Watercolor Portrait of Dela M.

Watercolor Portrait of Dela M.

This watercolor portrait was painted from life during yesterday’s Sunday portrait group. Every Sunday a group of artists meet at a studio in Portland, Maine where a guest is invited to sit for us and have their portrait drawn or painted in 2 and a half hours.

Dela Sitting For Her Portrait

This week, Dela Murphy sat for us. Dela is on the board of two great local organizations that support the arts in Portland: Mayo Street Arts and the Friends of Congress Square Park.

Watercolor portraits are a relatively new thing for me as I’ve been primarily using oil pastels during these drawing groups for the past couple years. I am enjoying the fluidity of them and the excitement of not knowing exactly how they are going to turn out!