Jan Kunz

Jan Kunz: Watercolor Portrait Painting

Video Length: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
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Join artist Jan Kunz, author of "Painting Beautiful Watercolors from Photographs" and "Painting Florals That Glow", to learn how to paint so that your paintings will glow. 

This step by step watercolor painting video workshop, "Watercolor Portrait Painting: Female with Jan Kunz", will become a favorite whether your skills are beginning or advanced. Paint along with Jan Kunz as she demonstrates the five steps to creating vibrant, life-like watercolor portraits. Learn how she selects a model, achieves correct proportions in a reference drawing, determines hue and value for skin tones, and uses tricks for bold rendering of hair. Jan provides enough information to keep serious painters occupied for years!

BONUS CLIP: Painting Hair in Watercolor Portrait

In this clip from her video workshop, Watercolor Portrait Painting: Female, renowned teacher Jan Kunz shares all her secrets for painting life-like hair. Jan offers tips on stroke direction, softening edges, and layering, and you'll learn all the color mixes she uses to match her reference photo.

About Jan Kunz

Considered one the Grand Dames of the Watercolor world, Jan Kunz is best known for her stunning portraits and exquisite florals. Since 1980 Jan has taught watercolor workshops nationwide and has authored six books and four videos on the subject.

Kunz's paintings may be seen at Signatures Gallery and in private collections, as well as in art-related publications including Southwest Art, The Artist's Magazine, Australian Artist's Magazine, and table top editions of Splash, The Best of Floral Painting, and The Artist's Touch.

Jan is an amazing artist, especially in portrait painting. After spending her early years working as a commercial artist in California, she moved with her family to Oregon in 1980 and began painting full time with watercolors. She spent years developing her unique style and started teaching workshops all over the United States. Jan is a member of the Western Academy of Women Artists, and has published many books on watercolor painting and especially, painting from photographs and painting portraits.


Customer Reviews

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Jeanie LeCompte

I bought this DVD several years ago and I watch it about twice a year just to touch base again with the techniques and use of color choices in this portrait demonstration by Jan Kunz.
This is an excellent DVD. Clear and concise.