Simply Watercolor

Paint Techniques that Work Every Step of the Way

Author: Joe Francis Dowden

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823048144

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Have you ever wondered how to apply a graded wash without making it streaky? Ended up starting again because your paper became saturated? Discover the solutions to these and many other problems in 'Simply Watercolor'.

The Natural Way to Paint

Rendering the Figure in Watercolor Simply and Beautifully

Author: Charles Reid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626543836

Category:

Page: 146

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Learn to figure paint in watercolor with a world-renowned instructor! The Natural Way to Paint will teach you a natural approach to seeing and painting the human form in watercolor. By learning to carefully observe and capture the basic shapes and subtle nuances in human figures, you'll be able to infuse your work with newfound life and energy. Reid begins with lessons and practical exercises in contour and gesture drawing, which will help you learn to see and capture the essence of your subject. Once you've established a strong foundation of drawing skills, it's time to pick up your brush! Reid will guide you through detailed lessons on:* Painting technique and color theory* Moving from silhouettes to three-dimensional forms* Capturing and rendering facial features* Composing and designing a variety of figure paintingsPacked with examples, demonstrations, and detailed assignments, The Natural Way to Paint is the ultimate guide to beautiful figure painting in watercolor.

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.

Simply Painting

Author: Frank Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780951251041

Category: Art

Page: 118

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-- Brings painting to life by making it fun and enjoyable. -- Designed for people who have never painted before. -- Based on the methods used in the "Simply Painting" PBS TV series. The Simply Painting series is a completely new, no-nonsense approach to watercolor and acrylic painting. Its unique techniques simplify the process of painting, unlock many secrets, and prove that anyone can paint. The series is presented in full color, with large type and an easy to follow, step-by-step method of painting. The first book in each series presents an introduction to painting for beginners, with basic information on watercolor or acrylic painting, and the materials needed. Volume Two in each series builds on the lessons previously learned, but can also be used on its own.

Portrait painting in watercolor

Author: Charles Reid

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns

ISBN: 9780823041923

Category: Art

Page: 156

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Demonstrates wet-in-wet and drybrush techniques for painting the head form and hands of racially diverse children and adults

Charles Reid's Watercolor Solutions

Learn To Solve The Most Common Painting Problems

Author: Charles Reid

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581809916

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Problem Solved! Expert fixes for not-quite-right watercolors. As one of today's most sought-after workshop instructors, Charles Reid knows the most common stumbling blocks faced by artists and the best ways to overcome them. With expert advice on everything from drawing and design to fine-tuning figure and landscape paintings, Charles Reid's Watercolor Solutions will help you identify shortcomings in your paintings, fix recurring problems, and become a better watercolorist—no matter what your skill level. Inside, you'll find masterful insights from one of North Light's best-selling authors: Advice for successful color mixing, tips to avoid overworking and other straightforward information you can take straight to your easel 10 step-by-step demonstrations make the lessons easy to understand and implement Student work with critiques that call out strengths, weaknesses and tips on how the paintings can be improved Whether your portraits feel contrived, your landscapes lack depth, or your colors look unnatural, this book holds the secrets to stronger, looser and livelier paintings.

The Watercolor Course You've Always Wanted

Guided Lessons for Beginners and Experienced Artists

Author: Leslie Frontz

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770435300

Category: Art

Page: 192

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A comprehensive and practical guide to watercolor painting from sought-after instructor and acclaimed artist Leslie Frontz that answers the two most common questions students at all levels want to know: What am I doing wrong? and How do I decide what to do instead? In the tradition of the eminently practical, top-selling guides such as How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself, The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted, and Problem Solving for Oil Painters, this straightforward handbook offers a fresh approach to watercolor mastery that bridges the gap between theory and practice. Through thoughtful discussion, expert instruction, and in-depth step-by-step demonstrations, Leslie Frontz shows readers how to eliminate common barriers to achieve beautiful, captivating watercolor paintings. Beginning with teaching readers how to see with an artist's eye, Frontz then establishes how watercolor painters build on this skill by making timely decisions throughout the creation process.

Figure painting in watercolor

Author: Charles Reid

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780823017102

Category: Art

Page: 158

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Detailed instructions and numerous illustrations provide a comprehensive guide to painting the figure in watercolor

Watercolor Basics - Let's Get Started

Author: Jack Reid

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9780891348672

Category: Art

Page: 128

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"After 25 years of teaching thousands of novice watercolorists the simple methods contained in this book, I firmly believe that anyone willing to follow the directions and do the world cannot fail to achieve a successful picture. If I can do it, so can you." - Jack Reid &break;&break;In this beginner-friendly guide, Jack Reid will show you the hows of watercolor painting. He covers it all in clear, easy-to-understand terms - beginning with what tools and materials you should buy to get off to a good, affordable start. You'll find simple, step-by-step exercises to help you: &break;&break;Control your brush with ease &break;Master the four basic watercolor techniques - the flat wash, the graded wash, the wet-in-wet and the dry-brush &break;Take the "Five Steps to a Painting" - step-by-step demonstration guide you from one color to five, to make your paintings "sing" with color &break;Use photography and photocopying to create paintings inspired by life &break;&break;Then put everything you've learned into action by following along with seven painting projects. Before you know it, you'll be creating your own beautiful watercolor paintings!

