See Corrections While Painting Watercolor Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

“So the first thing I want to do is correct this angle. So I’m going to pull out a little bit of the red to start with, and I’m going to get up on the tip of my brush so that I can get a fine line. And I’m using my floppy brush. That’s the official term for it. It is a floppy brush and I’m just going to bring that down to a point. And remember, I like to mix my colors on the page. So I’m going to neutralize that with the blue. Hopefully at the end, no one, but us will know. And a mistake in the beginning, unless you look really close, it is it’s apparent. So it’s going to show that line because what a color is a transparent medium, which is both, it’s most a desirable trait and it’s most frustrating trait all at once. I’m just going to correct that angle to my satisfaction. And then I’m going to caress that out. I really want a good clean edge. So that’s an important feature.”

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Testing Colors While Painting Watercolor Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

“So another thing I like to do before, if I’m, hesitant of what color combinations to do. I like to have a piece of just clear paper, the paper that I’m actually going to paint on though, not some bad paper and just test your colors before you start and see what they, see what they look like. So I have a little bit of that. Ozzy red, gold I talked about is kind of a new color I don’t know much about. So maybe on a piece of scrap paper, that’s professional grade, the same paper I’m going to use for my painting. I’ll take my combination of colors and I’ll do a little triangle swatch. So this is my pression blue, so it’s quite dark.”

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The First Steps for Painting Watercolour Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

“So I want to start adding color. So here we go gets kind of scary. I want to use a higher value in the temple area and as outside light, tends to get cooler as it goes into the light. I’m going to start with yellow just because yellow gets, polluted easier. I’m going to go into the pure yellow and go ahead and break the form a little bit. And I’m going to kind of go to the blue in the outside light at the top of the head and where they meet. It’ll start to create a green tone. I like to put the blue in the eye socket area and let it sort of drain down the head.”

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