1940s Style Retro Bathing Suit

Watercolor Fashion Illustration 1940s Vintage Style|Beverly Brown Artist

These watercolor fashion figure studies evoke the 1940s with the inspiration of a vintage-style bathing suit and a snood.

Vintage Mitsouko Perfume

Vintage Mitsouko Perfume Bottle Art Print|Beverly Brown Artist

I used muted colors and impressionist brushstrokes to create a nostalgic feel to this watercolor illustration of a vintage bottle of Guerlain Mitsouko perfume.

A White Summer Hat

Watercolor Fashion Art White Hat |Beverly Brown Artist

On this hot July day….a watercolor fashion illustration of a woman in a wide-brimmed white hat, orange sundress and wedge heels.

Floral Print High Heels

Shoes with Flowers Art Print|Beverly Brown Artist

A fresh, summery, watercolor illustration of high heeled pumps printed with a floral pattern against a bright green background.

Floral Bathing Suit, Turban & Sunglasses

Watercolor Fashion Art Bathing Suit|Beverly Brown Artist

In this summer watercolor fashion illustration hot summery colors – orange, yellow and bright pink.

Inspired by Alexander McQueen at the Met

Watercolor Fashion Art Red & Black|Beverly Brown Artist

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 […]

Woman in Mauve Evening Gown

Fashion Art Watercolor - Woman in Mauve Evening Dress|Beverly Brown Artist

A watercolor fashion illustration of a woman in a mauve ruffled evening dress against a yellow-green background.  My preliminary charcoal sketch appears below.

Woman in an Orange Evening Gown

Fashion Watercolor Art - Woman in an Orange Evening Gown|Beverly Brown Artist

A watercolor fashion illustration of a woman wearing a bright orange evening gown with a black lace single sleeve and feathers in her hair.   Below is my charcoal preparatory sketch.  Before making a watercolor painting I usually begin with a value study in either charcoal or pencil.

Inspired by Coco Chanel

Chanel Art Print|Beverly Brown Artist

Inspired by Coco Chanel, the 20th century fashion icon. I achieved the white on black effect by starting with a watercolor painting on paper; scanning it; then inverting the digital image in Photoshop, so that the values are reversed.

Woman in Sunglasses and Kerchief

Fashion Illustration Watercolor - Woman in Plaid Skirt |Beverly Brown Artist

A watercolor fashion illustration of a woman on a bench, wearing big sunglasses, a polka dot kerchief and a plaid skirt.

Woman in a White Dress with Black Trim

Watercolor Fashion Art Woman in White and Black Dress|Beverly Brown Artist

A very simple, slightly retro, monochromatic watercolor fashion illustration of a woman in a white eyelet mini dress with black trim, wearing black gloves.

Woman in Pink Flowered Skirt

Watercolor Fashion Art Print Flowered Skirt|Beverly Brown Artist

I tried to capture the feeling of spring sunshine in this watercolor fashion illustration of a woman wearing a skirt printed with large pink flowers on a turquoise background.

Fashion Illustration in Plum and Black

watercolor fashion illustration|Beverly Brown Artist

An atmospheric watercolor fashion illustration of a woman in an asymmetrical plum colored shirt, short shorts and black boots.

Inspired by Poiret

Inspired by Paul Poiret|Beverly Brown Artist

Inspired by Balenciaga

watercolor fashionart|Beverly Brown Artist

A watercolor fashion illustration inspired by the 20th century fashion design icon, Cristobal Balenciaga.  This one is inspired by a black wool suit from 1951.

Woman in a Green Jumpsuit and Mottled Background

Watercolor Fashion Art Green Yellow|Beverly Brown Artist

A fashion illustration made with richly colored inks – an experiment with texture and pattern, and the interplay between subject and background.

Woman in a White Dress

watercolor fashionart|Beverly Brown Artist

A loose, impressionist-style fashion illustration made with colored inks. The inks dry very quickly and the brush strokes have more texture compared with painting with watercolors.

Woman in a Pillbox Hat and Blue Suit

watercolor fashion illustration art prints|Beverly Brown Artist

A fashion illustration made with richly-pigmented liquid inks of a woman in a retro-inspired suit and pillbox hat.

Woman in a Purple Jumpsuit

watercolor fashion illustration art print|Beverly Brown Artist

An experiment in fashion illustration using richly colored inks instead of my usual watercolor paints.

Ballerina in White Tutu

Inspired by the gorgeous, grainy, black and white opening scenes of the film, “Black Swan”, I made this watercolor painting of the white swan.