This watercolor shoe illustration was inspired by the happy colors and nature-inspired patterns of this season’s spring shoes. It was also an experiment in Photoshop – I scanned four original watercolor paintings and combined them into one panoramic image.
I love working with a limited palette, in this case black and white with a touch of teal blue. In these mostly black and white figurative paintings I wanted to focus simply on shapes, light and the ethereal quality of watercolor.
An experiment in painting the fashion figure directly over a colored background.
A watercolor fashion illustration of a diaphanous blue and green dress from the Erdem Fall 2012 collection at London Fashion Week.
A watercolor fashion illustration featuring a gray coat with a fabulous feathery texture, set off against a tomato red background, inspired the Michael Kors Fall 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week.
These flower-shaped hats from Alexis Mabille’s Paris Spring 2012 Couture collection, a whimsical mix of fashion and art, were my inspiration for this watercolor fashion illustration.
I love using watercolor for its soft, atmospheric quality, as in this illustration of an evening dress.
A watercolor fashion illustration of a model in a short turquoise dress against an orange/red background.
A watercolor fashion illustration of a model in long, white evening dress against a background of bright yellow and soft blue.
A dreamy, romantic watercolor painting of a woman in a black dress with pink roses and a big pink rose hair ornament.
A whimsical watercolor fashion illustration of a woman in a red and white striped sundress on a lime green background.
A bright, summery fashion illustration of a woman in a long, striped sarong and turban in primary colors.
This 1950s-style red dress and veiled hat inspired me to focus on drama and character in this watercolor painting.
I love to experiment with painting the way we actually see, with different elements moving in and out of focus.
These watercolor fashion figure studies evoke the 1940s with the inspiration of a vintage-style bathing suit and a snood.
I used muted colors and impressionist brushstrokes to create a nostalgic feel to this watercolor illustration of a vintage bottle of Guerlain Mitsouko perfume.
On this hot July day….a watercolor fashion illustration of a woman in a wide-brimmed white hat, orange sundress and wedge heels.
A fresh, summery, watercolor illustration of high heeled pumps printed with a floral pattern against a bright green background.
In this summer watercolor fashion illustration hot summery colors – orange, yellow and bright pink.
I was so moved by the Alexander McQueen Exhibit at the Met Museum of Art in NYC . His designs struck me as self portraits as much as fashion, a medium usually associated with artifice. This watercolor is of a gown from the 2001 VOSS collection, made of red and black ostrich feathers and glass […]