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

View: 3578


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: 9781626543829


Page: 146

View: 1723


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.

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

View: 7978


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.

Watercolor Batik

An Artist’s Guide to Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper

Author: Martha C.S. Heppard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499080921

Category: Art

Page: 84

View: 7716


Watercolor Batik: An Artist's Guide to Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper, by award winning artist Martha Heppard is the first book published worldwide devoted entirely to watercolor batik known to exist. She takes an artist through the history of batik and introduces them to the batik technique for watercolor on rice paper in a very clear and concise manner. She includes four demonstrations with step by step instructions. This book is written for the beginning artist as well as the more advanced painter looking to enhance their skills and take their watercolor to a new level. Martha's paintings are extraordinary because of how she uses multiple layers of paint to build up rich strong colors. The realm of batik is expanded by this book, for the technique of watercolor batik is similar but yet different from that of textile batik (and there is a different aesthetic experience in looking at the two). This book has 50 photos in 84 pages, allowing the reader to visualize, as well as read about, the process of watercolor batik on rice paper.

Acrylic Watercolor Painting

Author: Wendon Blake

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486299129

Category: Art

Page: 148

View: 636


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.

Pictorial Illusionism

The Theatre of Steele MacKaye

Author: J. A. Sokalski

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773578080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6568


Drawing together a wealth of primary sources, J.A. Sokalski examines the aims, inventions, and methods of the pictorial style that defined MacKaye's art. Sokalski shows how MacKaye's famous Madison Square Theatre, which featured a double stage reminiscent of an elevator, created whirling pictorial illusions for fashionable New York. He argues that MacKaye's infamous failure, the colossal Spectatorium theatre for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, was the most complete realization of this illusionary aesthetic. Sokalski also explores MacKaye's influence on Buffalo Bill Cody and how civil war cycloramas expanded his concept of pictorial space.

If You Are Bored With WATERCOLOR Read This Book

Author: Veronica Ballart Lilja

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781574331

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 1276


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.

Doug's Watercolor Painting Book

Author: Doug Stenhouse

Publisher: ECKO Publishing

ISBN: 1427654204

Category: Art

Page: 120

View: 1147


"I decided to write about how I paint, not only to share my observations with others, but also, frankly, to do some self- examination. I wish I had done this earlier in my life! But then, how was I to know I'd benefit from doing so, certainly at a time when I had no aspirations of becoming a professional artist." Douglas Simms Stenhouse; MTWS, NMWS, KWS, PWCS Doug's Watercolor Book is divided into 5 Parts; 1. How to select the correct subject to paint. 2. How to paint a transparent watercolor painting. 3. How to mat and frame your paintings. 4. How to exhibit your paintings. 5. How to market your paintings.


The Heart and Science of Handcrafts

Author: Carol Endler Sterbenz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451628862

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 800

View: 7087


Offering an abundance of information and inspiration, Homemade is a revelatory addition to the craft world—the ultimate reference book on crafting and also a warm, engagingly written book that combines history and personal narrative with the science that makes a craft possible and the passion that inspires it. Carol Endler Sterbenz is a crafter, a teacher, a homemaker, a wife, and a mother. Raised by immigrant parents who taught her the enduring value of resourcefulness and creativity, she makes her lifetime of experience and infinite enthusiasm the foundation for Homemade. Sterbenz provides readers with not only practical information and direction but also a philosophy and methodology of crafting that build confidence and ability, making it easy to achieve truly professional results. Teeming with clear, reliable, and thorough information on everything from tools and materials to techniques, Homemade is an essential guide to seven of the most beloved crafts: beading, the flower arts, paper crafting, hand printing, decoupage, decorative embellishing, and children’s arts and crafts. Crafters—beginners and veterans alike—can turn to Homemade to learn which glues and finishes to use, how to form a perfect beaded loop, assemble a miniature robot, hollow out an egg, emboss paper, make a hand-tied bouquet, or transform a chandelier. Overflowing with hundreds of techniques; easy-to-follow step-by-step directions supported by more than eight hundred beautiful and precise hand-drawn illustrations, diagrams, and patterns; and countless insider secrets and troubleshooting tips, Homemade is an indispensable go-to reference no crafter should be without.


Realistic Painting

Author: Daniel K Tennant

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600581242

Category: Art

Page: 32

View: 6423


Creating a piece of artwork that might be mistaken for a photograph is the goal of many aspiring artists. With this 32-page guide, even beginners can learn methods for painting with amazing realism and accuracy. Accomplished artist Daniel Tennant explains the basics of using gouache and airbrushing and provides in-depth information on essential techniques such as gradating, using stencils, and creating a metallic effect. He also offers instruction on common elements of traditional still lifes, guiding readers from applying the initial layer of color through adding texture to detailing with shadows and highlights. The book also features several inspiring projects, each broken down into numerous, digestible steps so artists can easily follow along.

Discovering Great Artists

Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters

Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl,Kim Solga

Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing

ISBN: 0935607285

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 3251


"Discovering Great Artists" has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Includes such greats as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Matisse, Pollock, and O'Keeffe. 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, 2002 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. Full "click-to" resource guide at Bright Ring's website to show each artist's most famous works. Some activity examples are: Da Vinci - Invention Art Michelangelo - Fresco Plaque Rembrandt - Shadowy Faces Monet - Dabble in Paint Degas - Resist in Motion Picasso- Fractured Friend Van Gogh - Starry Night Pollock - Action Splatter 1997 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Education 2003 Practical Homeschooling Award, 3rd Place 2007 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category, 3rd place. 2009 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category,1st Place

The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent

Author: Carl Little

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520219708

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 3605


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.


A Handbook for Artists and Artisans

Author: Jacques Turner

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781558215016

Category: Art

Page: 102

View: 1363


A comprehensive guide to artists, brushes, the hairs and bristles in use, styles, selection, evaluation, and care; with eighteen color plates and many line drawings.

Birds in Art

An International Exhibition

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds in art

Page: N.A

View: 2380


Not Simply Every Sunset Over Eden

Author: Bob Condia


ISBN: 0982587708


Page: 76

View: 4728


Not Simply Every Sunset Over Eden suggests that imagination can be a terrible thing. Cataloged are 31 complex watercolor illustrations; and 17 Dinner Sketches finger painted in ink, wine and coffee. The designs are small exigent pages made by the hands while under the influence of a poetic will. The images are proposed of an architect?s imagination and interrogated by close inspection. There is poetic intent: that each illustration carry a 3-way burden of face, place, and horizon. A face is what it seems, a mask looking back at you from the page. The invitation of human scale into the scene is making place. A collection which tenders a glimpse into an imagination revealed as illustrated daydreams of poetic caption.Bob Condia is a Professor of Architecture and an Architect with Condia Ornelas Architects. He believes that analog illustrations represent the hand-eye collaboration of thinking. Not Simply Every Sunset Over Eden is introduced by Brian Dougan with a ?Preface? by Henri deHahn.

Simply Beautiful Watercolors

Author: Kathie George,Kooler Design Studio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574867770

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 49

View: 7734


Painting with watercolors has never been easier or more fun. Using Kathie George's step-by-step instructions and patterns, you can create beautiful paintings for your home and exquisite handmade greeting cards for friends and family or add an artistic touch to scrapbook pages and photo mats.Learn traditional techniques for color washes and negative painting as well as how to create gorgeous batiks using rice paper.

Simply Painting

Author: Frank Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780951251041

Category: Art

Page: 118

View: 1608


-- 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.