The Complete Watercolorist s Essential Notebook

The Complete Watercolorist s Essential Notebook
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Author: Gordon MacKenzie
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1440309051
Release: 2010-10-19
Editor: North Light Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Watercolorist s Essential Notebook Landscapes

The Watercolorist s Essential Notebook   Landscapes
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Author: Gordon MacKenzie
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781600615757
Release: 2006-04-27
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Painting with watercolors gives you endless opportunities to create the world you want. You choose whether to let the sun blaze or the rain pour, to move a maple tree here or make the trail wind over there, to subdue a hillside with quiet greens or make a forest glow with dazzling golds and reds. It's not only a matter of what to paint, but how to go about painting it. This book examines, one at a time, the three major elements of landscape painting: water, sky and land. You will be encouraged to try numerous ways of painting each one. Then you can choose the methods that best express how the outdoors speaks to you. Let this reliable collection of tips, techniques, ideas and lessons be your companion on a sure path to creative fulfillment and better watercolor landscapes.

Watercolour Landscapes

Watercolour Landscapes
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Author: Richard S. Taylor
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781849947008
Release: 2021-02-04
Editor: Batsford

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Richard Taylor is an experienced artist, teacher and popular author of many instructional painting books, specialising in watercolour. Publications include 'The Watercolorist s Guide to Painting Buildings', 'Natural Watercolours', 'The Watercolourist s Year' and the popular 'Pocket Watercolours' series published by Collins & Brown. Richard lives in Clacton on Sea, Essex, UK.

Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Painting
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Author: Tom Hoffmann
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780823006748
Release: 2012-12-11
Editor: Watson-Guptill

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Watercolorist s Answer Book

The Watercolorist s Answer Book
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Author: Gina Rath
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1581806337
Release: 2005-03-17
Editor: North Light Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself

How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself
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Author: Nita Engle
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0823099776
Release: 2007
Editor: Watson-Guptill Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers exercises that demonstrate different and unusual ways of manipulating watercolors to achieve unique effects, and includes step-by-step projects that combine spontaneity and control to present realistic landscape paintings. Reprint.

Tiny Gratitudes

Tiny Gratitudes
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Author: Brooke Rothshank
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781946764188
Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: Parallax Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Full-color illustrated moments from daily life, captured in miniature detail, offers a beautiful reminder of the joy that can be found in even the most ordinary of days. These 52 charming, miniature, tempera-paint images of mundane items are accompanied by mindfulness meditations to offer a new perspective on gratitude. During 2017, nationally recognized artist Brooke Rothshank created a weekly piece of art and a short meditation to accompany it. Painted in miniature, the images invite the viewer to slow down and see their world differently. Each painting was rendered by the artist in a slow and methodical way, contradicting our cultural need to consume more information at a greater speed.

Artists in Their Studios

Artists in Their Studios
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Author: Robert Amos
Pages: 154
ISBN: 1894898583
Release: 2007
Editor: TouchWood Editions

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Artist Robert Amos gives readers a fascinating insider's tour of studios on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands where some of Canada's best-known artists create works. Spanning more than 15 years of interviews and photographs, Amos has created panoramic collages of these artists' creative spaces, and even more revealing images with his words. Not merely biography, Amos includes examples of completed works, and the insight that only another artist, and talented arts writer, can. Artists in Their Studios is both a stunning compilation of our Canadian artistic heritage, and proof that art work in progress is art in itself. Enter the studios of: Robert Amos, Colin Graham, Ron Parker, Sarah Amos, Ted Harrison, Myfanwy Pavelic, Nixie Barton, Harry Heine, Jerry Pethick, Robert Bateman, Martin Honisch, Geoffrey Rock, Pat Martin Bates, E.J. Hughes, Carole Sabiston, Maxwell Bates, Fenwick Lansdowne, Duncan Regehr, Maarten Schaddelee, Zhang Bu, Grant Leier, Phyllis Serota, Emily Carr, Miles Lowry, Godfrey Stephens, Pat Cook, Judy McLaren, Norman Yates, Len Gibbs, Wayne Ngan, Jimmy Wright, Jim Gordaneer, Peggy Walton Packard.

Experiments in Watercolor

Experiments in Watercolor
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Author: Michael Crespo
Pages: 143
ISBN: UOM:39015012242650
Release: 1988
Editor: Watson-Guptill

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses brushes, paints, and papers, and suggests a series of exercises to introduce new techniques and approaches to watercolor

The North Light Illustrated Book of Watercolor Techniques

The North Light Illustrated Book of Watercolor Techniques
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Author: Mark Topham
Pages: 144
ISBN: UOM:49015002370048
Release: 1997
Editor: North Light Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Over 35 techniques illustrated in step-by-step demonstrations enable you to master the art of watercolor painting. Each technique is shown with two variations on the same page, showing a range of alternative applications. The work of master artists is analyzed to ensure successful watercolor painting. A section at the beginning provides you with everything you need to know to get started--Jacket.

