The Watercolorist s Essential Notebook   Landscapes Book
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The Watercolorist s Essential Notebook Landscapes


  • Author : Gordon MacKenzie
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-04-27
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781600615757

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The Watercolorist s Essential Notebook Landscapes Excerpt :

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.

The Complete Watercolorist s Essential Notebook Book

The Complete Watercolorist s Essential Notebook


  • Author : Gordon MacKenzie
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2010-10-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440309052

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The Complete Watercolorist s Essential Notebook Excerpt :

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.

Watercolor Painting Book

Watercolor Painting


  • Author : Tom Hoffmann
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill
  • Release Date : 2012-12-11
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823006731

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Watercolor Painting Excerpt :

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.

The Watercolorist s Complete Guide to Color Book

The Watercolorist s Complete Guide to Color


  • Author : Tom Hill
  • Publisher : North Light Books
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 0891348549

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The Watercolorist s Complete Guide to Color Excerpt :

Discusses how to use color to your best advantage, how to achieve textural effects with color, how to mix colors and how to use wash and glazing techniques

Watercolor School Book

Watercolor School


  • Author : Hazel Harrison
  • Publisher : Readers Digest
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 0895774666

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Watercolor School Excerpt :

Provides visual explanations and simple exercises to build painting skills, and offers eight projects highlighting different subjects from the planning stage to the completed painting

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor Book

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor


  • Author : Marian E. Appellof
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 082305649X

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor Excerpt :

Presents advice on watercolor from over seventeen successful artists, featuring lessons in materials and preparation, color, basic painting techniques, texture and special effects, collaging, artistic principles, perspective, landscape and figure painting, and flowers, with step-by-step demonstrations, and examples of finished work.

Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting Book

Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting


  • Author : Edgar A. Whitney
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-05-11
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486134482

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Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting Excerpt :

Brilliant guide by renowned artist tells all, from basics to creating masterful landscapes, portraits, and figures. Full-color sections follow evolution of seven of the author's own watercolors. 37 color and over 100 black-and-white illustrations.

The Watercolor Book Book

The Watercolor Book


  • Author : David Dewey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-07-25
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 1626548919

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The Watercolor Book Excerpt :

David Dewey has compiled the most comprehensive book on watercolors featuring modern materials and methods for mastering this medium. In this complete introduction, you will learn how to handle watercolors effectively by becoming acquainted with the essentials of theory, technique, practice, and design principals. Unfold the tricks behind: Choosing the right materials and tools, along with discerning differences between brands Mastering basic skills, such as composing, rendering shadow and light, and perspective Understanding color theory, harmonies and chords, progression perception, and illusion Painting still life, figure, landscape, and architecture subjects to scale Incorporating mixed media including gouache, colored pencil, pastel, and collage Dewey's detailed instruction makes this beguiling medium accessible as never before. As visual artists can learn much from examining good art, he includes a rich, full-color array of his own work in addition to a variety of classic works accompanied by his analysis. The Watercolor Book has been a requisite guide for serious watercolor painters and educators since its initial publication in 1995. David Dewey has regularly exhibited his watercolor paintings throughout the United States for over 30 years. His work is included in many major museums, such as the Newport Art Museum and Portland Museum of Art, and in private collections. He has had a long successful teaching career, having taught at Parson's School of Design, The National Academy of Design School, and The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Dewey also conducts popular watercolor workshops in New England, New York, and Europe. David Dewey and his wife Kathy divide their time between their homes in Blairstown, New Jersey and Owl's Head, Maine.

Watercolour Painting with Aubrey Phillips Book

Watercolour Painting with Aubrey Phillips


  • Author : Aubrey Phillips
  • Publisher : B. T. Batsford Limited
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 0713470801

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Watercolour Painting with Aubrey Phillips Excerpt :

The author reveals the secret of developing simple watercolour techniques in this book, and demonstrates how to tackle all aspects of landscape painting, from the initial idea to the finished picture. It explains how to create landsapes that work and capture the beauty of skies and clouds.

