Water in Watercolour

Author: Joe Francis Dowden

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9780855328450

Category: Art

Page: 48

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Water is a favourite subject of watercolour artists, but it takes some expertise to get it right. Here, Joe Francis Dowden explains in detail how he creates his extraordinary paintings of water, from the stillest pond to the most torrential waterfall. In easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations, he reveals the colors and techniques you need to produce wonderful watercolors. The beautiful paintings of the natural world reproduced here will inspire his admirers to have a go for themselves.

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.

Painting Water in Watercolour

Author: Terry Harrison

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844489572

Category: Art

Page: 96

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"All watercolour landscape artists need to know how to paint water, and in this book Terry Harrison excels in demystifying the painting process. Here he shares his expert advice and no nonsense tips and techniques for producing quick, effective paintings of water. There are two- or three-step exercises for painting water in all its varied moods and situations, including ripples, reflections, puddles, streams, breaking waves, choppy water, surf, bridges, riverbeds, boats, and much more. There are then ten step-by-step demonstrations that can be produced in half an hour: a misty lake, track with puddles, ford, waterfall, lazy river, stormy sea, cliffs, fishing from a boat, sunset estuary and fishing boat."--Publisher's description.

How to Paint Water in Watercolour

Author: Joe Francis Dowden

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782214199

Category: Water in art

Page: 128

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Joe Dowden's best-selling Watercolour Tips & Techniques: Painting Water relaunched, expanded and improved. A renowned expert at painting water, Joe uses the natural translucence of watercolor to capture its beauty. Teaching readers to paint what they see, he shares his simple but painstaking techniques so that they can achieve the same extraordinary, realistic and dramatic results. Learn the essential tips to making water look wet, and from there you can paint flat, still water, puddles, rippled water, a sparkling sea, shallow water and a deep, calm river. Beginners will learn the essentials of watercolor painting from Joe's tuition, and even seasoned painters have plenty to learn from his expertise at painting water, which is vital to so many landscapes.

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 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 Expressive Watercolour

Author: Bridget Woods

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977510

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Watercolour offers great potential for expression. Its fluidity, full colour range, generous spread and variety of marks can portray a likeness, a response, a feeling - even the notions of time and speed. This book is a practical guide to watercolour painting and more. It explains the importance of colour, tone, shape, texture and scale through exercises and shared techniques, but it also encourages the artist to express sensations and ideas in watercolour - and by exploring the joy of the medium, to develop handling skills, confidence and a unique painting 'voice'. Includes: getting started; materials, fundamentals and mark-making; ideas to trigger the imagination for developing personal style; a variety of images to inspire and encourage; and help and advice throughout to practice new skills and gain confidence with a medium that has the potential magnificence of a 'full orchestra', yet can be slipped into the pocket. Lavishly illustrated with 259 colour photographs.

Water Optics and Water Colour Remote Sensing

Author: Yunlin Zhang,Claudia Giardino,Linhai Li

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3038425087

Category: Science

Page: 436

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Water Optics and Water Colour Remote Sensing" that was published in Remote Sensing

1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor

Achieve Precise Color when Painting Landscapes, Portraits, Still Lifes, and More

Author: William F Powell

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600582834

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Provides instruction on mixing color combinations for painting subjects ranging from apples and cabbage to skin tones and buffalo.

Botanical Painting with Watercolour

Author: Daphne Hicks

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847978010

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 9780

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The characteristics of watercolour naturally complement botanical art and this beautiful book shows you how to make the most of this versatile medium. It starts by guiding you through the complexities of painting flowers, with advice on materials and colour mixing, using colour to achieve translucency and clarity, building confidence with step-by-step examples and the importance of observation and botanical accuracy. It then creates detailed and beautiful compositions for the more experienced botanical artist. This new book has ideas and tips on composition and how to include animal life and is structured by season to include a range of flowers and plants. Beautifully illustrated with 186 colour illustrations.

English Watercolors

Author: Graham Reynolds

Publisher: New Amsterdam Books

ISBN: 1461704340

Category: Art

Page: 160

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English artists have made a unique contribution to the art of watercolor painting. In no other Western country has this very attractive medium been used so consistently, or for works of such stature, as in England between 1750 and the present day. In this general survey of the whole period, Graham Reynolds, formerly Keeper of Paintings and of Prints and Drawings at the Victoria & Albert Museum, discusses the paintings of over 100 artists including the well-known watercolorists such as Cozens, Girtin, Cotman and De Wint, as well as artists who are equally known for their work in other media - Gainsborough, Turner, Constable, Sargent, Henry Moore. The 140 illustrations, 64 in color, show the work of these and lesser-known artists and reveal the versatility of this medium, so the reader will be introduced to its use for illustrative caricature and portraiture as well as to the finest examples of traditional landscape watercolors.