If You Are Bored With WATERCOLOR Read This Book

Author: Veronica Ballart Lilja

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781574331

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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You know all about watercolor, don't you? The perfect medium for tasteful landscapes, light seascapes and delicate still-lifes. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive but a little boring? Wrong! In this book you'll discover a host of innovative techniques that will open your paint box to a whole new realm of possibility: luminous colour, dynamic composition, distinctive mixed media and more. Professional fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja shares a wealth of new techniques that will open up watercolor for beginners, and give experts a host of new tricks and techniques. Using bold colors, distinctive subjects and original ideas, this book will lift anyone's watercolor painting.

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!

GraceLaced

Discovering Timeless Truths Through Seasons of the Heart

Author: Ruth Chou Simons

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736969047

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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2018 Christian Book Award® This Journey Is as Perennial as the Seasons GraceLaced is about more than pretty florals and fanciful brushwork—it's about flourishing. With carefully crafted intention, this beautiful volume of 32 seasonal devotions from artist and author Ruth Chou Simons encourages readers in any circumstance to become deeply rooted in God's faithful promises. GraceLaced extends a soul-stirring invitation to draw close to God while... resting in who He is rehearsing the truth He says about you responding in faith to those truths remembering His provision to sustain you, time and time again More than 800 individual pieces of art came together in the crafting of this book, including dozens of new, hand-painted Scripture vignettes that Ruth is known for. Who we are and who God is never changes, even though everything else rarely stays the same. Let this book point you to truth as you journey through the changing seasons of your heart.

The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent

Author: Carl Little

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520219708

Category: Art

Page: 160

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A generously illustrated gathering of many rarely-seen watercolors by a painter best known for his oils who was also a master of the very difficult medium of watercolor. The book includes 150 4-color images, along with an introductory essay and brief section introductions.

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.

Learn to Paint in Watercolor with 50 Paintings

Pick Up the Skills, Put On the Paint, Hang Up Your Art

Author: Wil Freeborn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631592777

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Develop your watercolor skills one painting at a time! Are you a watercolor painter newbie? Have you dabbled in watercolors but wish your paintings looked more polished? Well, it's time to remedy that! Learn to Paint in Watercolor is the patient watercolor instructor you've been waiting for. This unique how-to book offers all you need to know about watercolor painting - perfect for first-time painters or anyone interested in refining their skills. Treat the book as an in-depth class on this medium. With each lesson, you'll be privy to a new watercolor technique or subject. Readers will move through the book subject by subject, course by course, painting all along the way. By the time you reach the end, you'll have fifty paintings showcasing your steady progress. You'll start by painting objects that are important to you and then move on to exploring your immediate environment. By the end of the book, your paintings will start to tell your own story, giving you the confidence to continue painting and discovering watercolors' myriad possibilities. Techniques are introduced throughout the book's projects, from using a simple color wash to learning about ink techniques or letting go with loose, free watercolors. At the same time, concepts such as properties of light (vital for watercolorists) give a solid foundation on which to work. Through fine and vibrant strokes, you'll make expressive watercolors that you can be proud of, all thanks to your instructor, Learn to Paint in Watercolor.

Urban Watercolor Sketching

A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color

Author: Felix Scheinberger

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770435246

Category: Art

Page: 160

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A guide that shows painters, drawers, doodlers, and urban sketchers how to bring their drawings to life with colorful, bold, yet accessible painting methods. Watercolor sketching is a rapidly emerging technique that enlivens sketches done in pen or pencil with the expressive washes, glazes, and luminous hues of watercolor . This lushly illustrated resource teaches artists on the go how to sketch with watercolor, rendering subjects efficiently and without inhibitions. Readers are guided through all aspects of the medium, from fundamental techniques including wet-on-wet, glazing, and washes; materials and supplies; and little known tips and tricks for getting the most out of watercolor (for example, just sprinkling a little salt on your painting creates a texture that's impossible to achieve with a brush.) A strong focus color theory provides a solid foundation for enhancing drawings with vibrant hues.

The Art of Creative Watercolor

Inspiration and Techniques for Imaginative Drawing and Painting

Author: Danielle Donaldson

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440350948

Category: Drawing

Page: 144

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Welcome to your watercolor happy place! The world of Danielle Donaldson is as wondrous as a jar full of fireflies. Her whimsical illustrations are known for their offbeat color combinations, artful arrangements and endearing quirkiness. In this book, you'll learn how to partner with the wonderfully spontaneous medium of watercolor to create your own brand of magic. Start by creating a handmade journal, then follow exercises and start-to-finish projects to fill it with illustrations that are small in size but big on color. Along the way, Danielle shares her fresh takes on color theory, perspective, composition and more. Designed to get your brush moving, this book makes practice feel like play. It's a one-of-a-kind journey for any artist wishing to tap into the utter joy of watercolor painting and make it a cherished part of your daily life. Inside you'll find: Imaginative techniques that help you override perfectionist tendencies while making the most of watercolor's unpredictable nature An inventive approach (using scraps of paper, ribbon and other ephemera) for more creative color choices A simple strategy that makes drawing new subjects less intimidating and more fun Sweet ways to add hand lettering to your artwork Inspirational exercises that make finding subjects to paint as easy as A-B-C "Don't underestimate the giddiness you feel when you mindlessly grab a color and mix it with another and create the most beautiful wash ever!" --p43