symbolism of the couple becoming one as they kiss.

  • Marriet
    Marrietabout 2 years ago

    Love this beautiful painting! Such great color and the pose is perfect.

  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walkerabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Here is your permanent feature page for this wonderful work!

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