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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Breaking the Rules of Watercolour

Painting secrets and techniques

Author: Shirley Trevena

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781906388836

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Shirley Trevena is a well-known and successful watercolourist, with a huge international fan base. Throughout her career she has pushed the boundaries of watercolour and is regarded as one of Britain's most innovative artists in that medium. Shirley's watercolours are visually inspiring, vibrant in colour and strong in composition This, her third book, shows how she achieves her stunning results by pushing the medium to its limits. Shirley takes the reader through 10 paintings in great detail and shares all her professional tips and painting secrets. In addition, each painting has large close-up details so the reader can really see all the brushstrokes. Shirley breaks the conventional rules of watercolour in many different ways: through her compositions, strange perspectives, fascinating textures and, above all, the strength and vibrancy of her colour combinations. In Breaking the Rules of Watercolour, Shirley explains all her painting decisions and demonstrates her techniques at every stage. In this way, she encourages all watercolourists, whatever their level, to experiment with the medium and produce exciting and challenging work of their own.

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.

Watercolor

The Can Do Approach

Author: Ev Hales

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0987114158

Category: Art

Page: 30

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Painting with the watercolor medium is a partnership. You bring to the process your ideas and images and the medium takes them to another place all together. You can fight the medium and try to contain it within set boundaries or you can work with it and find unexplored territory when it shows you other ways of making color sing on the paper. Being able to set the medium free is all about understanding what will and what will not hurt you. This small ebook is big on helpful, empowering advice that will put you firmly in the driver's seat - seat belt fastened - for the ride of your life. Do yourself a favor and read it before you start to paint with this medium that is literally alive at your finger tips.

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.

Art as a Way of Life

Author: Roderick MacIver

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556439202

Category: Art

Page: 91

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"Examines the rewards, joys, and challenges of the creative life through the words of artists, writers, poets, and musicians"--Provided by publisher.

Artist to Artist Handbook

Author: Maud Guilfoyle

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1620954249

Category: Art

Page: 181

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The Artist to Artist Handbook, an e-book by Maud Guilfoyle, is full of advice and tips for living an artful life. This gathering of information for all levels, beginner to advanced, is drawn from her years of creating and teaching art. Much of this knowledge is gained from her experience growing up in a household of artists, and from hours spent in the studio. Written in a conversational tone, like that found in her art classes, Maud shares freely what she has learned encouraging beginners as well as experienced artists to discover the joys and satisfactions of the daily practice of art. There is valuable information here for all artists, including children, students, recreational artists, and teachers. This book includes information on setting up a studio (whether it is in a corner of your living space or a separate room), developing a personal style and portfolio, self promotion, digital and social media, overcoming artist’s block, and financial tips specifically for artists on making and saving money. Teachers and parents will find the advice on making art with children helpful and thought provoking. Adult art students learning to draw and paint for the first time will find many practical gems to support their new-found interest. While this is not a step by step how-to book, there are numerous illustrated examples on such topics as keeping artist journals, making color charts, and composition in still life and landscape painting. Some other topics covered are organization, storage, images, photographing your work, elder artists, self care and artist’s block. There are suggestions for protecting your work on the internet, organizing and storing your artwork, along with all of the associated documentation. The section Images of Your Work has a list of tips for photographing your work with suggestions for accomplishing this without expensive equipment. Also mentioned are the formats and sizes of images needed to document a work in progress, choosing low resolution jpgs for posting on the internet and using higher quality images for printing greeting cards, prints and posters. Learn how to encourage elder artists to continue making their art and to enjoy the art of others. In Self Care find some simple daily habits that will enhance your overall health and boost your ability to create art all your days. The suggestions for eye care are especially important for artists. Every artist faces the blank canvas and gets stuck at some time. Learn innovative ways to overcome this in the section on artists’ block from an artist who has been there and understands the creative struggle first hand. The Artists and Money section covers unique challenges facing artists. There are two tip lists that follow. One deals with ways to save money whether it is purchasing materials, bartering or studio practices. The other list explores different sources of income using your artistic talent and complementary skills you may have learned that support your work, such as photography, writing or computer skills. The information is useful for both recreational and career artists. The book list includes titles with brief descriptions and covers topics in painting, artists’ journals, the business of being an artist, color, portraits and individual artists. The section on the internet is packed with linked references. Included are over 250 internet artist’s websites, articles and art related resources. There are videos of artists painting, interviews of writers, online art suppliers, and many websites with innovative ideas on promoting your artwork. This wide ranging, practical, and visually wonderful artist resource guide is illustrated with 80 original art works and photographs.

Secrets of Successful Watercolors

Author: Max Muller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465368294

Category:

Page: 84

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The main philosophy of this book is to take the student back to the beginning to learn the basics which he or she probably never learned before they started to paint in Watercolor. I will be guiding the student from the basic beginning through to the completed painting, with helpful hints and illustrations. The instruction available will also benefit the experienced Artists who is struggling with the medium of Watercolor. Watercolor requires knowledge, patience, discipline, and a sincere desire to learn. I have a wealth of resources to draw from other than my own experience, such as hundreds of fellow Artists, Authors, Instructors, Galley Owners and College Professors. I will be offering everyone interested in becoming a better Watercolor Artists the opportunity to tap into my 50 years of painting experience. I have seen first hand, the successful results that my method of teaching has produced by watching my students improve and become confident and strong award winning, Watercolor Artists! As a veteran judge of art shows about exhibitions, I am qualified to offer valuable advice to my students about entering and preparing their work for showing in exhibitions.

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 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

Basic Watercolor Techniques

Author: Greg Albert,Rachel Rubin Wolf

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 120

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Intended for beginners, this book offers suggestions on equipment and techniques for creating different textures, and gives tips on how to actually see what is being painted.

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.

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