Watercolor Secrets

200 Tips and Techniques for Painting the Easy Way

Author: Robin Berry

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9781606523377

Category: Art

Page: 176

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This beautifully illustrated book is an indispensable compendium of essential know-how and ten inspirational projects using watercolor. It includes over 200 tips and step-by-step techniques organized to help you build on each skill you learn. Aimed at all painter levels, Watercolor Secrets is packed with expert advice on every aspect of watercolor painting. Beginners can follow processes step-by-step, while more experienced artists can dip in and out for help with specific problems. "Try it" and "fix it" panels placed throughout the book suggest ways to practice and develop new skills and avoid or correct common painting mistakes. Learn how to: Create subtle and dramatic effects Use household materials to save money Pick the right paints, brushes, and equipment to suit your project Choose a proper subject Choose interesting color palettes Each topic, self-contained in a one- or two-page spread, is fully explained and illustrated with photographs and more detailed diagrams where helpful. Advance your artistic understanding, dexterity, and ingenuity with the over 200 secrets included to help you practice the skills you've learned.

Tom Lynch's Watercolor Secrets

Author: Tom Lynch

Publisher: Tom Lynch

ISBN: 9780578128689

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Shares techniques for creating dynamic watercolor paintings, including creating paintings with more than just a brush, using more vibrant and brilliant colors, and defining an "impact area" within a painting.

Watercolor Secrets

An Inside Look at the Techniques of Award-Winning Splash Artists

Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781600611407

Category: Art

Page: 144

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The how behind the wow Dive deeper into the creative waters that have made North Light Books' Splash: The Best of Watercolor series today's most celebrated showcase of contemporary watercolor paintings. Watercolor Secrets invites you into the studios of 15 Splash artists as they reveal the creative processes behind their stunning work. From meticulous glazes to loose, luscious color, these artists joyfully embrace watercolor in gloriously individual and expressive ways, sharing their unique journeys inspirations and techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations, sketchbook pages and inspiring finished art from 15 modern-day watercolor masters Expert tips on creating stunning color, capturing the magic of light, turning on-location sketches into personal keepsakes, designing compositions with impact, and more A variety of subjects, including flowers, landscapes, waterscapes, city scenes, interiors and portraits Whether you are a watercolor artist looking to make a big splash in your own paintings or simply an admirer of this most magical medium, Watercolor Secrets puts you on the inside track to outstanding art.

Charles Reid's Watercolor Secrets

Author: Charles Reid

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581804232

Category: Art

Page: 128

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A lifetime of watercolor expertise - at your fingertips! In Charles Reid's Watercolor Secrets, professional artist Charles Reid offers you an inside glimpse into his sketchbooks, sharing actual pages along with critiques and insights he's gleaned through years of practice. With each entry, you'll learn how to improve your own watercolor technique. Discover how to: Simplify your shadow shapes Create form using silhouettes Use edges to create a crisp or soft effect Prepare your supplies to paint outdoors Balance your use of detail by focusing on the essentials Quickly capture the essence of the environment in which you're painting Five detailed step-by-step demonstrations guide you in creating watercolor masterpieces of your own. With Reid's concise and encouraging explanations, you'll feel as if you've found your own personal teacher.

Watercolor Secrets for Painting Light

Author: Betty L. Schlemm

Publisher: Art Instruction Assoc

ISBN: 9780929552118

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Light started this world and for Betty Lou Schlemm, light is one of the most important parts of a painting. In chapter after chapter, she explains some of her views on light and how it affects the painting in color, its effects on the atmosphere and the pictorial space. Without this one element in the painting, the artist says, there is nothing. She first discusses the theory behind her painting procedure and philosophy and then, in the demonstrations that follow, she shows how to apply these ideas in practice.

Terry Harrison's Watercolour Secrets

Author: Terry Harrison

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782213291

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 128

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Terry Harrison has been an artist since he was 16 years old, and during his life has built a formidable reputation as an artist, tutor and author. This comprehensive and accessible book brings together all he has learnt during his lifetime and provides over 170 tips, techniques and trade secrets to help you improve your watercolour painting. Drawing on material from his best-selling 'Terry's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists' (2008) and 'Painting Water in Watercolour' (2013), Terry begins with the essentials such as what materials to buy, mixing colour and basic techniques, and ends with numerous tips on painting a variety of subjects such as skies, distance, mountains, beaches and boats. Terry has an easy, accessible style that artists of all abilities will find easy to understand, making this book an invaluable resource that you will return to again and again.

