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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. From the Hardcover edition.

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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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Step-by-step guide to creating 83 different textures using watercolors.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Cathy Johnson
Publisher : North Light Books
Release Book : 1992-03-15
Download Book : 136 Pages
ISBN-10 : PSU:000019457925


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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.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Wil Freeborn
Publisher :
Release Book : 2017-02
Download Book : 144 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781631592775


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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.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Rachel Rubin Wolf
Publisher : North Light Books
Release Book : 2009-08-06
Download Book : 144 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1600611400


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Shows how to use texture techniues such as spattering and spritzing to suggest detail and create a variety of moods and effects in watercolor painting.

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Genre Book : Texture (Art)
Author Book : Ray Hendershot
Publisher : Echo Point Books & Media
Release Book : 2014-09-10
Download Book : 130 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1626549087


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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.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Elizabeth Horowitz
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release Book : 2009
Download Book : 143 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0823033007


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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. David Dewey has regularly exhibited his watercolor paintings throughout the United States for over 30 years. His work is included in many major museums, such as the Newport Art Museum and Portland Museum of Art, and in private collections. He has had a long successful teaching career, having taught at Parson's School of Design, The National Academy of Design School, and The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Dewey also conducts popular watercolor workshops in New England, New York, and Europe. David Dewey and his wife Kathy divide their time between their homes in Blairstown, New Jersey and Owl's Head, Maine.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : David Dewey
Publisher :
Release Book : 2014-07-25
Download Book : 178 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1626548919


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

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : David Webb
Publisher : Firefly Books
Release Book : 2016-10-04
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1770857389