Mona Lisa Gaze

Let’s start this wonderful week with sketch-a-day watercolor painting from August. I named the work Mona Lisa Gaze because the painting resembles her a little even though I didn’t use da Vinci’s Mona Lisa as reference. There is something similar going on on the smize. My lady’s red eye expression is mysterious and kind.monalisagaze_painting_ellimaanpaa_2014

In the close up you can see that besides yellow and red watercolor I used mechanical pencil.


Here is the instagram photograph of the same painting.


P.S. This weekend I’ve had more visitors here in the blog than before and of that I’m super grateful. Thank you for visiting! Please leave a comment or send a message if you for example would like to ask something. Also let me know what kind of post are your favorites. I would love to interact with you lovely readers. But I love you equally as much if you prefer being silent. Just be yourselves and have a fabulous week!


Goldfish Maiden

This painting Goldfish Maiden had many faces if you look at the making of -pictures below. It started as very fragile watercolor painting but then adding new layers of ink and gouache paint made much more rough and layered. I still like the result. How about you?goldfishmaiden_ellimaanpaa_painting_2014_5goldfishmaiden_ellimaanpaa_painting_2014_1 goldfishmaiden_ellimaanpaa_painting_2014_2 goldfishmaiden_ellimaanpaa_painting_2014_6