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Working title : Sophie by Sandrine Pelissier

Photographic Prints

Small (8.0" x 11.7")

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My last watercolor portrait, asking for my friend Sophie to pose, she has nicely done this a few times for me already:

Click here to see a step by step painting tutorial for this watercolor portrait

Featured in the Everyday woman group
Featured in the 1 on 1: The Fine Art of Portraiture
Featured in the Just Watercolours group

I struggled with the composition on this one until I decided to change the format from a landscape to a portrait one. I also like to leave an unfinished part in the lower area with some drippings.
I am changing my way to work on watercolor portraits recently, using a more improvised way of painting, leaving more place for the paint to do what it wants to. I did post a demo on my website if you are interested in the process.


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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
( and )
- Building complex textures and edges with acrylics and mixed media on canvas (

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  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralalmost 4 years ago

    Sophie’s a lucky lady to get painted by you so many times, and this is another stunner!

  • Thank you MoonSpiral !

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    this is lovely I like this a fav sandrine ! Iiz

  • Thanks Liz!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic work Sandrine! I love the tonality your pieces have!

  • Thanks Ken :-)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonalmost 4 years ago

    Great skin tones – and I like the softness of the painting.

  • Thanks Lora

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • JCailliau
    JCailliaualmost 4 years ago

    A beautifully done portrait…

  • Thanks Joan

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Zeb Shaffer
    Zeb Shafferalmost 4 years ago

    a beautiful portrait!!

  • Cameron Hampton
    Cameron Hamptonalmost 4 years ago

    Well done!

  • Thanks Cameron!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Geraldine (Gezza) Maddrell
    Geraldine (Gez...almost 4 years ago
  • Great news! thanks.

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 4 years ago

    Unique and beautiful angle on the pose. Gorgeous work.

  • Thanks Jim!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 4 years ago

    Breathtaking watercolours , Always top of the drawer ! Fantastic Sandrine

    Many thanks for your lovely comment on my Cat calendar !…..Pxx

  • Thanks LoveringArts! top of the drawer… I didn’t know that idiom, like it, it’s funny :-)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

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