Scarlett by Jan Szymczuk

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Medium: Watercolour
Paper: Bockingford Not 140lb
Size: 15″ × 22″
Duration: 8 hours over a few days

Well finally finished this mini epic watercolour of the actress Scarlett Johansen (from `The Girl with the Pearl Earring movie), that I’ve been working on over the past few days. Not a half bad half attempt at only my second time using watercolours. Found watercolours surprisingly easy to work with, especially when adding soft graduations, remove areas of washes, all good fun!

Cropped and close up

I`m really a self taught artist. A Geordie lad, hailing from a small mining village called Pegswood in Northumberland, originally, from Polish parents. I now live in Stannington, Northumberland, where I’m enjoying all that retirement has to offer.

I am available for commissions, including portraiture, animals and also for one off caricatures, for hire to wedding receptions, parties, local schools, fun fairs and fetes etc.

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 1 year ago

    Terrific! I loved that movie (& the book even more:-)

  • Thanks Robyn

    – Jan Szymczuk

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you Heather

    – Jan Szymczuk

    JUSTARTabout 1 year ago

    fab work

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersabout 1 year ago

    Bejabers Paddy, but yer’re a clever fellow yer are. Watercolours aren’t easy at all at all – it’s all dat talent dat makes it seem so so it is.

    Passed your place today; haven’t seen your union flag on your pole for a while. When are you coming back to the club to liven things up a bit?

  • Well! Bejesus, how the devil are thee? You were passing and you didn’t call in? Shame on ye! Never mind, I’ll try and come over this Friday to sort yeas al oot! I’ll bring some of me scribbles alang to show thee all!

    – Jan Szymczuk

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful piece of work Jan, a fav

  • Thanks Barry, loving this new medium, so far!

    – Jan Szymczuk

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 1 year ago

    Congratulations Jan, beautiful work.

    Cheers Jude x

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    June 18, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 1 year ago

    Lovely work Jan!!!!

  • Thanks Lynda, most appreciated.

    – Jan Szymczuk

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 1 year ago

    Jan, I have missed seeing you and your art lately. This is very beautiful. A watercolor? I would not have guessed it.

  • Thank you for noticing my absence LOL! It’s great to know someone at least across the pond missed me! I have been busy, finishing off my new art studio classroom I built, and working on a few commissions (to pay for the former!) apart from a few quickie caricatures I do once a week in a shopping mall, this is really the first piece of art I’ve done for my own pleasure, in a medium I always wanted to try.

    – Jan Szymczuk

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 1 year ago

    It should not surprise me, although it does delight me, that you are adept with any medium, even in ones you don’t normally work in. Your great basis in drawing and shading cross medium boundaries. Congratulations on finishing your art studio and classroom. Fantastic to hear, Jan.

  • Yes! I’m probably a basic roots artist at heart, give m e a twig and a bucket of sand and I’ll probably make something purdy! I find that I enjoy the art more than the medium now!

    – Jan Szymczuk

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