This is the first featured set of paintings on The Watercolor Gallery in 17-months. I’m over-the-moon excited to be featuring these amazing, vibrant portraits of the cast of the excellent Hidden Figures movie by Stella Blu. I saw these portraits on Twitter a few weeks ago and knew then that these would be the first paintings I’d feature when I brought the site back online.
Stella Blu is an amazing watercolorist. These portraits embody pretty much everything I love about watercolor painting. They are light and airy, while at the same time crisp and detailed. They’re vibrant and striking. And, through Blu’s creative genius to do an almost double-exposure with each woman’s hair — it is truly over-the-top.