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I've been taking my first watercolor class this year, and I can tell you from experience that the trickiest thing about the medium is controlling it. For Marxhausen to achieve this level of realism with watercolor is impressive.
Dean Mitchell is the only other artist I know of who uses watercolor for highly realistic portraiture.
Marxhausen's seems drawn to younger subjects. These two paintings remind me of the old master, Frans Hals.