Basic Watercolor Techniques

Author: Greg Albert,Rachel Rubin Wolf

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 120

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Intended for beginners, this book offers suggestions on equipment and techniques for creating different textures, and gives tips on how to actually see what is being painted.

Acrylic Watercolor Painting

Author: Wendon Blake

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486299129

Category: Art

Page: 148

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Demonstrating how acrylic paints not only lend themselves to all basic watercolor techniques, this guide offers step-by-step coverage of painting surfaces, colors, and mediums as well as basic techniques: washes, wet-in-wet, drybrush, scumbling, opaque, and more. Includes 75 paintings by leading American watercolorists demonstrating extraordinary variety of techniques. 126 illustrations, including 21 in full color.

Watercolor techniques and methods

the twenty basic lessons adapted from The winning ways of watercolor for easy student and studio use

Author: Rex Brandt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780442214050

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Watercolor Painting For Dummies

Author: Colette Pitcher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052006

Category: Art

Page: 324

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Have you ever been amazed by watercolor paintings that seem to spring to life before your eyes? Would you love to be able to paint with watercolors? Now, you can. Watercolor Painting For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to create breathtaking paintings so beautiful you won’t believe you made them yourself. This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master the basics. Filled with full-color projects and sample paintings, it shows you how to work with color and texture, practice composition, and make smooth changes. You’ll find out how to select the best tools, materials, and supplies, practice basic brush strokes, and use the three best common techniques: flat wash, graded wash, and rough texture. Discover how to: Select the right brushes, pigments, and paper Mix colors and work with white Create backgrounds and foregrounds Transfer your drawings to watercolor Avoid common watercolor mistakes Experiment with texture using salt, sponges, plastic wrap, and more Find your way around the color wheel Practice the principles of design Plan compositions using thumbnails Work with one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective Paint fabrics, shiny surfaces, and organic textures Paint landscapes, seascapes, animals and more Complete with strategies for improving your painting immediately and marketing and selling your work, Watercolor Painting For Dummies, is the resource you need to make your creative dreams come true.

The Art of Watercolor Painting

Master Techniques for Creating Stunning Works of Art in Watercolor

Author: Thomas Needham,Ronald Pratt,Helen Tse,Deb Watson,Nancy Wylie

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600583385

Category: Art

Page: 144

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An inclusive how-to-paint book, The Art of Watercolor Painting features simple step-by-step projects, as well as instruction for employing a variety of watercolor techniques, including creating washes and working wet into wet.

Capturing the Magic of Light in Watercolor

Author: Susan Bourdet

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1600615481

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Transform your paintings from ordinary to extraordinary - with light! Want to paint light-filled watercolors that reach out and draw viewers in? In this book, award-winning watercolorist and teacher Susan Bourdet shows you how. Through simple concepts and detailed step-by-step demonstrations, Susan demystifies the process of successfully depicting light in watercolor. You'll learn how to: Create convincing light effects and rich shadows Depict different light angles and times of day Render light on a variety of subjects, from feathers and fur to flowers, water and textures Take reference photos with exciting light and combine them into a believable composition that speaks to your viewers It's all the information you'll need to capture the magic of light in your watercolors! Includes 23 step-by-step demonstrations!

Acrylic Painting

A Complete Guide

Author: Wendon Blake

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486295893

Category: Art

Page: 196

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Comprehensive and richly illustrated survey by noted artist and teacher introduces acrylic colors and their characteristics, discusses painting surfaces and how to prepare them, lists painting tools and their performance, and much more. Step-by-step instructions and technical exercises for experimenting with major methods, among them opaque, transparent (watercolor), acrylic tempera, mixed media and others. 125 halftones. 32 color illus.

Basic Watercolor

Discover a range of techniques for creating your own watercolor masterpieces

Author: Deb Watson

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781633220959

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Basic Watercolor offers a fresh, inviting approach to this classic and beautiful art medium. This helpful resource begins with a thorough introduction to the essential tools and materials artists need to get started in watercolor, including paintbrushes, watercolor paints, sketchbooks, papers, and supports. Additionally, artists will learn about the fundamentals of watercolor, as well as a variety of painting techniques, including creating washes, mixing colors, creating soft blends, rendering realistic textures, and working wet-into-wet. Talented watercolor artist Deb Watson guides beginning and intermediate artists through a series of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects covering a variety of subject matter, including landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and more. With helpful tips and beautiful artwork to inspire, Basic Watercolor is the perfect resource for the watercolor artist looking to hone their style and technique.

Basic Landscape Techniques

Author: Greg Albert,Rachel Rubin Wolf

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 119

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Basic Techniques books offer comprehensive, step-by-step instruction from top North Light artists. Beginners will find information on materials and tools, actual painting techniques, and tips on making the most of each medium.

