Qualities of colour, value and shape rather than a laborious anatomical approach are highlighted in this course in watercolour painting. In explaining how to capture the essence of the human figure the author provides information on materials and discusses such techniques as gesture drawing and painting, light and shadow definition of the figure and linking darks and lights for unity, painting backgrounds, edge quality, working with a model and from photographs. The author teaches figure painting in watercolour and conducts workshops throughout the USA and Canada and has received numerous awards for his paintings.
“Don Andrews does a marvelous job explaining light and dark balancing act in the creation of a worthy painting. Design, color and technical understanding are carefully detailed in his instructions to painting the figure.” — reviewed by Kathy Bush.
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