Girl in Strong Sunlight in Watercolor
Intermediate Level Course for Figures and Values
Girl in Strong Sunlight for Intermediate Level Painters
Capturing the look of strong sunlight makes a great painting (just ask Vermeer) but it can also be a challenge.
Your darks need to be really dark, and the areas in the light need to be light, AND they need to merge together in a believable fashion.
Just follow along and insert your favorite colors for the shirt and book colors.
Your painting doesn't have to look like mine, but you'll learn lots of great tips and techniques on applying watercolor for dramatic effects.
Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher
My story is simple.
I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.
Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).
My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.
Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!