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|Author||: Gordon MacKenzie|
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.
|Author||: Gordon MacKenzie|
|Editor||: National Geographic Books|
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.
|Author||: Tom Hoffmann|
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.
|Author||: Tom Hill|
|Editor||: North Light Books|
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
|Author||: Ana Victoria Calderón|
|Editor||: Quarto Publishing Group USA|
Creative Watercolor offers beginners a fun, modern, and practical approach to a timeless medium with instructions on how to paint simple motifs, create elegant lettering, and embellish projects beautifully. Popular watercolor artist and workshop instructor Ana Victoria Calderon shares her step-by-step techniques for painting modern designs in this classic medium. All the fundamentals needed to get started in watercolor are here, allowing you to quickly learn how to create beautiful watercolor paintings. Through a series of easy tutorials and projects, you will: Discover basic materials and tools, plus options for embellishing your paintings Master essential techniques, starting with easy warm-up activities. Then, learn to layer, and get into the flow with watercolor Get an introduction to scanning and digital editing for making multiples Paint a variety of simple, beautiful designs: flowers and leaves, butterflies and critters, fruits and vegetables, and delightful lettering Use what you’ve learned to create unique, stylish stationery, including beautiful invitations, place cards, menus, monograms, recipe gift cards, thank you notes—any project you can imagine, for any kind of event you can think of! There’s never been a better time to dive into the world of watercolor, so why wait? Grab a brush and get painting! Perfect for all skill levels, the books in the Art for Modern Makers series take a fun, practical approach to learning about and working with paints and other art mediums to create beautiful DIY projects and crafts.
|Author||: Marian E. Appellof|
|Editor||: Random House Digital, Inc.|
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.
|Author||: Edgar A. Whitney|
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
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.
|Author||: David Dewey|
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.
|Author||: Hazel Harrison|
|Editor||: Readers Digest|
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
|Author||: Aubrey Phillips|
|Editor||: B. T. Batsford Limited|
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.
|Author||: Jenna Rainey|
Author of Everyday Watercolor and Instagram darling Jenna Rainey presents a beautiful step-by-step guide to painting botanicals from lilies to daffodils in a wide variety of styles. Artist Jenna Rainey shares easy-to-follow ways to paint a wide range of botanicals, all in her fresh, modern style that appeals to the next generation of watercolor artists and creatives, from beginners to hobbyists. With gorgeously illustrated instructions for both loose and realistic watercolor depictions of more than 25 flowers, leaves, and plants, organized by form and shape, Everyday Watercolor Flowers is every nature-lover's answer to capturing that beauty on paper.
|Author||: Richard S. Taylor|
|Editor||: B T Batsford Limited|
A step-by-step guide to painting skies, trees, flowers and mountains taking the beginner from selecting a palette to the finished painting.
|Author||: Rachel Rubin Wolf|
|Editor||: North Light Books|
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.
|Author||: Ross Penhall|
|Editor||: Appetite by Random House|
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.
|Author||: Wendon Blake,Claude Croney|
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.
|Author||: Jovy Merryl|
|Editor||: Page Street Publishing|
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.
|Author||: Richard Taylor|
|Editor||: David & Charles|
Strating out with simple studies of leaves, fruit and flowers, the author looks at the materials and basic techniques needed for natural watercolour painting, and suggests some simple exercises for creating realistic form and effective composition. He moves on to demonstrate how to paint a wide range of natural subjects by cleverly breaking them down into their substructures, then illustrating the gradual development of the image so you both understand and see exactly how the finished watercolour has been built up. With fully annotated sketches, working illustrations and step-by-step demonstrations he explores all kinds of indoor and outdoor subjects. Detailed information on special techniques and suitable palettes is also provided throughout.
|Author||: Linda Birch|
|Editor||: David & Charles Publishers|
Contains suggestions for how to loosen up your painting style and capture the energy of a scene using brushwork and contrasts of colour and tone. Throughout the book, projects and timed exercises are suggested to help readers learn new techniques and approaches.