Painting in Watercolor

Painting in Watercolor
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Author: David Webb
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1770857389
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Firefly Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Comprehensive guidance for anyone painting in watercolor, from beginners up.

The Watercolor Flower Artist s Bible

The Watercolor Flower Artist s Bible
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Author: Claire Waite Brown
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780785822813
Release: 2009-01-27
Editor: Chartwell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Learn how to analyze the structure of flowers and break them down into simple shapes; create delightful compositions; mix beautiful flower colors, from delicate pastels to rich and vibrant hues. Over 60,000 copies sold worldwide.

Focus on Watercolor

Focus on Watercolor
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Author: Timothy J. Clark
Pages: 144
ISBN: UOM:39015012226455
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses the basic techniques of watercolor painting and provides tips on light, shadow, color, and subjects

Mastering the Watercolor Wash

Mastering the Watercolor Wash
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Author: Joe Garcia
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1581804865
Release: 2003-07
Editor: North Light Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In watercolor paintings it is the masterful use of washes that creates depth, spontaneity and atmosphere. In Mastering the Watercolor Wash, Joe Garcia provides clear, simple step-by-step instructions that teach the four basic washes: flat, gradated, wet-into-wet and streaked. Painters will find plenty of guidelines and 33 demonstrations that combine these techniques to create light and shadow effects, as well as a variety of textures for popular subjects including rocks, clouds and sand.They'll also learn how to develop unique textures and special effects using salt, a palette knife, masking fluid, sponges, dry brushes, spattering and lifting techniques.Joe Garcia's work has been published in Wildlife Art, Watercolor Magic, Art of the American West, Best of Wildlife 2 and Splash 3. It has also been featured in the prestigious Birds in Art annual exhibit. Joe teaches workshops in watercolor and nature painting. He lives in Julian, California.

Watercolor Secrets

Watercolor Secrets
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Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1600611400
Release: 2009-08-06
Editor: North Light Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Watercolor You Can Do It

Watercolor  You Can Do It
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Author: Tony Couch
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780486834313
Release: 2019-05-15
Editor: Courier Dover Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A totally complete watercolor instruction guide, this long-time bestseller by a true master of the medium is full of vibrant illustrations, practical information, helpful tips, and informative demonstrations.

Sketching Stuff

Sketching Stuff
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Author: Charlie O'Shields
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9780960021925
Release: 2018-11-22
Editor: Doodlewash Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Charlie O'Shields is the creator of Doodlewash®, founder of World Watercolor Month in July, and host of the Sketching Stuff podcast. Every single day, for over three years, he created a watercolor illustration and wrote a short essay about whatever came to mind that day and posted it on his blog. These are some of the collected favorites along with some brand new musings. With over 180 illustrations, this book is part personal memoir and sometimes just a randomly fun romp through the sillier bits of this crazy world we all inhabit. Written to take on the impossible task of inspiring creativity, unleashing your inner child, and instilling hope, it will, at the very least, make you smile and touch your heart.

Watercolor Techniques

Watercolor Techniques
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Author: Michael Reardon
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781440340765
Release: 2016
Editor: North Light Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Provides basics of tools, color chemistry, and techniques, advances into perspective, color values, and architectural details, and includes eight start-to-finish demonstrations to practice those skills--

Watercolor Collins Discover

Watercolor  Collins Discover
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Author: Alwyn Crawshaw,June Crawshaw,Trevor Waugh
Pages: 191
ISBN: 0060828145
Release: 2005-11-08
Editor: HarperPB

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Collins Discover: Watercolor is your one-stop guide to begin painting This user-friendly, authoritative resource includes full-color charts, easy-to-follow guidance, and illustrations showing you everything you need to create paintings you can be proud of. Topics covered include trees, landscapes, seascapes, figures, buildings, and flowers. Inside you will find: Choosing the right materials Basic techniques Simple step-by-step exercises Troubleshooting Resource section

Watercolor A to Z

Watercolor A to Z
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Author: Grant Fuller
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1581809026
Release: 2007-11-14
Editor: North Light Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Watercolor—easy as A, B, C. This comprehensive, hands-on watercolor workshop features 26 core lessons, from "A" (animals) to "Z" (zeroing in on your artistic style). In between you'll find expert advice on painting an exciting range of popular subjects, including: barns and buildings clouds eagles and other birds flowers glass hills and valleys ice and snow landscapes seascapes boats people and portraits still lifes trees cityscapes and more! Each chapter consists of a series of step-by-step demonstrations, with special focus on key concepts (such as working from reference photos, masking, and using color and contrast) that will help you expand your watercolor repertoire. Individually, each lesson offers a stand-alone, "bite size" art session whenever you have an hour or two to devote to your painting. Together, they present a diverse "sampling" of subjects, ideas and techniques. Perfect for beginning artists just starting to explore as well as experienced artists looking to try something different, Watercolor A-Z is an engaging reference for achieving pleasing effects in watercolor, while keeping things fresh and fun.