The Complete Watercolorist s Essential Notebook

The Complete Watercolorist s Essential Notebook
Author: Gordon MacKenzie
Release: 2010-10-19
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781440309052
Language: en
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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.

Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Painting
Author: Tom Hoffmann
Release: 2012-12-11
Editor: Watson-Guptill
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780823006748
Language: en
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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.

The Watercolorist s Complete Guide to Color

The Watercolorist s Complete Guide to Color
Author: Tom Hill
Release: 1998
Editor: North Light Books
Pages: 136
ISBN: 0891348549
Language: en
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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

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Watercolor

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Watercolor
Author: Marian E. Appellof
Release: 1992
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Pages: 444
ISBN: 082305649X
Language: en
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A watercolor instruction guide for both beginners and experienced painters discusses materials and preparation, color theory, painting techniques, textures and special effects, perspective, and landscape and figure painting

Just Add Watercolour

Just Add Watercolour
Author: Helen Birch
Release: 2015
Editor: White Lion Publishing
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780711236646
Language: en
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Just Add Watercolour is an innovative and accessible guide to this most dynamic of artforms, packed with bite-sized creative painting tips and advice, offering aspiring artists the freedom to dip in and out for practical information or flick through for fresh inspiration and ideas. Showcasing nearly 100 works by contemporary artists across a range of different styles and approaches, Just Add Watercolour highlights and examines the different techniques, qualities and effects relating to each piece. Organized into chapters according to medium and materials (e.g. traditional watercolour, gouache, digital, mixed media) artwork is featured large and luscious, accompanied by extended captions, insightful tips and practical advice. A visual index at the front of the book enables the reader to easily identify a specific painting, style, colour or subject matter. Throughout the book, useful information and practical tips are provided on a wide range of topics such as tone, perspective, colour and much more besides. Readers are encouraged to discover the various ways in which similar subjects and styles are executed by different artists, while also being inspired to use the tips in the book as a way of building on their existing skills. Offering a bold, refreshing change from other run-of-the-mill art books, Just Add Watercolour adopts the unique approach of accessing practical information via the images, focusing on the way subjects can be treated using a range of different watercolour techniques, rather than looking at how to master one single style.

Watercolor Secrets

Watercolor Secrets
Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf
Release: 2009-08-06
Editor: North Light Books
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1600611400
Language: en
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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.

The Watercolorist s Answer Book

The Watercolorist s Answer Book
Author: Gina Rath
Release: 2005-03-17
Editor: North Light Books
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1581806337
Language: en
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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

Watercolor School

Watercolor School
Author: Hazel Harrison
Release: 1993
Editor: Readers Digest
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0895774666
Language: en
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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

Modern Watercolor Botanicals

Modern Watercolor Botanicals
Author: Sarah Simon
Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: Blue Star Press
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9781950968305
Language: en
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Unwind and get creative as you learn all about watercolor painting--one of the fastest-growing activities for everyday adults who are looking for a hobby to easily relax and relieve stress! Modern Watercolor Botanicals is a comprehensive guide for all skill levels--beginner to advanced--that teaches everything you need to know about watercolor using easy-to-follow diagrams, pictures, and instructions. Learn how to paint and advance your skills using pieces of beautiful, traceable artwork, including detailed wildflowers, shade tropical leaves, eucalyptus wreaths, and more. Lessons in Modern Watercolor Botanicals include: • Instructions for every skill level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced • Easy-to-follow diagrams, pictures, and instructions • Each lesson builds upon skills learned in the previous lessons • 15 pieces of traceable artwork to paint, no drawing experience required! • Lessons that promote focus and mindfulness and help you reduce stress through the enjoyment of the artistic process • All you need to know to create frame-worthy masterpieces and thoughtful gifts • Prompts, challenges, and ideas to take your creativity to the next level Author Sarah Simon (@themintgardener), a Seattle-based artist who leads sold-out watercolor workshops across the U.S., shares everything she teaches her students in this book. She also answers some of the most common questions from watercolor artists at all levels: • What tools do I need? • How do I mix interesting colors? • How do I create shape, movement, and definition in my piece? • How do I find my own creative style? Delve into Modern Watercolor Botanicals to develop your skills and form your own unique artistic approach to the world of modern watercolor!

Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines

Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines
Author: Linda Kemp
Release: 2008-08-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781440320064
Language: en
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Harness the power of negative space! Breathe new life into your art through negative painting. Linda Kemp shares her techniques for using the strength of negative space - the areas not occupied by subject matter - to create alluring works of art. Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines is a comprehensive guide to evoking more passion in your paintings. You'll learn how to take hold of the often-overlooked areas of a painting through interactive, easy to follow elements including: • Step-by-step techniques, exercises and projects • Do-it-yourself tests and worksheets • Troubleshooting suggestions and secrets • Straightforward diagrams for color and design Both beginning and advanced artists will benefit from negative painting concepts presented in this guide. Using landscapes, florals, and motifs from nature, you'll gain the skills and knowledge to make your next watercolor your most striking work yet.

The Watercolor Painting Book

The Watercolor Painting Book
Author: Wendon Blake,Claude Croney
Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0273012177
Language: en
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Watercolor may look easy, but the professionals agree that it's the most challenging of all painting media. In this book you will have demonstrations on how to paint landscapes, Seascapes, and using watercolors for them.

Fill Your Watercolors with Nature s Light

Fill Your Watercolors with Nature   s Light
Author: Roland Roycraft
Release: 2001-06-23
Editor: North Light Books
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1581800398
Language: en
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Anyone can learn these simple and fun methods for producing outstanding watercolor landscapes and flowers. One of the reasons that Roland's first book has been so popular (Fill Your Watercolors with Light & Color--over 65,000 copies sold) is that his techniques make watercolor fun and successful for a great number of otherwise frustrated artists. Roland has a gift for simplifying the process of painting into a few readily understood steps. In this book, he expands the teaching of his pouring technique and goes into the underlying structure of a painting. He presents a unique way of teaching composition that will delight the reader. He then presents his three-step process of painting a landscape--masking to preserve the lights, pouring on the atmosphere and spattering the textures. Next, he shows two great techniques for painting flowers, a subject that does not appear in his first book. Also included is a chapter of fun experimental techniques that readers are sure to enjoy and another chapter that answers some frequently asked questions. * Enables any artist to produce landscapes and flowers, two of the most popular painting subjects * This author has a proven sales track record Roland Roycraft spent 35 years as a commercial artist and art director with work appearing in national publications such as Saturday Evening Post, Life and Look. He is the author of the best-selling Fill Your Watercolors with Light and Color and teaches popular watercolor workshops throughout the United States. He lives in Beulah, Michigan.

Painting in Watercolor

Painting in Watercolor
Author: David Webb
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Firefly Books
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1770857389
Language: en
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Comprehensive guidance for anyone painting in watercolor, from beginners up.

The Watercolour Ideas Book

The Watercolour Ideas Book
Author: Joanna Goss
Release: 2018-04-05
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781781576069
Language: en
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Many artists first learn to paint in watercolour. But this flexible, dynamic medium has an immediacy that is perfect for experimentation. Discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the medium you love. Rub it, dab it, scratch it, scrunch it. Cut it, glue it, sew it and seal it. And above all, learn from what other people do! This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover fresh ways of working with watercolour to create work that is original and exciting.

Watercolor Essentials

Watercolor Essentials
Author: Birgit O'Connor
Release: 2009-03-26
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781600610943
Language: en
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Everything you need to know to make magic with watercolor! Features 80+ lessons, exercises and demonstrations, including live instruction on the enclosed DVD Watercolor moves like no other medium. Just add water, and the pigment takes on a life of its own. This book makes learning to paint equally dynamic, with page after page of step-by-step demonstrations, plus more than 40 lessons on the companion DVD. Get off to a happy start with basics such as laying a wash, applying a glaze and keeping whites white. Expand your skills and discover new ways to express yourself with advanced techniques, including special effects using salt, rubber cement and foil. From selecting and caring for your brushes to secrets for painting big, bold, beautiful shadows, Watercolor Essentials contains everything you need to paint with confidence. • 33 exercises, from foundational skills to advanced techniques for painting clouds, rock textures, moonlit water and more • 7 start-to-finish demonstrations take you through the process of painting a variety of subjects, including atmospheric landscapes, waterscapes and flowers • 70-minute DVD puts it all into action, so you can see how the paint is applied and reacts on the paper

