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bruce johnson

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on: January 10, 2012, 03:44:40 AM
I've had a few queries from the watercolourists on here about how I paint watercolour portraits.
Here's the stages of the watercolour portrait I painted of Julie.

« Last Edit: January 10, 2012, 03:49:28 AM by bruce johnson »


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Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 04:20:08 AM
I am  :envy: (green with envy)        :)

very very good  O0
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Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 05:22:42 AM
Bruce,   :thankyou:  for showing the stages of your painting.

Did you use all transparent colors for the face?  ...and what colors did you use for the skin tones?
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Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 08:03:30 AM
 Thanks Bruce, great job
Linda


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Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 11:28:10 AM
awesome thanks Bruce  :clap:


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Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012, 12:50:12 PM
Thanks all,  :blush:

Lillian I only ever use transparent watercolour, that way you don't get mud when you mix colours. If you would like to see the complete process here's a link to the tutorial I did on Wetcanvas
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=344810

Hope you enjoy

Cheers Bruce


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Reply #6 on: January 10, 2012, 01:06:36 PM
Wow Bruce! That's great  :clap: Thank you for sharing all those progress pictures and explaining about the colours used.
You are a great asset to this website. Very pleased you joined us.  O0 :yippee:
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Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012, 03:56:53 PM
You're so helpful, Bruce,  :thankyou:

I may think of trying more portraits in watercolor.  I'll save the link for future reference.
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Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012, 05:37:53 PM
I'm :envy: ... Wow!!!  Amazing!!! O0 O0 O0
I love all your work, Bruce... :smitten:    :thankyou: for sharing...  :coffee: :painting:


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Reply #9 on: January 11, 2012, 12:00:26 AM
Hi All
Thank you for the lovely comments.. the reason I posted the progess images was to show that a painting is planned and built up in stages. The only real art involved is in producing the line drawing. Once the drawing is accurate then effectively its just a matter of using good technique and correct colour selection.
Nolan and Dennis are teaching you good technique and I believe once you guys have this knowledge you will paint better portraits than this one.   O0


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Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012, 07:17:36 AM
 :thankyou:  for that encouragement, Bruce.  Coming from an accomplished artist like you, it means a lot.
 
I plan to start working on my drawing skills once I get the DVD's I ordered from Paintbasket.   :yippee:



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