Expressive Portraits: Creative Methods for Painting People by Jean Pederson
Paint beautiful and expressive portraits by combining watercolor with other mediums!
What makes an eye-popping, eye-stopping portrait? It's all about contrast and the play of opposites, round shape against square, light against dark, transparent with opaque. Combining mediums allows you to push the inherent properties of each for a lively play of opposites. You'll be able to paint glorious lights, richer darks, intriguing texture and mysterious passages that create mood and a strong sense of place, space and character. Jean Pederson gives you all the advice and instruction you need to paint beautiful, expressive portraits filled with life and spirit. Let your portraits speak to the world!
Jean Pederson is a contributing editor for The Artist's Magazine and has written for Watercolor Magic as well. Her work has won several awards and in addition to appearing in F+W magazines, her work has appeared in International Artist and Splash 8 and Splash 9. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and other professional organizations. She has a background in education and teaches workshops around the globe. She lives in Calgary, Alberta Canada. www.jeanpederson.com