I have embarked on this self challenge to finally paint figures and portraits. I have been copying other artists paintings, and doing a relatively decent job. I have also been sketching with a pencil and enjoying that. Suddenly I felt like using water colours, so decided to paint from a reference photograph. This was taken on a trek in the Himalayas. The photograph with the pot in the foreground was a nice composition, but the picture also captured his slightly shy smile, which my painting hasn't managed to!!!! I think I have got the composition and the colours, but messed up on the face, and the fluidity of the figure. I am posting it anyway, as this blog is about recording myjourney towards learning to be a water colour artist, the good and the not so good !