#AboutFace I Wonder

Project Description

What type of piece is this? Painting Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. This is transparent watercolor. My palette is very limited, primarily only three major colors and about three others. The painting is already sold, but I do have open edition prints that are available. Is the piece for sale? No

What you will need

  • Watercolor

Q&A with susanwalshharper

Christy OBrien asked:
Love it! love the light & a moment caught in time.
susanwalshharper answered:
Thank you, Christy!
Laura Eliason asked:
susanwalshharper answered:
Thank you, Laura
ukegirl61 asked:
She is lovely, you created a moment that will last forever. Truly talented.
susanwalshharper answered:
Thanks for your lovely words of encouragement.
Anne Marie from Holland asked:
Susan I wish I could learn how to... this is so open and appealing to me... could watch it all day... what is your story? Where did you learn how to paint like this? Apart from the excersise of course.. Greetings fom Oijen, The Netherlands.
susanwalshharper answered:
Thank you, Oijen. You are very kind. I didn't start painting until about 6 years ago, and taught myself by using instructional DVDs. If you go to my website, you can read my story. There is a page with a blog also and one with links and tutorials. (I only have two right now) There is a link to Creative Catalyst that will take you to where I bought the DVDs. They are really quite wonderful. http://www.susanwalshharper.com
Susan Cain asked:
Your skin tones are so good -rose madder? what is your color pallet?
susanwalshharper answered:
Thank you, Susan. I have somewhat different color palettes for adults and children, and slightly different in both if the skin is dark. For this child my palette for skin is just three colors: Indian yellow (or M Graham Gamboge), Schmincke Purple Magenta and M Graham Manganese Blue Hue. For extra pop I'll add a bit of Quinacridone Rose, but it is so strong and staining I have to be very careful that I really want to use it. The rest of the painting, (hair and dress) are actually mostly the same three colors with a bit of quinacridone burnt orange mixed with the manganese for the brown in her hair. The background is Gamboge, Phthalo Green, Azo Yellow and Ultramarine Blue, with a bit of the magenta on the right.