A guide to: Watercolour Portrait
“My name is Fiona Roberts, I’m a professional artist, and I’ve been using watercolours as an integral part of my practice for the past few years. I’m drawn to how naturally loose, free and atmospheric watercolours make my work. Using Winsor & Newton Watercolours, brushes and paper, I want to show you how I go about approaching a portrait painting. I hope you enjoy.”
First, I’ll spray my paper with water from a spray bottle then drain off the excess. I want the paper to be damp but not soaked. Then I’ll divide the paper into thirds and place my subject’s eyes level with the line at the top third. This helps with composition in a head and shoulders portrait.
Formulated for transparency and lightfastness, Cotman Watercolours are accessible without compromising on quality.
Perfect introduction for students, beginners and hobbyists wanting to experiment, hone their skills and work with large quantities of paper.