Watercolor Self Portrait

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I created this self-portrait using watercolor and gouache after reading an article by artist Burton Silverman. In it, he talked about working with watercolor on bristol paper. He made such a convincing argument for trying bristol paper because of the ability to lift color off from the surface. I had to give it a try. My experience wasn’t quite the same as Burton’s, but it was still a lovely experience to work with a super smooth paper.

About This Painting

Title: Watercolor Self-portrait

Medium: watercolor and gouache

Surface: bristol paper

Size: 12x9"