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Project

Juliet #AboutFace

Project Description

What type of piece is this? Painting Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. This portrait was done on 140 pound cold press paper with transparent watercolors. Is the piece for sale? No

What you will need

  • Watercolor

Q&A with Carol Mann

liesjeale4791990 asked:
do you work from a photograph or model?
Carol Mann answered:
I did this from a photograph.
Candeekissez asked:
Great job. You must do professional work. What advice would you give someone like myself who would love to get as good as you, besides practice. Was there one thing that when you learned it, you said to yourself, oh, that's what I've been missing. Or any other advice you can think of. BTW, the hands in your other paintings are so wonderful.
Carol Mann answered:
Thank you so much for your kind words. Actually, I have been painting about 7 years now. I do not do many portraits, as I prefer still life, and pets. But this is my grand-daughter, and her eyes were something that I wanted to capture. The ONE thing that I tell my students is to "Paint what you see, not what you think." That means that when I'm doing a portrait, I do not paint a nose or eyes. I paint shapes and colors, and I often paint upside-down. That way my mind doesn't start playing tricks on me and tell me that something doesn't look like a nose. I just paint what I see...and voila! I hope that helps a bit. Happy Painting.
kkaps9233357 asked:
Lucky grand-daughter to have a grand-mother with this talent! Beautiful!!!
Carol Mann answered:
Thank you......portraiture is a stretch for me. So I appreciate your kind comments.