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.

Landscapes in Watercolour (Collins 30-Minute Painting)

Author: Paul Talbot-Greaves

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007548990

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 landscapes in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn't have much time to paint.

Flowers in Watercolour

Author: Trevor Waugh

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007268504

Category: Flowers in art

Page: 96

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Many people think they don't have enough time to paint, but in this attractive guide Trevor Waugh encourages quick and simple learning. By working with just a few materials and focusing on just the key techniques it is possible to paint successful flowers in watercolour in no more than half an hour. And for those artists who already have a little painting experience, learning to work more quickly enables them to free up their style and paint more spontaneously.With clear, easy-to-follow advice and ideas presented in a simple approachable way, this book provides a perfect introduction to painting flowers in watercolour quickly and easily. Key features include quick tips, handy checklists, practical projects, simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations.

10-Minute Watercolours (Collins Gem)

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007554958

Category: Art

Page: 192

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This handy, practical and inspirational little book is perfect for the pocket or art bag. It shows watercolour painters of all levels how to loosen up their paintings and maintain spontaneity by painting simple watercolour studies in no more than 10 minutes.

Watercolours

Author: Fiona Peart

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007256495

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 96

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Many people think they don't have enough time to paint, but in this attractive guide Fiona Peart encourages quick and simple learning. By working with just a few materials and focusing on just the key techniques it is possible to achieve successful paintings in no more than half an hour. And for those artists who already have a little painting experience, learning to work more quickly enables them to free up their style and paint more spontaneously.All the main topics are covered, from choosing the right equipment, learning about brush strokes and the key techniques to using colour, emphasizing tone, direct painting and deciding on a subject. There are practical projects and step-by-step demonstrations as well as helpful tips and checklists. Subjects covered include still life, boats, water, flowers, landscapes, people, animals and buildings.With clear, easy-to-follow advice and plenty of ideas presented in a simple approachable way, this book provides a perfect introduction to painting watercolours quickly and easily.

Winning with Watercolour

Tips and Techniques for Atmospheric Paintings

Author: Trevor Waugh

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780004133898

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Colour and light provide the key to creating paintings that are exciting and full of atmosphere, and Trevor Waugh focuses on these important aspects throughout the book. He sees a painting as a "room", for which a colour scheme needs to be chosen and in which the different elements must be carefully placed in relation to the light and the composition as a whole.

Learn to Paint People Quickly

A practical, step-by-step guide to learning to paint people in watercolour and oils

Author: Haze Soan

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944636

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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A practical guide to learn painting individual people and crowds, with simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations. Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us and the techniques of painting lively crowd scenes or portraits of loved ones can be picked up faster than you think. In this concise book, Hazel Soan explains everything you need to know about figurative painting in an accessible way. She advises on how to paint people in a variety of poses and settings, dealing with the theories of colour and light in a way that beginners will understand and more experienced painters will find invaluable. She also guides you through ways to insert people into your pre-existing painting to bring them to life; scenes like urban streets and on the beach are explored. Subjects like how to paint portraits and getting to grips with body proportion and perspective are also covered. Both media of watercolours and oils are covered, making this the perfect book for any type of artist. Filled with easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, this is a practical and helpful guide to learning to paint people very quickly.

Everyday Watercolor

Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days

Author: Jenna Rainey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399579729

Category: ART

Page: 224

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A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces. This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.

Basic People Painting Techniques in Watercolor

Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 9780891347316

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 1985

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Learn, from 11 outstanding artists, how to take advantage of watercolor's special properties to create realistic paintings of men, women and children of all ages. Assembled from some of the best teaching available, this book contains everything you need to get off to a smooth start - from basic information about materials, color and design to demonstrations that illustrate the figure-painting process from head to toe. You'll learn the techniques of: Barbara George Cain, Roberta Carter Clark, J. Everett Draper, Cathy Johnson, Carole Katchen, Jan Kunz, Tony van Hasselt, Bill Vrscak, Judi Wagner, Arne Westerman and Stephen Scott Young.

