alicematiosian asked: Hi, so...obviously you're amazing with watercolors. I am a costume design student and primarily use watercolors for my renderings..but I'm more proficient with pencil and acrylics. I've noticed with water color, the less you mess with it and let it do its thing the better it looks,and you have definitely figured the perfect technique out for achieving the effortless look that watercolors are meant to supply.. how did you get to where you you are and do you have any tips other than just practice?
You’re right, it tends to work best if you’re subtle. I like to build up as many very thin pale layers as possible (starting from light to dark) and only adding darker colours/thicker paint when I am certain it’s time. Practice and repetition is how you’ll become more confident, it’s really just a matter of playing around. Have a look at watercolour paintings in real life, and play around with types of paper- that changes things again.
Thank you for your message!
bacall asked: you doing any shows in new zealand any time soon? i'd love to see your work in person sometime, it's gorgeous
Hi, nothing planned as of yet but I hope to have a show in Auckland with a photographer friend of mine towards the end of the year.
Thanks for your message!
thehouseisonfire asked: Just wanted to let you know that "We Won That Battle" is one of the best examples of art I've seen on tumblr yet. It always stays in my mind
Holy crap, thanks! That means so much!
I just put that piece up for sale on my website, along with some other stuff!
hypersign asked: hey, i love this painting of the blurred girl so much and i wanted to ask which material you use.. is it water colour you use in the background and for the shadows? great work!
All of my paintings are predominantly watercolour with a bit of gouache here and there! If you mean the most recent picture I’ve posted, it’s all watercolour.
Anonymous asked: Do you have an instagram or twitter account?
Hello, I have instagram AND twitter, the handle for both is @henriettaharris!
I’ll be in London JULYish-LATE SEPTEMBERish 2013. Get in touch if you want to have a show/collaborate/hang.