This highly acclaimed figure painting in watercolor instructional video beautifully captures this great watercolor master in action painting the nude figure in watercolor as only Charles Reid can do.
Originally inspired by his classic book, Figure Painting in Watercolor, this watercolor figure painting video invites you into Charles Reid's Connecticut studio to sit by the side of one of America's greatest watercolor masters as he meets the challenge of working with a live nude model and painting The Figure in Watercolor.
Charles begins his figure in watercolor with an in depth pencil drawing, laying the foundation for the fresh and spontaneous figure painting to follow. His figure and the still life surrounding it are beautifully rendered, in a simple, direct and natural gestural manner. Throughout the video Mr. Reid concisely explains his creative process.
Charles Reid's creative energy, focus and mastery of the watercolor medium are a revelation to witness. You will gain profound insights by seeing this master at work, insights that can only be gained by actually seeing a great master of Charles Reid's level in action. You will be able to see, sense and feel the energy involved in his creative expression. This can speed up your growth as an artist.
Charles Reid states that, "a painting needs to have soul and a sense of the models personality". This video definitely has both soul and personality.
This video introduced me to Mr Reid's work. Since watching several times, I've scoured the internet for several of his many books, I'm currently working through his portraits in watercolor, when I finish, I'll go back to this video and I'm sure it will be new again.
From this video I learned take time to edit your drawing, take breaks, skin tones... well worth the money.