For this portrait I tried not using an ink outline in order to soften up the edges, which sort of worked. It’s a lot more difficult to define edges when the colour and values are very similar between two surfaces.

I learned also that crossing lines are really not easy in watercolour, for example, hair vis-à-vis sweater ribbing. Sunlight coming through hair is also very difficult to portray, needing infinitely thin lines in general.

Data Description
Title Kristina
Artist Derrick Oswald
Medium Watercolour on cartridge paper
Dimensions (w × h cm) 29.7 × 41
Date 2022

watercolor of Kristina

original photograph of Kristina



A Canadian electrical engineer living in Switzerland, developing software for over 40 years, e.g. big data for electric distribution utilities and the cloud security space, but now retired.

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