Mary Whyte

Mary Whyte: Mastering Watercolor Portraiture

Video Length: 1 Hour
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Well known watercolorist Mary Whyte takes you inside her studio to paint a watercolor portrait from start to finish.

You'll see firsthand the relationship Mary has with her models, why she chooses to paint portraits, why watercolor is the perfect medium, and how she creates works with emotions that capture the essence she's trying to convey.

With "Mastering Watercolor Portraiture with Mary Whyte", you'll learn: How to use a thumbnail sketch to get started and compose a strong composition with a focal point; How to paint the eyes and mouth, skin, hair, and clothes; and how to capture the character of your model; Tips and techniques for drawing and painting, painting multiple figures, creating a background for your painting, and more!

Plus, Mary gives inspirational advice on making your portrait an original piece of art while making your own mark as an artist. Mastering Watercolor Portraiture with Mary Whyte is sure to be a treasured video for all aspiring and practicing watercolorists.

Mary Whyte has earned a national reputation for her watercolor portraits. Recognized for her figurative paintings of the African-American women of Johns Island, South Carolina, where she lives, Whyte's work has been shown in numerous group and solo museum exhibitions. Whyte's art has been featured in several magazines, including American Artist and Watercolor, and can be viewed at Coleman Fine Art in Charleston, South Carolina.