Watercolor Made Easy: 30-Minute Landscapes

Author: Paul Talbot-Greaves

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781600580796

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Discover the benefits of completing a watercolor painting in 30 minutes or less Spending hours or even days on a watercolor painting can lead to dull, muddy results. But a surefire way to keep your paintings loose and fresh is to work quickly! In this informative, 64-page book, accomplished artist Paul Talbot-Greaves proves that painting in watercolor doesn't have to be an all-day event. In fact, an impressive landscape scene can be created in just 30 minutes or less, which Paul demonstrates in 27 step-by-step lessons. To discourage readers from overworking their paintings, the author breaks down each lesson into short blocks of time, indicating how many minutes should be spent on each stage. In addition, he provides practical information on tone, color, pattern, light, and more, so readers can improve their skills and develop their "artist's eye."

Watercolor

Paintings of Contemporary Artists

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452127727

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Watercolor is taking the art, fashion, and home décor worlds by storm. The result is an explosion of amazing new work by contemporary artists. This volume surveys the current revival of this loveliest of mediums, in portfolios from more than 20 of today's top watercolor artists from around the globe. From the evocative visual journals of Danny Gregory and Fabrice Moireau, through the fashion-inspired portraits of Samantha Hahn and Virginia Johnson, to the indie art stylings of Jane Mount and Becca Stadtlander, Watercolor stunningly showcases painterly brilliance. With artist profiles, an informative history of the medium, and an inspiring preface by DailyCandy's Sujean Rim, this is the guide to a beautiful revolution.

Putting People in Your Paintings

Author: Laurel Hart

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581807806

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Capture the essence of people in your paintings Add a personal touch to you watercolors with 11 step-by-step demonstrations that cover people in a variety of scenes and situations. Award-winning artist, Laurel Hart, gives you the techniques you need to capture the living, breathing essence of people. Inside you'll find: Tips for seeing the basic shapes of your subject using lighting and shading techniques Easy methods for successful design and composition Techniques for translating photographs into compelling, beautiful paintings Complete instruction for placing people in settings including cityscapes, landscapes and interiors Laurel guides you through the process with practical tips, chapter summaries and motivational "Hart-felt insights" that will inspire you to see the beauty of your subject and transfer your emotional response to watercolor. Putting People in Your Paintings gives you all the tools you need to make your paintings come alive!

Learn Watercolour Quickly

Techniques and painting secrets for the absolute beginner

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849941971

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 9035

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Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time - in just one afternoon you can start painting. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us, and these techniques can be picked up faster than you think. Hazel Soan's concise book, filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by- step exercises, is written in an accessible way for those completely new to painting. Chapters include: Getting Started (the materials you will need and those you can ignore in the art shop); Choice of Colours; Mixing Colours; What's the Subject?; What Surfaces to Paint on; Basic Painting Techniques; Brushstrokes and Composition (with details on how to design paintings with horizon, focus and balance, a hint of perspective and the light and shade of a subject). Packed with illustrations for guidance, this is the most comprehensive guide to learning watercolour very quickly.

How to Paint Like Turner

Author: Nicola Moorby,Ian Warrell,Mike Chaplin,Tony Smibert

Publisher: Tate Enterprises Ltd

ISBN: 1849763941

Category: Art

Page: 144

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JMW Turner is one of the greatest artists Britain has ever produced. His watercolours with their extraordinary effects of shifting light and dramatic skyscapes are especially highly regarded. For the first time the secrets of Turner's technique are revealed allowing present-day watercolourists to learn from his achievements.This book combines unrivalled knowledge of Turner's working methods from Tate curators and conservators with practical advice from some of the world's most respected watercolour experts.Twenty-two thematic exercises are illustrated with Turner's works. Expert contemporary watercolourists explain step-by-step how to paint a similar composition learning from Turner's techniques.Packed with invaluable information from the materials Turner used to achieve the masterpieces we know and love today to the modern materials the twenty-first-century watercolour artist will need.Backed by the authority of Tate the world centre for Turner scholarship with a glossary of technical terms this is an invaluable resource both for lovers of Turner's art and of watercolour painting.

Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor

Author: Mary Whyte

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823026787

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Using clear and concise language and in-depth, step-by-step demonstrations, author and renowned artist Mary Whyte guides beginning and intermediate watercolorists through the entire painting process, from selecting materials to fundamental techniques to working with models. Going beyond the practical application of techniques, Whyte helps new artists learn to capture not just the model's physical likeness, but their unique personality and spirit. Richly illustrated, the book features Mary Whyte's vibrant empathetic watercolors and works by such masters of watercolor as Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Georgia O'Keeffe.

Watercolor Made Simple with Claudia Nice

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581802511

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Expand your artistic horizons with watercolor! Watercolor is a fun, challenging medium that captures the magic of light and color. Now world-renowned artist and instructor Claudia Nice helps you get started in watercolor today. In Watercolor Made Simple with Claudia Nice, you'll start with the very basics, learning new techniques as you paint. Detailed instructions and step-by-step artwork show you how to: Explore the amazing variety of effects you can get by painting watercolors on dry, damp or wet paper Mix paint and water to create a variety of soft, beautiful washes Use fun and easy techniques such as spatter, sponging and stamping to bring a lively new look to your work Blend colors on your palette to capture the precise shade you're seeking Use your brushes, papers and paints to produce wonderful textural effects Throughout, you'll find helpful troubleshooting tips, practical exercises, and Claudia's encouraging advice - all so you, too, can become a watercolor pro.

The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

Author: William Maughan

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434738

Category: Art

Page: 160

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In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for “light and dark”) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance. Maughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries-old technique, showing how to analyze form, light, and shadow; use dark pencil, white pencil, and toned paper to create a full range of values; use the elements of design to enhance a likeness; and capture a sitter’s gestures and proportions. He then demonstrates, step by step, how to draw each facial feature, develop visual awareness, and render the head in color with soft pastels.

You Can Paint Animals in Watercolour

A Step-by-step Guide for Absolute Beginners

Author: Trevor Waugh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007120352

Category: Animals in art

Page: 96

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A new title in the You Can Paint series of painting books for absolute beginners. Written by professional artist-teachers, these books start with real basics and assume no knowledge or experience of painting whatsoever.

Painting People in Watercolor

Author: Alex Powers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626540538

Category: Art

Page: 148

View: 9080

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A fresh approach to portrait and figure painting in watercolor In "Painting People in Watercolor," Alex Powers provides a comprehensive guide on working with watercolor, mastering the principals of design, and understanding the fundamentals of portrait painting. Powers takes the inquiring artist beyond photorealistic painting and acquaints painters with the human form from a design perspective. Shifting the focus from subject matter to composition and aesthetics, Powers demonstrates how you can enjoy watercolor painting by expressively capturing character in faces and figures. An abundance of Powers's paintings illustrate the theories and techniques covered. The culmination of 23 years of Powers's painting experience, "Painting People in Watercolor" provides clarity and insight on successful watercolor painting techniques for novice to advanced students and doubles as a guide for teachers. 175 color plates; 100 black & white illustrations. Alex Powers, a nationally recognized artist, instructor, and juror, has been a self-employed artist and teacher since 1970. While its style ranges from traditional to modern, his art is best known for its passionate, perceptive portrayals of the human form. As a writer and critic, he frequently contributes to art periodicals, and his work has been featured in museum and art exhibitions across North America. Powers divides his time between painting, drawing, and teaching workshops throughout the United States and Canada.

Painting Flowers in Watercolor with Charles Reid

Author: Charles Reid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Features one of watercolor's best-loved teachers with one of watercolor's most popular subjects. Dozens of basic mini demos make every technique and flower achievable. Renowned for his vibrant compositions and simple, but effective watercolor techniques, Charles Reid has built a loyal following of artists and students. Here he shows how to paint flowers, leaves and fruit with simple shapes and bright juicy colors, without glazes or corrections. This guide is divided into three main sections, the first of which coves basic techniques for handling brushes and paints, specific to Reid's methods. The second section utilizes several mini demos to illustrate how to paint singular aspects, such as leaves, stems and individual flowers. In the third section, Reid demonstrates how to combine techniques and create completed paintings, step by step.