Black and white=colour

This was a fun portrait to paint, I found a cute black and white photo of a young girl on the Sktchy app, and converted her into my colourful with gold hints version. Super cute! I am loving Holbein gouache brilliant gold, so much sparkle ( thanks Charlie at doodlewash blog review….I have wanted it for ages) camera does not pick it up well, but the bling is there ๐Ÿ˜€


Watercolour girl portrait 140 lb 28.5×21 cm Sktchy app original photo


Sktchy app reference photo


About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if itโ€™s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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14 Responses to Black and white=colour

  1. Susan Feniak says:

    Such a happy face! Well done Rebecca. Love the glasses.

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  2. What a cute portrait, I could get the gist of that bling from that gold.

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  3. Teri C says:

    Awesome job on this. So fun with the bling.

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  4. Jodi says:

    oh Becky you rocked this one totally! I’ll be her momma is thrilled! when you do these on Sketchy – do people buy your paintings if they like them? I hope so – because you create masterpieces!!!! โค

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    • Thank you Jodi, sometimes people ask if they can buy, I think it depends on how many times a photo has been painted before, and how many they could have bought in the past…you can now sell officially on Sktchy, when up loading there is a link to sell, they arrange postage and send you a pre paid postage print out, so this makes it easier for international sales, they take 30% commision which is standard, but I think this can push a price higher than some people would wish to pay once the artist works out the amount they would require. You should try it, because your work is stunning, you can search for any genre of image you like, is dog, cat, horse, jumping, glasses etc, the possibilities are endless ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. This is fabulous, Rebecca!! I’m just loving these Sktchy sessions… Super fun. You’re so good at capturing them. ๐Ÿ˜Yay to Holbein!! (All the credit really goes to Jessica for the review!) I haven’t tried it yet, but want to!! This is inspiring!!

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