The Complete Watercolorists Essential Notebook

The Watercolorist S Essential Notebook

The Watercolorist S Essential Notebook

Watercolor will entertain you for a lifetime. Those who have spent decades with it can testify how they are continually charmed and amazed by new discoveries every time they put paint to paper. This book was developed to clarify and simplify various aspects of painting with watercolor, while at the same time challenging you with new possibilities. However, unlike a book of rules that tend to close our minds, this is a collection of principles, concepts and general information designed to expand the creative process. This is your invitation to join the magic world of watercolor. --Gordon MacKenzie

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Genre : Art
Author : Gordon MacKenzie
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-06-12
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9781440337161


The Complete Watercolorist S Essential Notebook

The Complete Watercolorist S Essential Notebook

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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Genre : Art
Author : Gordon MacKenzie
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-10-19
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781440309052


Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Painting

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.

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Genre : Art
Author : Tom Hoffmann
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release : 2012-12-11
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780823006748


Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Watercolor

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Watercolor

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

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Genre : Art
Author : Marian E. Appellof
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 1992
Total Pages : 399 Pages
ISBN : 082305649X


The Watercolorist S Essential Notebook

The Watercolorist S Essential Notebook

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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Genre : Art
Author : Gordon Mackenzie
Publisher : North Light Books
Release : 2000-03-01
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 0891349464


The Watercolor Painting Book

The Watercolor Painting Book

Provides detailed demonstrations to help the beginner develop and refine skills and techniques in painting still lifes, landscapes, and seascapes

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Genre : Art
Author : Wendon Blake
Publisher :
Release : 1978
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : UCSC:32106012316870


Just Add Watercolour

Just Add Watercolour

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.

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Genre : Watercolor painting
Author : Helen Birch
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Release : 2015
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780711236646


Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes

Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes

How to paint your world in watercolor…and have fun doing it! The day Sterling Edwards watched an artist paint an entire sky with three deft brushstrokes was the day he committed to trading his tiny oil brushes and photorealistic style in favor of big, bold strokes of watercolor. In the years since, he's developed not only a wonderfully fresh, luminous painting style, but also an approach that takes the intimidation out of this beautiful but often-mystifying medium. In this book, he shares both. • Initial chapters lay the foundation for successful paintings, from choosing the right brushes to achieving vibrant colors, interesting textures and strong compositions. • Step-by-step demonstrations illustrate techniques for painting rocks, skies, trees, foliage, buildings, water and other landscape elements. • An easy-to-follow, four-step painting process makes for easier starts and stronger finishes, complete with rich darks and sparkling highlights. • Eight complete painting projects cover a range of breathtaking scenes and seasons. Whether you're dipping into the medium for the first time or you're a watercolor devotee on a quest for clearer color and more personal statements, this book will help you make the most of the time you spend with brush in hand.

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Genre : Art
Author : Sterling Edwards
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-06-23
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9781440310164


The Watercolour Ideas Book

The Watercolour Ideas Book

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.

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Genre : Art
Author : Joanna Goss
Publisher : Ilex Press
Release : 2018-04-05
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781781576069


Interpreting The Figure In Watercolor

Interpreting The Figure In Watercolor

Discusses drawing and painting materials, visual interest, edge quality, negative space, color, and value, and tells how to work with models

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Genre : Art
Author : Don Andrews
Publisher : Watson-Guptill Publications
Release : 1988
Total Pages : 143 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015013185437