In this book, Mary Whyte guides beginning and intermediate watercolorists, explaining the ways of painting of portraits and figures in watercolor.
Adopting a very realistic pictural style, specific to American school, Mary Whyte questions the artistic intention, valuation of the model, the arrangement of colors and background.
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There are many many books about watercolors, explaining the techniques, step by step, with more or less success. This may seem like one more of its kind. But Mary Whyte offers over many pages of thoughts, quotes, and opens up possibilities that each person is then free to explore.
The book includes 9 chapters gradually bringing the techniques and advice from the author, showing how to get the intensity in a watercolor.
In the introduction, Mary Whyte addresses the masters from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century, referring toWinslow Homer (1836,1910), Mary Cassatt (1844,1926), Frank Benson (1862-1951) et finally a French, Henri Matisse.
The link between these references is the heart and soul which the artists put into their paintings.