Another watercolor portrait class has ended and I have posted up to two paintings by each artist who took one of the two sessions of this class. Some of the artists have been painting for years. Several have only had one year experience and have come to this class from beginning watercolor, so it is very diverse. They also have very different interests and make different choices about the techniques and references for their creations.
They studied face parts by painting eyes, noses, hands, mouths and ears, individually. They learned work from the use of a grid for proportion and to work toward a likeness. They studied composition and how to design a portrait that would be more pleasing. They studied skin color and
how to create a rich and colorful black using yellow red and blue.
This class was not limited to the human face and included figures in landscapes and animal portraiture. I also handed out a list of watercolor ideas to challenge them to reach.
The above portraits show people doing something and suggest a story for the viewer.
One artist challenged herself to paint white on white.
Another artist created a colorful gouache resist of her son in his winter bicycle gear.
If you would like to view the entire gallery of this fall’s watercolor portrait class, click here. You can also access this page by clicking the link to the Student Art: Watercolor Portraits at the top of this blog page.
Thank you to all of you very talented artists for continuing to take these classes and share your work here. I continue to be inspired by your talent and creativity!