Painting with Watercolour

Author: David Howell

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785002317

Category: Art

Page: 300

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Watercolours are the first choice for many painters, but few master the full potential of the medium. This book encourages you to be bold and colourful. Written by an internationally respected artist and teacher, it offers practical ways of working with watercolours, and shares ideas and thoughts that can make your painting methods more exciting and adventurous. With over 180 illustrations, it is a beautiful book that will be invaluable for both new and experienced painters alike. Contents include: A guide to materials and equipment - all you really need; The importance of drawing and sketching - developing your own individual approach to the subject; Instruction on composition, shape and perspective - what makes a painting work; Advice on colour and tones - explains the complementary colour principle in practical terms, so that a picture works in harmony; A range of marine, townscape and figure paintings to demonstrate the techniques, supported with detailed captions. This beautiful and inspirational guide will be of great interest to all artists, in particular watercolourists, and also holiday painters and cruise ship passengers. Beautifully illustrated with 180 colour illustrations.

Painting in Watercolor

The Indispensable Guide

Author: David Webb

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770857384

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Comprehensive guidance for anyone painting in watercolor, from beginners up.

Watercolor Painting

A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium

Author: Tom Hoffmann

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823006743

Category: Art

Page: 208

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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Painting Watercolour

Landscapes the Easy Way

Author: Terry Harrison

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844484645

Category: Art

Page: 128

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ART TECHNIQUES & MATERIALS. Terry Harrison uses his wealth of experience to show how to paint watercolour landscapes the easy way. Terry's own range of brushes are purpose made to help painters create the best effects with minimum effort. This book explains what all the brushes can be used for and shows what techniques are needed for landscape painting. There is then a series of beautiful step-by-step demonstrations showing the brushes and techniques in action. Following on from Terry's hugely successful Brush With Watercolour, this book has more effects, more techniques and more beautiful paintings.

Painting Watercolour Sea & Sky the Easy Way

Author: Terry Harrison

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781844489503

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Describes watercolor painting techniques and discusses the use of color, light, and aerial perspective in watercolor painting of the sea and sky.

Painting Watercolour Trees the Easy Way

Author: Terry Harrison

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844487790

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Following on from Terry Harrison's book "Watercolour Trees", this title includes a great selection of clear, detailed step-by-step demonstrations along with extra tips to show how to paint beautiful trees quickly and easily

Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour

Author: Billy Showell

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781844484515

Category: Botanical illustration

Page: 192

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In this beautiful book, Billy Showell provides a fascinating and invaluable insight into the techniques she uses to produce her stunning botanical paintings in watercolour.

People in Watercolour (Collins 30-Minute Painting)

Author: Trevor Waugh

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007548982

Category: Art

Page: 96

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This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful watercolour paintings of people in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn't have much time to paint.

Watercolour Painting

Step-by-step

Author: Richard Bolton,Ray Campbell Smith,Frank Halliday,William Newton,Wendy Tait,Bryan A. Thatcher

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 144

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WATERCOLOURS. This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all watercolour enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. Starting with advice on materials, colour and composition, it goes on to describe basic and more advanced techniques and the wonderful effects they can produce. This title includes easy-to-follow step-by-step demonstrations that show the reader how to paint skies, trees, water, buildings and flowers, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the seven featured artists, in a rich variety of styles. Seven respected and well-loved authors share their expertise, offering a wide variety of styles for readers to admire and emulate. This is a comprehensive guide to watercolour, including many techniques, styles and subjects. Its step-by-step photographs and clear instructions make watercolour painting accessible for beginners as well as more experienced painters.

Modern Watercolor

A playful and contemporary exploration of watercolor painting

Author: Kristin Van Leuven

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633225623

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.

