|"Be My Valentine" WIP detail|
I some how got started on watching watercolor painting how-tos on YouTube. Wow. Though I didn't truly find what I was looking for, I got hooked on just watching other artists paint in the medium....and I would have been caught with my mouth open and my eyes glued. Such astounding fluidity and use of color! Everything so translucent and full of breath. I want to be able to do that too!
Now I do have some knowledge of color, and some knowledge about glazing, but there are steps I have missed because I haven't been taught. And I don't know about you, but if there aren't enough pictures or a video to demonstrate something, rarely get it. Translation: Books only help if they have pictures. :P Sad, but oh so true.
So I'm puttin' on my student boots again (it's been awhile!), and taking the plunge to learn more traditional watercolor. It's time. :) I look forward to sharing what I learn, but for today, here are some links I have found that I think you need to view if you have any interest in the medium, or if you just love to watch others paint!
Paint Realistic Portraits - http://www.artistsnetwork.com/articles/art-demos-techniques/paint-watercolor-portraits
Portrait in Watercolor (Grey Owl) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kxo7OkkDdY&feature=related
Portrait in Watercolor (Grey Owl pt. 2) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crSdLlTdrMA&feature=related
Susan Harrison-Tustain, Amazing Portraits! Check out her Art Lesson section - http://www.susanart.com/blog/watercolor-technique-dvd-watercolor-portrait-workshop
Then do your own search and see what you find. Just awesome!