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They keep me company, watercolor and mixed media on paper by Sandrine Pelissier

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This is my last watercolor painting. A portrait I did using my daughter as a model.
Sometimes my titles are very explicit, and sometimes I like to let more freedom for interpretation, which is the case here.I used a layering technique,Click here to see a step by step painting tutorial for this watercolor portrait on ARTiful, painting demos blog.

I grew up in France but have been living in Canada for the last 12 years, I am currently located in North Vancouver and work from a studio on Pemberton Avenue.

I have two passions:
- Painting the effects of light with watercolor on paper through portraits and cityscapes
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- Building complex textures and edges with acrylics and mixed media on canvas (

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  • S .
    S .over 4 years ago

    wow … this is nothing short of amazing
    brilliant artistry

  • Thank you Shaib!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Liz!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 4 years ago

    beautiful skillful painting, great atmosphere, i love the detail where the sunlight on her plait and the lacework in her top especially wonderful…. i also love your placement of the girl to one side…it works beautifully

  • Thank you Karin :-)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 4 years ago

    Love the pose. her neck and upper back look so beautiful and vulnerable.

  • Yes, and she has her “a little bit worried/upset face” :-)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • May Hege  Rygel
    May Hege Rygelover 4 years ago

    Hello Sandrine : ) I just watched your demos. Thank you for showing! Your paintings are great!!

  • Thank you, I am glad you liked the demos. I am going to add more on my blog soon.

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonover 4 years ago

    This is beautiful! I like the background as is, too.

  • Thank you Lora!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    I certainly agree with you accessment of the painting in reference to the background. I don’t think you needed anything stronger as it might have taken away from the wonderful image of your beautiful little girl. Good work Sandrine.

  • Thank you Jim!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 4 years ago

    I love your contrast with portrait and background……it really works and it’s different. A unique style!! Wonderful painting!!!

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to browse in my gallery, and thank you for your comments !

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • margaretfraser
    margaretfraserover 4 years ago


  • micklyn
    micklynover 4 years ago

    this is really lovely!

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