Monday, March 3, 2008

"The Watercolor Portrait" by Jane Angelhart

I saw the portraits of Jane Angelhart and as they say, timing is everything. I was recently thinking (actually, fretting) about how to incorporate brighter, fresher looking colors into my palette for better skintones. That's the first thing you will notice about Jane's portraits; they are bright and fresh, full of excitement. I purchased her DVD, hoping to gather some insight into her technique, and I was not disappointed. Jane is generous with her advice, color selection and her step-by-step process of portrait painting. For me, the most helpful part of the DVD was the color palette. Besides the portrait demonstration, the DVD also has a discussion on materials and exercises to develop color and technical skills.

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