The Joy of Watercolor

40 Happy Lessons for Painting the World Around You

Author: Emma Block

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762465859

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 500

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Enjoy the meditative art of watercolor with simple supplies and easy-to-follow instructions! For a soothing boost of creativity and whimsy, try your hand at watercolor. With a few simple steps, anyone can discover their artistic side, and achieve moments of peace and tranquility doing so. Forty straightforward lessons promise fun and colorful results: no previous artistic skill required. This simple painting medium produces colorful, modern paintings to adorn invitations, gifts, and walls. The 40 lessons cover useful topics like: painting on vacation painting your pets layering colors mixing colors painting flowers and plants Supplies are minimal: a basic palette of watercolors and a selection of brushes, plus nice thick paper, will do the job, yielding bright and whimsical results guaranteed to bring color to any gray day. Painting your own beautiful cards and artwork is within reach!

The Big Book of Painting Nature in Watercolor

Author: Ferdinand Petrie

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780823004997

Category: Art

Page: 399

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More than 130 self-contained lessons provide a comprehensive introduction to watercolor landscape painting, featuring demonstrations that cover a range of tools and techniques

First Steps Painting Watercolors

Author: Cathy Johnson

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9780891346166

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Make your first steps in watercolor fun and rewarding! Watercolor's vivid colors and fresh, direct brush strokes make it the most exciting way to paint. "But," you think, "Learning to paint must be hard and frustrating." Not with Cathy Johnson as your teacher! Here, she makes learning to paint in watercolor fun—even easy! With Painting Watercolors, you'll learn to paint by picking up a brush and painting—not by reading about a bunch of confusing theories. Cathy tells you everything you need to begin—including: Which tools and materials you should buy to get off to a good, affordable start When, what, even where to paint Explanations of watercolor terms (such as "washes" and "puddles") Easy and useful painting tricks—such as glazing and drybrush. Exercises help you loosen up and learn the ins and outs of putting paint on paper. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions show you how to paint water, believable skies, a variety of trees in different seasons and other popular elements. Plus, a dozen demonstrations show you how paintings come together, from initial sketch to final brushstrokes. With Cathy's help, you can start painting right away!

The Artist's Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor

30 Techniques

Author: Ron Hazell

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440337253

Category: Art

Page: 144

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How to Paint Water! The secret to convincingly painting water is understanding why water appears as it does--it's all about the reflections! In this comprehensive book showcasing water in all its natural states, you'll learn how wind affects water as it goes from a dead calm to gale force winds. As you learn to use the reflections in the water to identify the perspective of the objects, you'll be able to move away from reference images and paint the water scenes you see in your imagination. With the expert instruction of renowned watercolor artist Ron Hazell, you'll find success as you paint water in every imaginable condition. From glittering lakes to calm harbor shores to foamy surf and turbulent waterfalls and rainy city streets to snow covered lawns and frozen ponds, you'll find the inspiration and techniques to guide you on a water-filled watercolor journey. 11 step-by-step demonstrations for painting puddles, streams, rivers, raging oceans, snow and more. 8 bonus demonstration videos to help you achieve realistic water paintings. More than 30 techniques for creating accurate shadow and light, reflections of objects and wave types.

Painting Watercolour Flowers from Photographs

Author: Robin Berry

Publisher: Search

ISBN: 9781844486120

Category: Flowers in art

Page: 160

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This is a collection of 60 superb flower images by professional nature photographers. Each photograph is accompanied by a step-by-step painting demonstration, with advice on special techniques and working methods, palette choices, and colour-mixing tips.

Painting Water in Watercolour

Author: Christian Wharton

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9780715327845

Category: Art

Page: 120

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This title includes all aspects of painting water in watercolour, including how to analyse and interpret what you see, the importance of preparation, advice on composition, colour and tone, and what to do when a painting goes wrong. Written in a clear and approachable style, the reader will learn how to create vibrant finished paintings with Christian's guidance and a little practice.

You Can Paint Watercolour

Author: Alwyn Crawshaw

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0004133935

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 96

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Starts with real basics and assumes no knowledge or experience of painting whatsoever.

Painting with Watercolour

A Foundation Course

Author: Debbie Flenley

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781861083692

Category: Art

Page: 175

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This comprehensive guide for beginners to intermediate level artists explores all aspects of the medium, from choosing materials and building up a simple picture, to more advanced composition and selling artwork. All techniques are explained clearly and the complementary projects are a great way to try out new skills.