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I liked the idea of a sparkler as a light source. Trying to keep it from dominating the face was my challenge. Painted on 1/2 sheet 140 lb Fabriano paper. I did an underpainting with fluid acrylic and painted over it with watercolor.
watercolor sparkler face portrait teenager girl independence day 4th of july
This is fantastic, Lora….I recognized the thumbnail as yours because of your signature colors! Love how you captured the light in this. And those really do look like sparks….great work.
Thanks Marsha – It was hard for me to go so dark on the face shadows, but I needed to do this so that the light areas would really pop. It was a learning experience :)
Very nice, love the look!
what a great painting, Lora ! the lighting on the face is just perfect and THAT look….wow !
Thanks Corinne – The lighting on the face was a challenge but I think I finally got it.
Love it Lora, you’re lighting and the sparkler’s glittering flame are done perfectly. Wonderfully painted.
Thanks Jim – I painted another painting where the sparkler is the focal area and the face is in shadow. It was a challenge for me to have 2 strong elements (sparkler and face) and make one more important than the other. I really toned down the sparkler in this one.
beautiful portrait, Lora! i just saw 2 of your paintings while voting and they were my favorites!! can spot your work in a heart beat!
Thanks Sally – Your comment made my day :)
really fantastic, Lora. beautiful work!
lovely work Lora…I remember sparklers as a child …the wonderment of the sparkle as soon as it caught ..love the glow on her face..
Thank you Linda!
Beautiful work that captures a moment perfectly!
I am wowed by your portfolio! You have a unique style :)
Thank you – How kind of you to say!
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