Artist dAiLy steP-By-steP: WAtercoLor techniques
watercolor painting techniques:
23 step by step lessons
lorida artist Janet Rogers makes theprocess of painting figures in water-color seem almost effortless in that shecaptures the likeness and personality of hersubjects without laboring over all the details. Sheincorporates gestured strokes of transparent color,natural blends of warm and cool pigments, andjust enough detail to capture a person’s individualappearance. Her floral paintings seem just as ap-proachable with their combinations of wet-in-wetblends of bright colors, well-focused accents of white paper, and judicious use of hard edges.Although Rogers’ techniques are not so easyto master, her demonstrations make it clearshe can teach almost anyone to improve theirskills in watercolor paintings. She emphasizesthe need to practice, to start over when thingsfail, and to develop strong drawing skills. Sheconnects with students by confessing that sheshares the same need to constantly remindherself about the importantsteps that must be takenwhen painting. Moreover, shedebates the various optionsavailable to her and acknowl-
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