Tuesday, March 19, 2013


"Guadalupe"  (Watercolor)  © C. Eastwood, 2013
This painting is based on a small black and white photo of a friend's grandmother as a young woman.  In the original photo, Guadalupe is surrounded by four beautiful children.  When I saw it, I asked if I might use the photo as a basis for a painting.  Permission was graciously granted...and here she is.  She's just so regal looking.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Girl in White Blouse

"Girl in White Blouse"  (Watercolor)   C. Eastwood, ©2013
Continuing on in my quest to improve painting faces during this Spring semester.  I'm hopeful we'll get to stay with the portraits, although the instructor was making some noises about painting sandwiches next.  (?!?)  Something to do with textural changes and what have you.  We just think she's hungry and is focusing on food since class starts during the lunch hour -- but who knows; I guess we'll find out.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Washington Weary

"Washington Weary"  (Watercolor)  C. Eastwood, 2013
I thought it was about time to try doing another male face.  It's interesting to see the differences in facial structure and proportions compared to painting a woman's face.  Anyway -- here it is.