The Complete Watercolorist s Essential Notebook

The Complete Watercolorist s Essential Notebook


  • Release: 2010-10-19
  • Publisher: North Light Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 1440309051
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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.

Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Painting


  • Release: 2012-12-11
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9780823006748
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

The Watercolorist s Answer Book

The Watercolorist s Answer Book


  • Release: 2005-03-17
  • Publisher: North Light Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 1581806337
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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

The Joy of Watercolor

The Joy of Watercolor


  • Release: 2018-08-07
  • Publisher: Running Press Adult
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 500 page
  • ISBN: 9780762465859
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Enjoy the meditative art of watercolor with simple supplies, forty colorful illustrated lessons, and easy step-by-step 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. Forty straightforward lessons promise fun and colorful results -- no pressure and no skill required. This simple painting medium produces colorful, modern paintings to adorn invitations, gifts, and walls. The forty lessons cover useful topics like: Painting on vacation Painting your pets Layering colors Mixing colors Painting flowers and plants The supplies are simple: a basic palette of watercolors, a selection of brushes, and nice thick paper will do the job. Your bright, whimsical art is guaranteed to bring color to any gray day. It's never too late to pick up a new hobby -- start painting your own beautiful cards and artwork today!

Glorious Garden Flowers in Watercolor

Glorious Garden Flowers in Watercolor


  • Release: 2002
  • Publisher: North Light Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 1581803893
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With a seductive painting style described as ''realism with a soul,'' capture the essence of flowers in their natural settings.

The Watercolorist s Essential Notebook   Landscapes

The Watercolorist s Essential Notebook Landscapes


  • Release: 2006-04-27
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9781600615757
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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.

Watercolor

Watercolor


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 143 page
  • ISBN: 0823033007
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An easy-to-follow primer helps beginning watercolorists develop basic painting skills, as well as their own personal style, in a guide by a professional artist and teacher with two hundred full-color illustrations.

Watercolor Secrets

Watercolor Secrets


  • Release: 2009-08-06
  • Publisher: North Light Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 1600611400
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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.

The Watercolor Handbook

The Watercolor Handbook


  • Release: 1986
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 159 page
  • ISBN: 0517563061
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Aspiring and skilled watercolor artists will love learning the techniques of the great masters with this attractive manual--perfect for reference, practice, and unlimited inspiration. 160 full-color and 25 black-and-white illustrations.

Everyday Watercolor

Everyday Watercolor


  • Release: 2017
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9780399579721
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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.