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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.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Gordon MacKenzie
Publisher : North Light Books
Release Book : 2010-10-19
Download Book : 288 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1440309051


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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.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Gordon MacKenzie
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2006-04-27
Download Book : 144 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781600615757


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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.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Tom Hoffmann
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release Book : 2012-12-11
Download Book : 208 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780823006748


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Unwind and get creative as you learn all about watercolor painting--one of the fastest-growing activities for everyday adults who are looking for a hobby to easily relax and relieve stress! Modern Watercolor Botanicals is a comprehensive guide for all skill levels--beginner to advanced--that teaches everything you need to know about watercolor using easy-to-follow diagrams, pictures, and instructions. Learn how to paint and advance your skills using pieces of beautiful, traceable artwork, including detailed wildflowers, shade tropical leaves, eucalyptus wreaths, and more. Lessons in Modern Watercolor Botanicals include: • Instructions for every skill level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced • Easy-to-follow diagrams, pictures, and instructions • Each lesson builds upon skills learned in the previous lessons • 15 pieces of traceable artwork to paint, no drawing experience required! • Lessons that promote focus and mindfulness and help you reduce stress through the enjoyment of the artistic process • All you need to know to create frame-worthy masterpieces and thoughtful gifts • Prompts, challenges, and ideas to take your creativity to the next level Author Sarah Simon (@themintgardener), a Seattle-based artist who leads sold-out watercolor workshops across the U.S., shares everything she teaches her students in this book. She also answers some of the most common questions from watercolor artists at all levels: • What tools do I need? • How do I mix interesting colors? • How do I create shape, movement, and definition in my piece? • How do I find my own creative style? Delve into Modern Watercolor Botanicals to develop your skills and form your own unique artistic approach to the world of modern watercolor!

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Sarah Simon
Publisher : Blue Star Press
Release Book : 2020-05-19
Download Book : 218 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781950968305


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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

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Gina Rath
Publisher : North Light Books
Release Book : 2005-03-17
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1581806337


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Capture the Rich Textures of Nature, Step by Step Capture nature's beauty as you never have before. Beloved artist and teacher Claudia Nice leads you on an inspired journey through the great outdoors. With paints in hand, she shares with you her best techniques for creating landscapes that come alive with richness, depth and textured detail. Open this guide and start painting right away. As you follow engaging, step-by-step demonstrations and exercises, you'll learn to recreate the textural elements of a range of terrains and landscapes. Chapters include: • Creative clouds and skies • Majestic mountains, hills and mesas • Texturing trees, trunks and foliage • Rugged rocks and gritty gravel • Transparent textures for rivers, falls and lakes • Flowers of the field In a special section, Claudia covers basic texturing techniques with mini demos using lines, dots, bruising, scribbling, spattering, blotting, printing, stamping and more. From paints and pens to sponges, leaves and facial tissue, you'll explore all kinds of fun and inventive ways to create amazing textures. And to help you put it all together, Claudia includes her masterful advice for creating compositions using reference photos, field sketches and your own creative license. Each demonstration features a large image of the completed landscape, so you can see exactly how Claudia's methods work - from start to finish.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Claudia Nice
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2012-02-16
Download Book : 144 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781600616334


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Discusses painting techniques and materials, and offers projects for painting buildings, landscapes, and figures.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Ray Smith
Publisher : DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Release Book : 2002
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0789487985


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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.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Jenna Rainey
Publisher :
Release Book : 2017
Download Book : 224 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780399579721


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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.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Claire Waite Brown
Publisher : Chartwell
Release Book : 2009-01-27
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780785822813


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With a seductive painting style described as ''realism with a soul,'' capture the essence of flowers in their natural settings.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Susan Harrison-Tustain
Publisher : North Light Books
Release Book : 2002
Download Book : 128 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1581803893