Charles Reid's Watercolour Secrets

Author: Charles Reid

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715327685

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 128

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Using excerpts from the his own sketchbook, Charles Reid provides a critique on what does, and doesn't, work in sketchbook illustration. He details how he achieves particular effects and provides a valuable insight into his style and technique.

James Fletcher-Watson's Watercolour Secrets

Author: James Fletcher-Watson

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9780713487572

Category: Art

Page: 128

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All the essential skills for successful painting are beautifully illustrated and described by one of the inspirational watercolour painters working today. James Fletcher-Watson inspires all enthusiasts with his translucent washes, dramatic skies, atmospheric mountain scenes and skill in capturing the true spirit of a place. While focusing on individual elements, including skies, trees, country cottages, town houses, mountains, water, people and animals, each chapter offers advice on putting them all together in stunning landscapes and townscapes. Along with information on choosing brushes, paper and colours, there is a helpful section on composition. Paintings are used to demonstrate how to build up texture and detail; the subtle mixing of colours to produce shadows and reflections; and how to introduce distance and perspective into a scene. Moving from brooding hills and lakeland scenes to the charm of country lanes and the grandeur of Venice and Florence, the book illustrates exactly what you need to know to make a successful painting. This revision and reworking of Secrets of Watercolour takes the best of James Fletcher-Watson's earlier work and combines it with his masterly work of recent years.

Compendium of Watercolour Techniques

Author: Robin Berry

Publisher: Search

ISBN: 9781844487714

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 176

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Just like having a painting tutor on call 24 hours a day - this book is packed with inspiration and know-how for both beginners and more experienced painters. With over 200 tips and step-by-step techniques, this is a guide to watercolour painting with quick fixes and solutions provided throughout for commonly encountered problems.

Watercolor Basics - Perspective Secrets

Author: Phil Metzger

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9780891348801

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Create Space and Depth in your Watercolors! &break;&break;Psst! If you want to learn the secrets to creating depth and realism in your watercolor paintings, take a look in this book! You'll find easy tricks for fooling the eye into seeing your paintings in three dimensions - from the basic rules of linear perspective to size and space variations, overlapping, aerial perspective and other techniques. Everything's explained in simple language with step-by-step demonstrations showing how to apply the principles to a variety of subjects. With this clear and practical instruction, it's easier than you might think to put your paintings into perspective!

Artful Watercolor

Learning to Use the Secrets of Light

Author: Lou Bonamarte,Carolyn Janik

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402754098

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Goes beyond traditional instruction to counsel developing artists on the timing and purpose of specific watercolor techniques, detailing the best uses of light and shadow, color values, exploring expressions of conflict and more.

Watercolour Secrets

Author: Jill Leman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

ISBN: 9781408184271

Category: Art

Page: 168

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This beautiful book showcases the work of the members of the prestigious Royal Watercolour Society, including Ken Howard, Sonia Lawson and many other fine and well-known contemporary watercolour painters. Each artist discusses their inspiration and gives their best practical advice for working in this medium, offering a fascinating insight into the methods and techniques of the professional artists. Have you ever wondered how an artist starts a piece, what keeps them working at it, how they make marks and mix colour or when they know a painting is finished? This intimate exploration of the daily creative striving of the artist and their patient technical procedures will fascinate professional and aspiring artists, collectors and anyone with a general interest in painting.

The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook

A treasury of watercolor secrets discovered through decades of painting and experimentation

Author: Gordon MacKenzie

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440309052

Category: Art

Page: 288

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This special 10th-anniversary collection combines two of the best-loved North Light watercolor guides available: The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook and The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook: Landscapes. Clarifying and simplifying the various aspects of painting with watercolor, Gordon MacKenzie's The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook will encourage and challenge you with new possibilities. Rather than a list of rules, this is a collection of principles, concepts and general information designed to expand your creative process. Mackenzie shares with you tips, techniques, ideas and lessons for a sure path to creative fulfillment and better watercolor paintings.

