Challenged

Home Portrait as I received it to finish

Home Portrait as I received it to finish

My unusual challenge was to complete a commission of a watercolor painting which had been started though not completed by another artist before she passed away. It was an unusual challenge, but I decided to take on the challenge. The Arches watercolor paper had been damaged and I found that Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground is a wonderful product that will restore the surface of the paper.
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I decided to change the direction of the vineyard rows so that the viewer was directed to the home which was the focal point of the painting.

Repair of home portrait, watercolor commission

Repair of home portrait, watercolor commission

The watercolor ground made changes possible. Some time was spent determining the specific tube colors that had been used to add continuity to the piece.

"Walker Home Portrait", watercolor commission

“Walker Home Portrait”, watercolor commission


Although many artists advised me not to take on this challenge. I felt that it was important to support my clients in their project. In the process it was a opportunity to learn from the challenge. It is impossible to match the hand of a different artist since brushstrokes are like signatures, but I did include both names in the lower right.
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