Author : Gordon MacKenzie
Genre : Art
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9781440309052
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 288 page

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.

Author : Tom Hoffmann
Genre : Art
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
ISBN : 9780823006748
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 208 page

The beauty of a watercolor painting lies in its diaphanous layers, delicate strokes, and luminous washes. However, the very features that define the beauty of the medium can make it difficult to master. This complete guide to understanding the relationships between color, value, wetness, and composition unravels the mysteries of watercolor to help your practice evolve. Experienced teacher and acclaimed artist Tom Hoffmann offers a unique, inquiry-based approach that shows you how to translate any subject into the language of watercolor. With Hoffmann as your guide, you’ll learn the key questions to ask yourself at every turn and time-tested methods to help you reach solutions. Hoffmann’s thorough explanations and step-by-step demonstrations delineate the process of composing a painting in watercolor, while art from more than thirty-five past and present masters, including John Singer Sargent, Ogden Pleissner, George Post, Emil Kosa, Jr., Mary Whyte, Trevor Chamberlain, Lars Lerin, Torgeir Schjølberg, Piet Lap, Leslie Frontz, and Alvaro Castagnet serve to illustrate and inspire. Whether you’re a serious beginner or a seasoned practitioner, this book will guide you toward the all-important balance between restraint and risk-taking that every watercolorist seeks.

Author : Tom Hill
Genre : Art
Publisher : North Light Books
ISBN : 0891348549
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File Download : 136 page

Discusses how to use color to your best advantage, how to achieve textural effects with color, how to mix colors and how to use wash and glazing techniques

Author : Marian E. Appellof
Genre : Art
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN : 082305649X
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 444 page

A watercolor instruction guide for both beginners and experienced painters discusses materials and preparation, color theory, painting techniques, textures and special effects, perspective, and landscape and figure painting

Author : Helen Birch
Genre : Watercolor painting
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
ISBN : 9780711236646
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 208 page

Just Add Watercolour is an innovative and accessible guide to this most dynamic of artforms, packed with bite-sized creative painting tips and advice, offering aspiring artists the freedom to dip in and out for practical information or flick through for fresh inspiration and ideas. Showcasing nearly 100 works by contemporary artists across a range of different styles and approaches, Just Add Watercolour highlights and examines the different techniques, qualities and effects relating to each piece. Organized into chapters according to medium and materials (e.g. traditional watercolour, gouache, digital, mixed media) artwork is featured large and luscious, accompanied by extended captions, insightful tips and practical advice. A visual index at the front of the book enables the reader to easily identify a specific painting, style, colour or subject matter. Throughout the book, useful information and practical tips are provided on a wide range of topics such as tone, perspective, colour and much more besides. Readers are encouraged to discover the various ways in which similar subjects and styles are executed by different artists, while also being inspired to use the tips in the book as a way of building on their existing skills. Offering a bold, refreshing change from other run-of-the-mill art books, Just Add Watercolour adopts the unique approach of accessing practical information via the images, focusing on the way subjects can be treated using a range of different watercolour techniques, rather than looking at how to master one single style.

Author : Rachel Rubin Wolf
Genre : Art
Publisher : North Light Books
ISBN : 1600611400
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File Download : 144 page

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.

Author : Gina Rath
Genre : Art
Publisher : North Light Books
ISBN : 1581806337
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 192 page

Your All-Inclusive Solution Guide Not sure which technique you need to improve your watercolor? Choose them all! The Watercolorist's Answer Book combines the wisdom, expertise and beautiful work of eight accomplished artists in one comprehensive volume. You'll find information on using and caring for materials, advice on basic and advanced techniques and useful tips for improving your paintings. The Answer Book includes: Techniques on brushwork, paper preparation, masking, measuring and drawing A complete explanation of the watercolor wash and all its variations The secrets to color, and how to use triads, analogous colors and colorful grays Sections on light and value, contrast, value scales, reflected light and shadows Simple solutions to composition, design, the golden mean and creating dynamic paintings Practical considerations like framing, cropping, marketing and selling your artwork Twenty step-by-step demonstrations reinforce the valuable tips that fill every page. And each of the 425 tips are categorized and numbered for easy reference, so you spend less time searching for answers and more time painting! The master watercolorists who share their secrets in this book are: Betty Carr Joe Garcia Penny Soto Pat Weaver Donald Clegg Linda Stevens Moyer Jan Fabian Wallake Mary and Mary Willenbrink

Author : Hazel Harrison
Genre : Art
Publisher : Readers Digest
ISBN : 0895774666
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File Download : 176 page

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

Author : Wendon Blake
Genre : Watercolor painting
Publisher :
ISBN : 0273012177
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File Download : 256 page

Watercolor may look easy, but the professionals agree that it's the most challenging of all painting media. In this book you will have demonstrations on how to paint landscapes, Seascapes, and using watercolors for them.

Author : Roland Roycraft
Genre : Art
Publisher : North Light Books
ISBN : 1581800398
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File Download : 144 page

Anyone can learn these simple and fun methods for producing outstanding watercolor landscapes and flowers. One of the reasons that Roland's first book has been so popular (Fill Your Watercolors with Light & Color--over 65,000 copies sold) is that his techniques make watercolor fun and successful for a great number of otherwise frustrated artists. Roland has a gift for simplifying the process of painting into a few readily understood steps. In this book, he expands the teaching of his pouring technique and goes into the underlying structure of a painting. He presents a unique way of teaching composition that will delight the reader. He then presents his three-step process of painting a landscape--masking to preserve the lights, pouring on the atmosphere and spattering the textures. Next, he shows two great techniques for painting flowers, a subject that does not appear in his first book. Also included is a chapter of fun experimental techniques that readers are sure to enjoy and another chapter that answers some frequently asked questions. * Enables any artist to produce landscapes and flowers, two of the most popular painting subjects * This author has a proven sales track record Roland Roycraft spent 35 years as a commercial artist and art director with work appearing in national publications such as Saturday Evening Post, Life and Look. He is the author of the best-selling Fill Your Watercolors with Light and Color and teaches popular watercolor workshops throughout the United States. He lives in Beulah, Michigan.