Engagement Portraits Are in Demand!

Love is in the air. Must be wedding season. Here are two recently commissioned engagement watercolors. Congratulations to the lovely couples.

If you’re interested in a couples portrait, please e-mail me at jashmen@gmail.com. Portraits that are 5 inches by 7 inches are $200. Portraits that are 9 inches by 12 inches are $300.

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Custom Couple Watercolor Painting

This is my second watercolor couples portrait. I really enjoy painting two people that are in love. It is my hope that more of these types of commissions roll in. The first was a wedding present, this will be a Christmas gift. Chemistry between lovers is not easy to capture, but when the paint finally catches it, the whole piece shines.

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Love in Yellow and Blue. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.

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Here a few process shots. I know some people enjoy seeing the work in progress.

Inking phase:

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First color wash:

 

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Establishing mid tones:

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Finished work again:

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Full of Spirit

The following watercolor piece was commissioned by an old friend. It is of her and her fiance. She is framing the watercolor with their vows and giving it to him their wedding day. I am honored to have been chosen to create such an important painting.

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A photo of the gorgeous couple.

If you are interested in having a custom watercolor engagement painting, contact me at jashmen@gmail.com or through my Etsy shop. A 5 inch by 7 inch piece, like the one above, is $200.00. A 9 inch by 12 inch piece is $300.00. All I need is three weeks and a photo or two to work with. I do ship internationally.

Here are a couple of in progress shots to give you a glimpse of my process.

Early stages (approximately 3 hours in):

Almost done (approximately 3 hours to go):

Mr. and Mrs. Hill

The following piece is a commissioned drawing of a couple.

Portrait of the Hills. Colored pencil on matte board. 9″x12″.

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Some preliminary sketches for the piece:

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A Muse and His Lover. Charcoal and Conte crayon on paper. 11″ x 17″ (27.9cm x 43.2cm).

Unframed: $50.00