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.
Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolorby Mary Whyte
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.
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I absolutely LOVE Mary Whyte's work and am so happy to have found this book! At first glance, I thought it was a series of step-by-step demonstrations, but that is not the case. (Before you buy it, take a look at the extensive preview to get a good sense of what this book is and isn't) I am very pleased because I am (unfortunately) a self-taught watercolor artist who always has questions, and Mary's book answered so many of them. She gives a brief history of watercolor, informs the reader of her supply list and how to set up a studio, gives numerous tips and explanations, and more. I also found it very encouraging that Mary talks about paintings that fail, not knowing what to paint, and the time and perseverance it takes to become a better artist. So far, this is the best watercolor book I have purchased :)
One of the best technique books that I have ever in my 35 year career. Very enjoyable reading. It was like reading a story book or novel. Very beautiful paintings but the pictures could not be enlarged like in a magazine. A shame since this a technique book and cost more than a magazine. I think that you should be able to see as much detail as the book in print.