Secrets to Painting Realistic Faces in Watercolor

Author: Carrie Stuart Parks,Rick Parks

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440309045

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Paint Lively, Expressive Watercolor Portraits Ready to unlock the secrets of watercolor? With the masterful instruction of Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks, success is within your reach. In this beginner-friendly guide, Carrie and Rick shares their 30-plus years of experience as artists and instructors to give you the tools and techniques for painting lively, realistic watercolor portraits you can be proud of. Detailed step-by-step demonstrations and lots of tips and sidebars help you avoid mistakes, stay loose and have fun. In addition to complete information on supplies and materials, each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of watercolor portrait painting, visually teaching you how to: Handle watercolors with confidence using washes, masking, underpainting and a "less-is-more" approach Map out great compositions by using grids, transferring the drawing, choosing colors and applying masking in the right places Convey light and dark values with precision and impact for striking, lifelike portraits Paint beautiful hair in all styles, colors and textures by building tones gradually Avoid common watercolor missteps (and learn to fix the ones you couldn't help) by following a whole chapter of advice just for those "oops" moments Gain the confidence to "step out of your comfort zone" and work to establish your own distinct and expressive painting style Leave your frustration and fear of watercolor in the past. With Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks you have all the guidance you need to paint the faces you love with skill and style. Get started today! "I want you to have every secret, every tool, every technique, every shortcut, and every success in your painting. I want you to feel that you've found your true artistic style and expression with this medium." —bestselling author and artist, Carrie Stuart Parks

Watercolor Masters and Legends

Secrets, Stories and Techniques from 34 Visionary Artists

Author: Betsy Dillard Stroud

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440335266

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 160

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Discover the secrets of watercolor mastery! Late 20th and 21st century watercolor artists have transformed the art of watermedia into a golden phenomenon and one of the most significant movements in the history of art. The lives and works of the 34 artists represented here display a multitude of different approaches, philosophies and techniques. Each has a unique perspective and an innovative approach; artists such as Ann Smith, Cheng-Kee Chee, John Salminen and many more share their secrets. You'll also get a behind-the-scenes look at legends like Robert E. Wood, Naomi Brotherton, Edgar A. Whitney and Ed Betts, whose teaching and work contributes invaluably to the aesthetics of the medium and their students. More than 125 pieces of exquisite art 18 innovative demonstrations 34 artist interviews and commentaries Discover proud watercolor painting traditions, new perspectives on the medium, and works of art to influence new generations of artists. Get ready to be inspired with this one of a kind collection.

The Essence of Watercolour

The secrets and techniques of watercolour painting revealed

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944776

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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A paperback reissue Hazel Soan's classic practical art book. Hazel Soan is a well-known and popular artist and an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher. In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how wonderfully versatile and beguiling the medium of watercolour is and how to get the most out of it. Hazel stresses how important it is to understand the characteristics of the medium in order to exploit it to the full. She encourages the reader to explore the properties of watercolour and to be unafraid of strength of colour and brushstroke. Hazel shows through demonstration and projects that tone is king in watercolour and illustrates how to paint light with the use of shade. Armed with this understanding she demonstrates that watercolour is not such an unforgiving medium after all: accidents and mistakes can be disguised, overridden and corrected. The Essence of Watercolour is a culmination of many years of Hazel's teaching and demonstrating, in which she offers inspirational insights into the secrets of watercolour painting and encourages artists to take their art to the next level.

Watercolor School

Author: Hazel Harrison

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9780895774668

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Provides visual explanations and simple exercises to build painting skills, and offers eight projects highlighting different subjects from the planning stage to the completed painting

Secrets of Watercolor - From Basics to Special Effects

Author: Joe Garcia

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440321573

Category: Art

Page: 96

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A must-have reference for every watercolorist! This is your complete guide to watercolor—from basic art concepts and techniques to fun special effects and pointers for painting popular subjects. Secrets of Watercolor, From Basics to Special Effects is a handy reference that beginners and experienced artists simply can't be without. Learn how to: Work with the right materials Master all essential techniques Choose, mix and apply color Paint people, landscapes, animals and more

Watercolor

Watercolor 1

Author: Caroline Linscott

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1560104538

Category: Art

Page: 32

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In this book, Caroline Linscott offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of watercolor! Inside Watercolor 1, you will find an array of beautiful paintings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. Caroline covers a range of popular subjects as she introduces a number of basic art concepts and painting techniques, all clearly explained and illustrated. You will master techniques for adding texture, creating special effects, and using color to convey emotion. Then you will be ready for Watercolor 2, where you will find step-by-step demonstrations to help you further your painting skills.