Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor

Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor Cover

Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor

By Mary Whyte

Watson-Guptill Publications, Paperback, 9780823026739, 160pp.

Publication Date: December 6, 2011

Description
Using clear and concise language and in-depth, step-by-step demonstrations, author and renowned artist Mary Whyte guides beginning and intermediate watercolorists through the entire painting process, from selecting materials to fundamental techniques to working with models. Going beyond the practical application of techniques, Whyte helps new artists capture not just the model's physical likeness, but their unique personality and spirit. Richly illustrated, the book features Mary Whyte's vibrant empathetic watercolors and works by such masters of watercolor as Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Georgia O'Keeffe.


About the Author
MARY WHYTE has earned national recognition as an artist and illustrator. Her watercolors have been exhibited at some of the nation's most prestigious museums and exhibitions, including the American Watercolor Society and the Allied Artists of America.