Lyla #AboutFace

Project Description

What was your source for this piece? Online Photo or Website Tell us a little more about your inspiration. I worked from a photograph. What type of piece is this? Painting Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. This portrait of Lyla was commissioned by her grandmother as a gift to Lyla's parents. I was provided with a few photographs to choose from. What a difficult choice; such a joyful little girl! After selecting one, I worked the pencil sketch and then in several stages, painted layers of watercolor. Is the piece for sale? No

What you will need

  • Watercolor

Q&A with Laura Eliason

ukegirl61 asked:
thank you for sharing the steps of your piece. Your clients got every pennies worth. She is beautiful.
Laura Eliason answered:
thanks so much
orhumming1424589 asked:
I would like instructions to make this of my granddaughter.
Laura Eliason answered:
perhaps craftsy will hire me to do a tutorial :)
Mary Dubinsky asked:
Lyla your portrait of the little girl looks great! I am an portrait arist but mostly oils. I have playing around with watercolor and taken a some workshops with watercolorist, Right now am trying my hand painting portraits with watercolor portraits. what brand of watercolor paper do use and weight hot or cold press?
Laura Eliason answered:
I most often use Cold Pressed, 140lb paper. I'm not 100% certain which brand this one was, i think it may be Cotmans, but most often now I use Arches.
okart73072343762 asked:
Wonderful! Very professional job, love the expression on the face.
Laura Eliason answered:
thank you! :)