Social birches

Today was another “Social Watercolor” at Daniel Smith mothership.   The topic was “keeping your whites”.  I already know about using mask.  Jodi provided some photos of birch trees with which to practice.  I’d also brought a couple projects but decided to do this, too.  Tried a sample of watercolor paper, too.

My project was this portrait of Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hamilton.  A couple weeks ago I watched PBS’s Great Performances which featured “Hamilton’s America“.  It combined scenes from the show, interviews with Miranda and  cast members, visits to locations from Hamilton’s life and commentary by others.  I found it fascinating and wanted to do a sketch to commemorate it.  I found a photo via image search, so this is definitely not my original.  I have simply adapted it in watercolor and ink.


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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