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Downton Abbey's Lady Mary

Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary.

The painting is on 12x18 inch Strathmore Cold Press watercolor paper. Done in watercolors and ink.

Original paintings can be purchased here…


Thanks for looking!

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:star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

Nice translucency on the sleeves, Scott. I also like the simple brushwork on the arms & gloves.

The folds at the bottom of the skirt (in the center) are a bit problematic, as the form on the underside becomes unclear and too blotchy. Something simpler and softer like what you have going on by her hip would work better.
Probably an issue with drying times -which is the real trick with watercolour.

Blotchy is OK if you can make it work for you, like it has in the upholstery.
Even in the cheeks, you've managed to use the blotches to convey that pale complexion and restrained emotion.

A little more contrast in the shadows of the chair (perhaps using the background colours) might bring the figure out more.

Great series idea, Scott. Wish I'd thought of it. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="387" title=";) (Wink)"/>


P.S. Ignore my ratings. I have no idea what to put there.
hattara's avatar
Beautiful work. Suits Mary well.
vuilzak's avatar
i think you did a great job on her moustache, but maybe use a little less yellow on her tits

jk :)
banjodi's avatar
Love the style with the outlines and transparency. Really suits Lady Mary well! As much as its a character from a popular TV show, the way you painted her makes it classic portrait. A rare treat.
ssava's avatar
Thank you so much!
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You're welcome :>
Bilou020285's avatar
Very nice composition ! Great colors ! Very subtle and beautiful lighting! Well done!
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Thank you very much!
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You're very welcome !
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