For this exercise I combined two of my favorite things; painting portraits and flowers!
I worked on 300 lb cold press cotton watercolor paper. I started with a Lyra Water Soluble Pencil, sketched out my image, then mixed my paints and began painting, starting with the light values first.
Colors I used for this portrait:
"Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
Hans Christian Andersen