Ross Penhall s Vancouver Surrounding Areas and Places That Inspire

Ross Penhall s Vancouver  Surrounding Areas and Places That Inspire
Author: Ross Penhall
Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: Appetite by Random House
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780449016923
Language: en
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A collection of 120 paintings by renowned artist Ross Penhall that celebrates the identity and spirit of Vancouver. Also included are paintings of inspirational places across Canada, the US and Europe, including the California Coast, the Prairies and the Italian countryside. Ross Penhall's Vancouver combines stunning imagery, tribute and personal history to create a portrait of the city through an artist's eyes. Ross Penhall was born and raised in Vancouver, where he has had two separate and successful careers as a fire captain and now as an internationally recognized painter. Visitors and residents alike will look at Vancouver in a new way after they see it from Ross' unique perspective. Whether it's a row of hedges on the corner of someone's yard or the cascading rocks at Spanish Banks, Ross finds endless inspiration in the city where he lives. In addition to paintings of Vancouver, there is a chapter on Surrounding Areas that focuses on the scenery of the Interior, Vancouver Island and Coastal British Columbia. The final chapter, Places That Inspire, includes paintings of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, the Canadian Prairies and landscapes from Ross' travels abroad. For lovers of art, for lovers of Vancouver and for anyone who looks for beauty in the everyday world, Ross Penhall'sVancouver is a book that will continue to captivate readers long after they first open it.

North Light s Big Book of Painting Watercolor Flowers

North Light s Big Book of Painting Watercolor Flowers
Author: Christina Xenos
Release: 2004-12
Editor: Northlight
Pages: 191
ISBN: 1581806256
Language: en
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A large-size treasury of watercolor floral demonstrations instructs reader on how to recreate favorite flowers, covering watercolor basics from composition and wet-into-wet washes to mixing colors and stretching paper, in a step-by-step guide for artists of any expertise level. Original.

Orbiting the Giant Hairball

Orbiting the Giant Hairball
Author: Gordon MacKenzie
Release: 1998-04-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780670879830
Language: en
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Creativity is crucial to business success. But too often, even the most innovative organization quickly becomes a "giant hairball"--a tangled, impenetrable mass of rules, traditions, and systems, all based on what worked in the past--that exercises an inexorable pull into mediocrity. Gordon McKenzie worked at Hallmark Cards for thirty years, many of which he spent inspiring his colleagues to slip the bonds of Corporate Normalcy and rise to orbit--to a mode of dreaming, daring and doing above and beyond the rubber-stamp confines of the administrative mind-set. In his deeply funny book, exuberantly illustrated in full color, he shares the story of his own professional evolution, together with lessons on awakening and fostering creative genius. Originally self-published and already a business "cult classic", this personally empowering and entertaining look at the intersection between human creativity and the bottom line is now widely available to bookstores. It will be a must-read for any manager looking for new ways to invigorate employees, and any professional who wants to achieve his or her best, most self-expressive, most creative and fulfilling work.

Powerful Watercolor Landscapes

Powerful Watercolor Landscapes
Author: Catherine Gill
Release: 2019-02-08
Editor: North Light Books
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1440355037
Language: en
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Banish boring watercolors forever! This guide gives you the "power tools" you need to transform dull, flat landscapes into robust, colorful expressions of your artistic vision. Each chapter focuses on a specific strategy for tackling tough challenges, complete with inspiring examples, hands-on demonstrations and instructional diagrams to make these strategies easy and fun to learn. Following this guide's masterful visual instruction, you'll learn how to: See beyond "what you see" to develop strong foundations in every composition Avoid repainting, overworking and frustration by focusing on a composition's unifying elements Become decisive with your values for heightened interest and impact Quickly and easily mix a huge range of clean, rich colors--including vibrant grays and greens--with no more mud! Put it all together following detailed step-by-step demonstrations of complete paintings from start to finish Whether you're new to watercolor painting or not, this guide will empower you to push shape and color into exciting new territory. Experience the satisfaction of painting with "power tools" and enjoy immediate results in your work.

Painting Weathered Textures in Watercolor

Painting Weathered Textures in Watercolor
Author: Richard Bolton
Release: 1987-08-01
Editor: Watson-Guptill Publications
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0823038726
Language: en
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Shows how to portray in watercolors the effect of weathering on wood, iron, other metals, vegetation, stone, and cement