The Watercolor Book

Materials and Techniques for Today's Artists

Author: David Dewey

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 9781626542501

Category: Art

Page: 178

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David Dewey has compiled the most comprehensive book on watercolors featuring modern materials and methods for mastering this medium. In this complete introduction, you will learn how to handle watercolors effectively by becoming acquainted with the essentials of theory, technique, practice, and design principals. Unfold the tricks behind: Choosing the right materials and tools, along with discerning differences between brands Mastering basic skills, such as composing, rendering shadow and light, and perspective Understanding color theory, harmonies and chords, progression perception, and illusion Painting still life, figure, landscape, and architecture subjects to scale Incorporating mixed media including gouache, colored pencil, pastel, and collage Dewey's detailed instruction makes this beguiling medium accessible as never before. As visual artists can learn much from examining good art, he includes a rich, full-color array of his own work in addition to a variety of classic works accompanied by his analysis. "The Watercolor Book" has been a requisite guide for serious watercolor painters and educators since its initial publication in 1995.

Watercolor With Me

Author: Dana Fox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1624145566

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Dana combines beautiful art, the relaxing nature of watercolor and step-by-step guidance so readers can learn to make her incredible artwork. This book will feature 50 whimsical, forest-themed projects--like a feather, fox, butterfly, wild flower, bumblebee or an owl. Like an art teacher in a studio, Dana walks the reader through each step of creating the paintings. Each project features a new technique to master that readers can integrate into their own pieces. This book will be printed on high-quality watercolor paper so that new techniques can be tested in the tutorial sections and the watercolors will blend effortlessly on every page. With perforated pages, readers will be able to hang their completed masterpiece on the wall. Dana has 118K followers on Instagram, 65K on YouTube and 16K on Facebook.This book will have 50 projects.

Watercolor

Paintings of Contemporary Artists

Author: Leslie Dutcher,Sujean Rim

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452112649

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.

Everyday Watercolor

Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days

Author: Jenna Rainey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399579729

Category: ART

Page: 224

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A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces. This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.

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.

Modern Watercolor

A Playful and Contemporary Exploration of Watercolor Painting

Author: Kristin Van Leuven

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

ISBN: 1633223566

Category: Art

Page: 128

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It’s time to get your feet wet with watercolors! This dynamic and inspirational guide will set you down a path of exploration as you learn to play with watercolors. You will learn to effectively use basic techniques and principles to create beautiful, expressive works of art. In Modern Watercolor, artists will discover how to paint in watercolor by harnessing the medium's unique transparent qualities to create stunning works of art, stationery, gifts, and more. From selecting your first watercolor paints to learning to blend colors into a unique palette, we are here to guide you as you begin your journey. By the end, your paintings will be cohesive and rich. These easy-to-follow lessons will explore using watercolor on different surfaces, how to create basic shapes using fun techniques, and how to create myriad gorgeous effects that can be achieved with different brushes and strokes. You will even learn how to add layers of dimension and texture and how to work with resist techniques to create pretty patterns and gorgeous backgrounds.

Watercolor

Simple, Fast and Focused

Author: Mel Stabin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823057061

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Teaches three main concepts of watercolor painting--simplicity, clarity, and timing

The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor

Master techniques for painting spectacular sea animals in watercolor

Author: Maury Aaseng,Louise De Masi,Hailey E. Herrera,Ronald Pratt

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633220885

Category: Art

Page: 144

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With helpful tips and easy-to-follow lessons, The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor will teach readers everything they need to know to create beautiful works of art in watercolor. The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor opens with a guide to essential information on the necessary tools and materials for both sketching and painting, including pencils, paints and brushes, palettes, supports, and mediums. In addition to learning about basic drawing and painting techniques and color theory, readers will learn how to create compelling compositions, achieve depth, and render realistic textures.This new title in the Collector's Series features a large variety of stunning sea life, from an adorable sea otter to an magnificent whale. With a fresh, modern spin on this majestic subject, The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor is a comprehensive and indispensable resource, packed with beautiful illustrations and expert instruction, for all artists smitten with the animal kingdom.

Watercolor

Pour it On!

Author: Jan Fabian Wallake

Publisher: F & W Media Incorporated

ISBN: 9781581801613

Category: Art

Page: 127

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This enjoyable guide takes the fear out of "letting loose" and exploiting the flow of watercolor, empowering artists to trust their instincts and create glazes, rich in depth and luminosity. Step-by-step, artists are led through the process of planning, preparing and applying glazes, covering composition, exaggeration, elimination, repition and contrast.

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 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!

The Watercolour Ideas Book

Author: Joanna Goss

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781576068

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 1893

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Many artists first learn to paint in watercolour. But this flexible, dynamic medium has an immediacy that is perfect for experimentation. Discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the medium you love. Rub it, dab it, scratch it, scrunch it. Cut it, glue it, sew it and seal it. And above all, learn from what other people do! This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover fresh ways of working with watercolour to create work that is original and exciting.

Watercolor

Realistic Painting

Author: Daniel K Tennant

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600581242

Category: Art

Page: 32

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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.

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.

Watercolor, a Challenge

Author: Leonard Brooks

Publisher: New York : Reinhold

ISBN: N.A

Category: Painting

Page: 160

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Comprehensive discussion of watercolor painting. Well-illustrated with the author's own paintings.

Watercolor 365

Daily Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Author: Leslie Redhead

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440344077

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 224

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A year's worth of tips, techniques, advice and more! Make watercolor a part of your daily life, turning every day into inspiration for your art. Designed to fit your life, Watercolor 365--the first watercolor book of its kind--provides a complete education in the medium, one bite-sized bit of information at a time. Open it daily to find a new tip, idea, technique or challenge...all aimed at getting you into the habit and mindset of an artist. Inside you'll find: 52 mini step-by-step demonstrations (like painting skin tones and adding texture) 52 Q&A's (based on questions received on social media, in workshops, and from blogs) 52 troubleshooting tips (such as how to remove masking fluid that has had too long to dry and how to lift paint) 52 bits of creative advice (suck as why you should consider taking a painting holiday and keeping photographic records of your process) 52 general tips (such as basic composition and transferring images for painting) 52 definitions (clear, concise definitions of terminology, such as value and atmospheric perspective) 52 exercises to improve your artistic skills (simple lessons for techniques like glazing and mixing grays)

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.

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

Oriental Watercolor Techniques

For Contemporary Painting

Author: Frederick Wong

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486409498

Category: Art

Page: 154

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How to use Asian tools, equipment and techniques to create modern paintings in the Oriental tradition. 188 illustrations provide close-up details of trees, skies, water, snow, and architecture to show how the author achieves his haunting, atmospheric effects.