What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Callow Youth



Ana Santos

Has it ever happened to you that you saw a piece of art that instantly began haunting you? I’ve been walking around for a few days now with this artist’s work in my head. These gorgeous watercolor portraits of young girls are painted by young Spanish artist Ana Santos, and I’m a bit obsessed. There’s something both innocent and powerful about these paintings that I just can’t get enough of.

You can follow Santos on her website and on Instagram. And if you speak Spanish, you can also take her online watercolor portrait painting course!

All images property of Ana Santos.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

18 thoughts on “Callow Youth

  1. She is good but oh my ,,,how strange.

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  2. I always like artists who portray females who look real…not like the perfected, airbrushed instagram models that are popular in this day and age. (Or maybe female perfection has *always* been portrayed unrealistically, never to be attained by mere mortals.) These girls obviously have some artistic face painting, but otherwise they look like real people with features that are believable.

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  3. These images are certainly intriguing to the eye and powerful. Thanks for sharing Ana’s artwork. ❤

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  4. These are beautiful paintings. I love that I can see the scaffolding of the underlying drawing beneath the paint layer. It creates a really interesting dynamic. I am following her on Instagram now.

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  5. I think these are stunning. Such a talent to capture the girls so realistically and then to add the whimsy. I particularly like the ones with animals too. Thank you for bringing her to us.

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  6. They are definitely stunningly beautiful paintings. I love the looks in their eyes.

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  7. Pingback: Hi beauties! Let’s play with watercolors, our faces will be colorful and funny🎨😊 | sketchuniverse

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