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.