Painting Figures of Your Family in Watercolor
Learn Easy Watercolor Light to Dark
Your Figures Will Score A HOME RUN With This Lesson
Nothing catches your viewer's eye like a figure! Not to mention, paintings of your children and grandchildren will be cherished for generations.
In this lesson, you'll see a simple step by step method for figures that's a staple for watercolor painting for good reason - you get great results!
- First Base - light values
- Second Base - medium values
- Third Base - dark values
- HOME RUN - finishing details.
Also included is a bonus bit on wet on wet grass for a background that works without distracting from your figure.
Colors recommended: cobalt blue, any red, yellow and a dark color like your own dark black or black/dark gray mix. No special materials were used, although you can use opaque white at the end if you'd like to soften edges or cover pencil lines.
Take a turn at bat today to paint your cutest picture ever.
I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!
My story is simple.
I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'
Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,
. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.
When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.
Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.
No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.
And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)
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