Portraits in Watercolor -- Lisa Garrison
Bring your watercolor portraits to life! Using fundamental and intermediate techniques, you will learn how to paint portraits in watercolor and bring out the subject’s personality. We will draw and paint multiple portraits to practice how to accurately represent the figure and bring out their expression. We will also incorporate the background as an additional element to the portrait.
Drawing experience is recommended.
Arches watercolor paper – 22” x 30” cold press
Watercolor brushes – 0, 2, 4, 8, 12 round, Princeton & Co. recommended
Watercolor paint – Daniel Smith or Winsor & Newton professional recommended:
Cadmium Yellow Light, New Gamboge, Cadmium Red Medium, Perylene Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Sap Green, Phthalo Green Blue Shade, Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Indigo, Payne’s Gray
Pencils in various hardness, with at least one 2H
Water cup or jar
Reference photos – Personal photos or magazines
Lisa Garrison is an award winning self-taught artist from Littleton, Colorado. She began painting in 2009 while living in Illinois, focusing on realistic watercolors. Her work is painted in layers, bringing out the reflection and contrast of light and shadow.
Lisa is passionate about teaching and demystifying the unpredictability of watercolor. As a data analyst by trade, she is very detail oriented and equally left-brain/right-brain. Watercolor is a fluid medium that can be difficult to control and adjust. She enjoys the planning and forethought that realistic watercolor painting requires and teaching others how to be successful with the medium.
Her work has been exhibited in many national juried exhibitions in Colorado and New York. Her work has also been seen in Tatler magazine.
Lisa currently works out of her home in Centennial, Colorado, where she lives with her family.