Monday, July 26, 2010
Last Sunday's Watercolor Portrait Workshop
Well, here she is again. By the way, I found this comely lass about a year ago on Flickr.com. Before I painted this demonstration for my workshop students, I decided on using the colors burnt sienna, yellow ochre, Opera (made by Windsor Newton), permanent rose, ultramarine blue, phthalo blue, and just a smidgin of a bright yellow. I stressed to my students that one can pick a variety of colors for the face and hair just so long as one uses them in an harmonious manner. The last thing I did before the workshop concluded was to do a wet-on-wet ochre, yellow background which served to bring out the outside border of her hair quite nicely. On the very outside edges of the hair and while the wet-on-wet was still somewhat moist, I pulled of some paint with a dry brush to enhace the slight value difference between the hair edge and background value. I have also included a few shots of my workshop students working on their portraits.