The Watercolor Painting Book

Author: Wendon Blake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 256

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

Modern Watercolor

A Playful and Contemporary Exploration of Watercolor Painting

Author: Kristin Van Leuven

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

ISBN: 1633223566

Category: Art

Page: 128

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It’s time to get your feet wet with watercolors! This dynamic and inspirational guide will set you down a path of exploration as you learn to play with watercolors. You will learn to effectively use basic techniques and principles to create beautiful, expressive works of art. In Modern Watercolor, artists will discover how to paint in watercolor by harnessing the medium's unique transparent qualities to create stunning works of art, stationery, gifts, and more. From selecting your first watercolor paints to learning to blend colors into a unique palette, we are here to guide you as you begin your journey. By the end, your paintings will be cohesive and rich. These easy-to-follow lessons will explore using watercolor on different surfaces, how to create basic shapes using fun techniques, and how to create myriad gorgeous effects that can be achieved with different brushes and strokes. You will even learn how to add layers of dimension and texture and how to work with resist techniques to create pretty patterns and gorgeous backgrounds.

Basic Flower Painting Techniques in Watercolor

Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9780891347309

Category: Art

Page: 128

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You need only look at a field of sunlit daisies or the elegance of a single rosebud to know why flowers have always been a favorite subject of artists. This book will show you how 24 water color painters capture their subjects' brilliant colors, subtle shadings, graceful shapes and delicate textures. Assembled from some of the best teaching available, this comprehensive, step-by-step instruction will help you create your own, breathtaking watercolor gardens.

Zoltan Szabo's 70 Favorite Watercolor Techniques

Author: Zoltan Szabo

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 9781581803877

Category: Art

Page: 135

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This one-of-a-kind book provides watercolor instruction with an exciting visual approach. Master artist and teacher Zoltan Szabo uses call outs, side-bars, brush-in-hand pictures and plenty of art to lead readers point by point through: bull; 43 simple techniques for painting dramatic clouds, jagged rocks, rolling surf, sun sets, rough tree bark, shadows on wood and other popular nature subjects bull; 10 easy-to-follow rules for painting reflections-getting the angles, color, value and other aspects right bull; 8 frequently used basic techniques, including charging a wash and softening edges, and bull; 13 step-by-step demonstrations that show how to use previously learned techniques to create a beautiful finished painting. Zoltan Szabo is a celebrated painter and watercolor instructor who conducts well-attended workshops nationwide. He was among the first watercolor teachers to do so, and one of the first and most successful authors of watercolor instruction books. He is also the author of Zoltan Szabo Watercolor Techniques. He lives in Matthews, North Carolina.

Devoted to Realism

Author: Helga Olsson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483699137

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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It occurred to me a while ago that the art of realism is having a hard time surviving among the modern onslaught of abstract expressionism and whatever one calls the ensuing trends that emerged from this movement. I was pained to see such unimaginative color slashes parading as serious art, and even worse, five-minute session of slash dash being sold at extraordinary high prices. At first I thought, “why should I care...just do your own thing, and never mind what the others think”. Which I did for many years. Then I thought, people will never know the modern alternative to sloppy painting, and who can deny that a lot of it is. (Wols,Tanguely, Gorky, Pollock, Twombly, deKooning, and many others) Perhaps this slap-dash technique appeals to certaint types of person with a certain amount of psychedelic drugs in their systems or an endless amount of cash. As well as to people who listen to promoters selling for their clients. It always resonated as “false” to me, as in “impostor”, or “not caring anymore”. Once artists receive hundred of milions of dollars for what is considered by the public as “in”, and they are gloriously rewarded for their art, no matter how it looks or how it?s done, then who?s to judge anymore? Yet I wanted to represent the alternative, the New Realism, so that those types of people who cared for exquisite painting would also be served with modern realistic beauty. I took my cue from nature, the grandest and most perfect example of good stuff. I worked with composition and backgrounds and color. It felt good to render something hard to capture, rather than easy to slap-dash. The bounds of realism are endless and worth discovering. The rewards are lovely as well as enormously satisfying. Seen in this book are four major categories: Landscapes, Still Life, Floral and Children studies.

Wet-into-wet Watercolor

The Complete Guide to an Essential Watercolor Technique

Author: Gail Speckmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823057153

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Painting wet-to-wet is a basic watercolour technique, but also one that can be difficult to master. In this technique, the artist washes colour in varying degress of wetness onto a wet surface. There the colour blends and blurs and can be hard to control; but with practice, the results can be lush and lively luminous colours. This book addresses the complete range of wet applications - from slightly wet to fully wet - that are possible when working with wet paint on saturated paper. It features 15 detailed demonstrations that clearly show how to incoporate these effects when painting flowers, landscapes, trees, skies, snow scenes, water, reflections, shadows and buildings.

Watercolor

Project book for beginners

Author: Chris Hansen,Caroline Linscott,William F Powell

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781560107361

Category: Art

Page: 32

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'This comprehensive Walter Foster Publishing and Reeves book is the perfect introductory guide for anyone who wants to learn the captivating art of watercolor painting. It covers important information about the selection and use of art tools and materials as well as basic watercolor techniques. Best of all, it includes five step-by-step, full-color watercolor lessons to follow and learn, assisting you in practicing techniques while providing ideas and inspiring creativity. There’s no better way for beginning artists to learn essential information about watercolor painting techniques and mixing!

Oriental Watercolor Techniques

For Contemporary Painting

Author: Frederick Wong

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486409498

Category: Art

Page: 154

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How to use Asian tools, equipment and techniques to create modern paintings in the Oriental tradition. 188 illustrations provide close-up details of trees, skies, water, snow, and architecture to show how the author achieves his haunting, atmospheric effects.