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Watercolor Made Easy: Portraits: Discover Dynamic Techniques for Creating Lifelike Heads and Faces in Watercolor (Watercolor Made Easy)

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“Although my portraits capture the likeness of the person or pet I’m painting, I don’t attempt to create portraits that look like photographs. Instead, I let the personality and characteristics of the subject I’m painting guide my decisions. I bring my own style and ideas to the paper using color, brushstroke, and composition to create mood and emotion. My ultimate goal is for the portrait to ‘feel’ like the person as much as it looks like them.”

 

Peggi Habets is an award-winning watercolor portrait artist. Her studio is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her lifelong interest in art and a 15-year career in graphic design and illustration have been the necessary building blocks to her current career as a portrait painter. She was nominated as Pittsburgh Center for the Arts “Emerging Artist of the Year 2008” and her work has been included in “Best of America: Watercolor Artists,” Watercolor Artist magazine, Watercolor Magic magazine, Palette magazine, and the Portrait Society of America’s The Art of The Portrait magazine. Most recently, her painting “The Forest for The Trees” won Best of Show at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibition at Fallingwater.

Synopsis:

The light and airy qualities of watercolor lend it to creating luminous portraits that are full of life. In Watercolor Made Easy: Portraits, award-winning artist Peggi Habets invites artists to learn the secrets of rendering beautiful, lifelike portraits using this sometimes tricky medium. Techniques specific to painting lifelike portraits and detailed information on tools and materials are included. A variety of diverse and contemporary subjects appeal to a wide variety of tastes and artistic styles in this educational and approachable book.

About the Author

Peggi Habets is an award-winning watercolor and oil portrait artist. Her studio is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but she works with clients around the country. Her life-long interest in art and a 15-year career in graphic design and illustration have led to her career as a portrait painter. She was nominated as Pittsburgh Center for the Arts "Emerging Artist of the Year 2008," and her work has been included in "Best of America: Watercolor Artists," Watercolor Magic magazine, Palette magazine, and the Portrait Society of America's The Art of The Portrait magazine. Most recently, her painting "The Forest for The Trees" won Best of Show at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibition at Fallingwater.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Tools & Materials

Watercolor Techniques

Capturing Photographic References

Design & Composition

Values

Backgrounds

Beyond the Basics

Drawing Your Portrait

Color Formulas

Portrait of a Young Woman

Sunny Day

Waiting

Working with Bold Patterns

An Elegant Woman

Last Visit

Expressive Lighting

Keeping It Simple

Creating a Story

Final Thoughts

Product Details

ISBN:
9781600582776
Author:
Habets, Peggi
Publisher:
Walter Foster Publishing
Subject:
Watercolor
Subject:
Art-Watercolor
Subject:
Painting
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Watercolor Made Easy
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 in

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The light and airy qualities of watercolor lend it to creating luminous portraits that are full of life. In Watercolor Made Easy: Portraits, award-winning artist Peggi Habets invites artists to learn the secrets of rendering beautiful, lifelike portraits using this sometimes tricky medium. Techniques specific to painting lifelike portraits and detailed information on tools and materials are included. A variety of diverse and contemporary subjects appeal to a wide variety of tastes and artistic styles in this educational and approachable book.

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