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Watercolor Painting Tips -- Painting Faces in Watercolor
February 13, 2009

Mary Ann's Message

Here's a snippet from my latest article on painting faces in watercolor. Follow the link to read the entire article on my website.

If you don't get the look in their eyes, you will not succeed with the rest of the likeness.

This little boy, named Elias (pronounced Ell'ius) has very wideset eyes. I was very interested in painting his face to see if I could capture his face. I tried to keep the face from looking harsh, so I minimized the value of the hair on his head, and by applying a wash of clear water over the face and hair, I was able to have very soft edges around the highlights on the forehead.

Hope you like it. Click here to read the rest of it

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Latest Site Contributions

Feb 12, 2009, Graduation - This watercolour was painted from Life in the royal Art Society group. The model was feeling sick so she only sat for half an hour. I felt I had not

Feb 12, 2009, Snowy Hill - This was done with a light sketch and dark contrast next to snow to make it look brighter. 300lb

Feb 12, 2009, FISHING ON LAKE MALAWI - Memories of Lake Malawi the lake of stars and my birth place. I believe one cannot get the transparency through any other medium I love transparent

Feb 11, 2009, Kentucky Memory - I tend to love doing any type of architecture. This is from a picture that a photographer friend took in the mountains of Kentucky. I would love to


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