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Category Painting
Type Painting
Subject Portrait
Material Watercolor
Style Realist
Carol Mann on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Transparent watercolor pet portrait on 140 pound cold-press paper

Carol Mann on craftsy.com

Is the piece for sale? No

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I am a watercolorist as well but don't paint this good. Still relatively new to it in the last year or so, I would love to be able to paint like this. I was examining your painting and wondered how you did the fur. Was wet on wet or dry? And did you use a smaller brush? Great job!

08/04/2014 Flag

Thanks for your great question, Fluteladypaints! I am a teacher, so I'm always happy to answer questions. I actually painted this wet on dry paper using a #2 pointed-round brush. Yes, all those strokes are painstakingly done! To finish it, however, I used a dampened "scrubber" brush to blend the hairs so that they would look soft. I hope that answers your question. And thank you for your kind words!

08/08/2014 Flag

Stunningly Beautiful!

08/14/2014 Flag

wonderfully beautiful.

09/13/2014 Flag

Simply captivating watercolor!! Beautiful work Carol Mann.

09/14/2014 Flag