American Traditions in Watercolor Book

American Traditions in Watercolor


  • Author : Worcester Art Museum
  • Publisher : Abbeville Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015033747448

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American Traditions in Watercolor Excerpt :

Shows more than sixty watercolors by various Amerian artists, describes the background of each work, and discusses the technique of Homer and Sargent

Painting the Elements Book

Painting the Elements


  • Author : Pam Wissman
  • Publisher : North Light Books
  • Release Date : 2006-10-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 1581808879

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Painting the Elements Excerpt :

Come rain or come shine ... with this expert, all-weather advice, any day is a perfect day for painting! There is more to life (and landscape painting!) than a perfect, sunny day. In this book, 8 "seasoned" artists share their favorite tips for capturing the look and feel of the elements in oil, acrylic and watercolor. You'll learn to paint sunrise to sunset, rain or shine, summer through winter ... and every type of atmospheric condition in between. Get expert advice for evoking a thrilling range of moods, including: clear, sunny days • morning fogs • cloudy skies • snowy scenes • sunrises • sunsets • sultry summer days • morning light • autumn days • overcast days • thunderstorms • rain • twilight • moonlight • mountain mist • morning light • dappled sunlight with lively shadows • sunlight streaming through clouds or foliage • and more! A series of 18 step-by-step demonstrations show you how to use color, the principals of design, the power of light, and other artistic tools to dramatize and harmonize the feeling of weather throughout your entire scene. Learn how to paint skies that set the mood. Tune in to key differences between the light at different times of the day, and throughout the various seasons. Discover special techniques that allow the magic of a summer day or the bite of a winter's eve to shine forth. Many inspiring examples of landscape art illustrate how—through the eyes of an artist—every face of nature presents exciting expressive opportunities. Don't just brave the elements, embrace them!

Fill Your Watercolors with Nature s Light Book

Fill Your Watercolors with Nature s Light


  • Author : Roland Roycroft
  • Publisher : North Light Books
  • Release Date : 2006-06-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1581809042

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Fill Your Watercolors with Nature s Light Excerpt :

Create Vibrant Watercolor Paintings that Glow with Light! Ever wonder why landscape painting seems to be so complicated? So overburdened with techniques and "tricks" that you can't see the forest for the trees? Well, it doesn't have to be! Artist Roland Roycraft shows you how just a few amazingly easy techniques - masking, color pouring, wiping out color and spattering - can create dramatic, atmospheric landscapes and soft, impressionistic flowers full of light. Roycraft will guide you through a simplified system of composition, color application and self-evaluation that will have you producing better, brighter nature scenes than ever before. Anyone can learn these fun and easy methods! He'll also help you troubleshoot possible problems before they happen, take advantage of the accidents that do and ensure that each time you put your brush to paper, you'll produce a piece of art welcome on anyone's wall.

Watercolor Secrets Book

Watercolor Secrets


  • Author : Rachel Rubin Wolf
  • Publisher : North Light Books
  • Release Date : 2009-08-06
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1600611400

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Watercolor Secrets Excerpt :

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.

The Beginner s Guide to Watercolor Book

The Beginner s Guide to Watercolor


  • Author : Jovy Merryl
  • Publisher : Page Street Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781645673552

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The Beginner s Guide to Watercolor Excerpt :

Go from Watercolor Beginner to Painting Pro with this Incredible, Comprehensive Guide Taking up watercolor painting can feel overwhelming or intimidating, but with Jovy Merryl’s expert advice, easy-to-follow tutorials and beginner- friendly projects, it doesn’t have to be! Jovy walks you through all the foundational knowledge you need to succeed as a water colorist, from choosing the right materials to understanding color harmony and mastering basic brushstrokes. Easy-to-follow projects provide an effortless way to practice your skills and reinforce essential techniques. Hone your brushmarking with projects like Melody of Roses and Bouquet of Sunshine, and gain confidence in wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques with beautiful paintings like Atmospheric Landscape and Sunny Day. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll continue to polish your newfound skills while learning other techniques that refine and add depth to your paintings. Learn the value of white space with Backlit Forest, add texture and special effects with Sun Glitter and become a pro at layering and glazing with Dreamy Phuket. Packed to the brim with helpful tips and tricks, this collection of stunning projects is the only resource you’ll need to unleash your creativity, find your artistic style and begin your watercolor painting journey.

Expressive Figure Drawing Book

Expressive Figure Drawing


  • Author : Bill Buchman
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill
  • Release Date : 2010-12-14
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823033140

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Expressive Figure Drawing Excerpt :

Throughout the history of art, figure drawing has been regarded as the very foundation of an artist’s education and the center of the art-making process. Bill Buchman’s Expressive Figure Drawing presents the classic fundamentals of this genre, but with a distinctly contemporary twist—celebrating freedom, expressiveness, and creativity. This unique method incorporates more than 30 essential exercises, empowering you to draw the figure dramatically and with confidence, no matter your current level of skill. Filled with step-by-step demonstrations, inspiring images, and insightful text revealing a wide range of techniques and concepts, this book presents new ways to think about the figure and use your materials to free the artist within.