LEARNING FROM WINTERHALTER


Watercolor on paper (8x10)
Ok, admittedly, I have been a little short on time this week because of my work load, so I am pulling up a piece from my archives, making myself very vulnerable here. This is one of my very early (and I stress EARLY!) watercolors, done in 1995, when I had just started painting. I was inspired by a watercolor sketch done by Winterhalter, a famous English painter who was commissioned to do many royal portraits. This is of one of Queen Victoria's daughters and her nursemaid, painted in 1850. I am amazed by the fact that these works have been preserved so well. Stay tuned for more posts on historic watercolors in the future. Hope you all have a great weekend!