Watercolor on Arches CP 140lb, 9x12. I painted this portrait for Andy Donohue from Julia Kay's Portrait Party. Magdalena is his girlfriend and her birthday is coming up. Andy asked people in the portrait party if they could paint/draw Magdalena and I agreed. This was fun to paint! The reference photo is very interesting and has a high resolution. I had a good idea of what I wanted the painting to look like and I did most of it wet-into-wet, defining the sunglasses a bit more than everything else at the very end. I like it.
Here is a detail of this painting:
And Happy Birthday to Magdalena, whenever it is! Sto lat!