The Figure in Watercolor
Simple, Fast, and Focused
By Mel Stabin
(Watson-Guptill, Paperback, 9780823016945, 112pp.)
Publication Date: January 2003
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Following in the footsteps of Watercolor: Simple, Fast, and Focused is Mel Stabin’s latest: The Figure in Watercolor: Simple, Fast, and Focused. Capturing a figure’s unique personality and multifaceted quality in watercolor is challenging—but Stabin demonstrates, step by step, how the new artist can capture the figure by painting simply, directly, and with intense focus on the “essence” of a person. Readers will discover tested techniques and hands-on tips for painting portraits, people in an environment, and groups of people, as well as for painting people from photographs. They’ll also find a treasury of valuable advice on design, composition, shape, value, color, and more!
Mel Stabin is the author of Watercolor: Simple, Fast, and Focused. His paintings have been honored with national awards, and are in many private and corporate collections. He lives in Park Ridge, New Jersey.