Watercolorist Liz Covington is consistently putting out new work to liven up the California art scene, even during the current pandemic situation. Her repertoire covers everything from landscapes to beautiful and expressive watercolor portraits that convey a diverse array of emotions from a unique and insightful perspective.

Covington’s self-portrait, dealing with the apprehensions that we are all facing due to COVID-19, won first place in the Women Painters West Art of Coping online exhibit. This piece combines luminous purples and oranges in both the subject and background to create a harmonious composition that still conveys the apprehensions facing us in these trying times.

Another striking portrait in Covington’s repertoire is based on a photo taken in Dublin of a mime on a busy street mimicking and smiling mischievously at passersby. The original, a 10.5″ x 14.5″ on 140 pound Arches paper, is still available for $150 and can be shipped within 48 hours of your purchase.

One of Covington’s most distinguished portraits, “Barack,” showcases former president Barack Obama cutting a striking figure in glassy, ethereal colors. It is 11″ x 15″, with the original available for $275.

Currently, Covington’s watercolor journey is leaving her down bluer paths — quite literally! She is now experimenting with adding more opaque and cerulean tones to create deeper and more vibrant gradients that take her work to new heights and further hone her craft.

Whether you’re an avid collector of watercolor portraits or prefer vibrant and beautiful landscape scenes, Elizabeth Covington’s work is sure to have something that speaks to you personally. For more information about Covington’s paintings or upcoming events, you can contact the artist by email or follow her creative journey on Instagram.