The Complete Watercolorist S Essential Notebook


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This special 10th-anniversary collection combines two of the best-loved North Light watercolor guides available: The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook and The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook: Landscapes. Clarifying and simplifying the various aspects of painting with watercolor, Gordon MacKenzie's The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook will encourage and challenge you with new possibilities. Rather than a list of rules, this is a collection of principles, concepts and general information designed to expand your creative process. Mackenzie shares with you tips, techniques, ideas and lessons for a sure path to creative fulfillment and better watercolor paintings.

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Author by Gordon MacKenzie
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 288
ISBN Number 1440309051

The Watercolorist S Essential Notebook Landscapes


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Painting with watercolors gives you endless opportunities to create the world you want. You choose whether to let the sun blaze or the rain pour, to move a maple tree here or make the trail wind over there, to subdue a hillside with quiet greens or make a forest glow with dazzling golds and reds. It's not only a matter of what to paint, but how to go about painting it. This book examines, one at a time, the three major elements of landscape painting: water, sky and land. You will be encouraged to try numerous ways of painting each one. Then you can choose the methods that best express how the outdoors speaks to you. Let this reliable collection of tips, techniques, ideas and lessons be your companion on a sure path to creative fulfillment and better watercolor landscapes.

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Author by Gordon MacKenzie
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 144
ISBN Number 9781600615757

Watercolor Painting


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The beauty of a watercolor painting lies in its diaphanous layers, delicate strokes, and luminous washes. However, the very features that define the beauty of the medium can make it difficult to master. This complete guide to understanding the relationships between color, value, wetness, and composition unravels the mysteries of watercolor to help your practice evolve. Experienced teacher and acclaimed artist Tom Hoffmann offers a unique, inquiry-based approach that shows you how to translate any subject into the language of watercolor. With Hoffmann as your guide, you’ll learn the key questions to ask yourself at every turn and time-tested methods to help you reach solutions. Hoffmann’s thorough explanations and step-by-step demonstrations delineate the process of composing a painting in watercolor, while art from more than thirty-five past and present masters, including John Singer Sargent, Ogden Pleissner, George Post, Emil Kosa, Jr., Mary Whyte, Trevor Chamberlain, Lars Lerin, Torgeir Schjølberg, Piet Lap, Leslie Frontz, and Alvaro Castagnet serve to illustrate and inspire. Whether you’re a serious beginner or a seasoned practitioner, this book will guide you toward the all-important balance between restraint and risk-taking that every watercolorist seeks. From the Hardcover edition.

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Author by Tom Hoffmann
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 208
ISBN Number 9780823006748

Painting In Watercolor


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Comprehensive guidance for anyone painting in watercolor, from beginners up.

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Author by David Webb
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 1770857389

The Complete Guide To Watercolor


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Discusses painting techniques and materials, and offers projects for painting buildings, landscapes, and figures.

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Author by Ray Smith
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 240
ISBN Number 0789487985

Watercolor Secrets


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The how behind the wow Dive deeper into the creative waters that have made North Light Books' Splash: The Best of Watercolor series today's most celebrated showcase of contemporary watercolor paintings. Watercolor Secrets invites you into the studios of 15 Splash artists as they reveal the creative processes behind their stunning work. From meticulous glazes to loose, luscious color, these artists joyfully embrace watercolor in gloriously individual and expressive ways, sharing their unique journeys inspirations and techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations, sketchbook pages and inspiring finished art from 15 modern-day watercolor masters Expert tips on creating stunning color, capturing the magic of light, turning on-location sketches into personal keepsakes, designing compositions with impact, and more A variety of subjects, including flowers, landscapes, waterscapes, city scenes, interiors and portraits Whether you are a watercolor artist looking to make a big splash in your own paintings or simply an admirer of this most magical medium, Watercolor Secrets puts you on the inside track to outstanding art.

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Author by Rachel Rubin Wolf
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 144
ISBN Number 1600611400

Watercolor For The Absolute Beginner


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Start painting today - it's easier than you think! If you've ever dreamed of painting in watercolor, this is the book for you. It's designed to help you start experiencing the joy of watercolor immediately - even if you've never picked up a brush. Mark and Mary Willenbrink provide all the guidance and encouragement you need. Their painting techniques, tips and tricks help make every step you take a success, from selecting colors to designing a composition. It's like having two private art instructors right there at your side. In no time at all you'll be hanging original works of art - pieces you'll be proud to show to family and friends. The Willenbrinks' easy-to-follow instruction ensures it. Don't put off your artistic life another day!

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Author by Mark Willenbrink
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 128
ISBN Number 1600617700

Watercolor


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An easy-to-follow primer helps beginning watercolorists develop basic painting skills, as well as their own personal style, in a guide by a professional artist and teacher with two hundred full-color illustrations.

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Author by Elizabeth Horowitz
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 143
ISBN Number 0823033007

Watercolour Landscapes


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This book is the perfect companion for the watercolour landscape painter. Richard Taylor looks at each element of the landscape in turn. He moves from small details, such as a quick painting of his backpack, drawn in a break from walking, to wide sweeping panoramas. Detailed annotations point to key areas of interest for each painting showing, for example, how a wash has been used to create shadows in still water, or how paper has been left blank to represent the tops of clouds. Alongside each painting you’ll find the palette of colours used, with advice on combining colours for best effect. Step-by-step demonstrations show basic watercolour techniques in action and longer projects reveal how Richard develops a fully-realised painting. Packed with invaluable hints and tips and illustrated with the author’s inspiring watercolours, this book is perfect for the beginner or more experienced watercolour painter.

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Author by Richard S. Taylor
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 368
ISBN Number 184994671X

The Watercolorist S Answer Book


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Your All-Inclusive Solution Guide Not sure which technique you need to improve your watercolor? Choose them all! The Watercolorist's Answer Book combines the wisdom, expertise and beautiful work of eight accomplished artists in one comprehensive volume. You'll find information on using and caring for materials, advice on basic and advanced techniques and useful tips for improving your paintings. The Answer Book includes: Techniques on brushwork, paper preparation, masking, measuring and drawing A complete explanation of the watercolor wash and all its variations The secrets to color, and how to use triads, analogous colors and colorful grays Sections on light and value, contrast, value scales, reflected light and shadows Simple solutions to composition, design, the golden mean and creating dynamic paintings Practical considerations like framing, cropping, marketing and selling your artwork Twenty step-by-step demonstrations reinforce the valuable tips that fill every page. And each of the 425 tips are categorized and numbered for easy reference, so you spend less time searching for answers and more time painting! The master watercolorists who share their secrets in this book are: Betty Carr Joe Garcia Penny Soto Pat Weaver Donald Clegg Linda Stevens Moyer Jan Fabian Wallake Mary and Mary Willenbrink

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Author by Gina Rath
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 192
ISBN Number 1581806337