Watercolor for Starters
Author: Paul Greaves
Publisher: David & Charles
The popular art teacher offers a complete beginner's guide to watercolors that includes extensive step-by-step instructions as well as simple exercises designed to teach basic techniques. Original.
Explores the author's artistic process for interpreting photographs to produce watercolors by detailing how twenty-seven of his own paintings evolved from photographs, with diagrams, color charts, and explanations of relevant painting techniques.
Important as it is, successful watercolors require more than good technique. Often, it is the artist’s attitude to their work that can make the difference between a merely competent painting and one that really stands out. Confidence is the key, and for the intermediate painter, this comes not just by practicing techniques but also by developing a deeper understanding of the underlying tenets of watercolor painting. Hazel Soan, internationally successful artist and instructor, reveals the secrets of watercolor painting that are so often overlooked in the desire to capture likeness. By focusing on the practice and discipline of painting, artists will build confidence in their skills, which will lead to a more positive approach and to paintings that are both vibrant and exciting.
Introduces the materials, principles, techniques, and methods of painting with watercolor and includes step-by-step demonstrations.
Watercolor Workshop II
Author: Glynis Barnes-Mellish
Building on the success of Drawing Workshop and Watercolor Workshop, the twelve new inspiring projects in each book targetartists who want to improve their skills and help them to further develop theirown style. Combines clear information with step-by-step projects Projects include up-close details, tips and hints Written by practicing artists whose innovative approach and enthusiasm aimto inspire Demonstrates how successful artists approach different themes and techniques
This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful watercolour paintings of people in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn't have much time to paint.
Start painting today - it's easier than you think! If you've ever dreamed of painting in watercolor, this is the book for you. It's designed to help you start experiencing the joy of watercolor immediately - even if you've never picked up a brush. Mark and Mary Willenbrink provide all the guidance and encouragement you need. Their painting techniques, tips and tricks help make every step you take a success, from selecting colors to designing a composition. It's like having two private art instructors right there at your side. In no time at all you'll be hanging original works of art - pieces you'll be proud to show to family and friends. The Willenbrinks' easy-to-follow instruction ensures it. Don't put off your artistic life another day!
Author: Karen Richardson
"Watercolour Toolbox focuses on simple solutions that anyone can learn, illustrated with step-by-step demonstrations for creating realistic stones, flowers, landscapes, and buildings"--Page 4 of cover.
The Secret of Watercolour
Author: James Fletcher-Watson
Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited
James Fletcher-Watson's characteristic style shines through the of this pages book, continuing to inspire all watercolour enthusiasts with his translucent washes, dramatic skies, atmospheric mountain scenes and skill in capturing the true spirit of a place. For all those who enjoyed the hugely popular Magic of Watercolour here is a source of new inspiration and information. Clear instructions and beautiful paintings show how to capture shifting light and weather conditions, how to add detail to skies, trees, water and mountains and how to create subtle shadows and reflections.
Outlines the basic techniques required to paint with watercolour. The book demonstrates the development of various paintings with step-by-step instructions and gives advice on perspective and stencilling. The author has also written Rowland Hilder Country and Rowland Hilder's England.
This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful watercolour landscapes in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn't have much time to paint.
Author: Chuck Long
Publisher: North Light Books
Make Every Painting a Success! A must-have for any novice watercolorist! This all-purpose guide is filed with classic lessons that cover all the material you need to get started in watercolor. This is simple yet imperative watercolor at its best - no frills or tricks. Your paintings will look better and you'll enjoy your painting time more when you follow Chuck Long's tried-and-true advice. With Chuck Long's experience and friendly teaching style, you'll soon make every watercolor you paint a success! Inside you'll find: The nuts and bolts of watercolor painting presented with a friendly voice so you can develop a strong foundation while having fun Over 200 illustrations that lead you through the basic principles and techniques of watercolor and foster your growth as an artist 11 demonstrations that encourage and challenge you to develop and hone your skills A variety of subjects, including boats, shore scenes, architecture, foliage and wooded landscapes, mountains, lakes and lighthouses
Author: David Sanmiguel
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
A successful watercolor seems to be the product of pure inspiration--effortless, and with a light touch that produces magical results. However, this complete on-the-page class teaches every aspect of the watercolorist’s art, from the pigments, paints, palettes, and papers to drawing techniques and color harmony, in nine beautiful projects. Inspiring photographs go close-up to capture every line, stroke, and figure emerging from the brush, and numerous examples of lovely artwork appear throughout to illustrate the points. Learn to do line drawings, create blocks of color, work with cool and warm tones, paint en plein air (from nature), and interpret trees, skies, sea, and beach. The final projects feature all the most popular styles, including portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.
A paperback reissue Hazel Soan's classic practical art book. Hazel Soan is a well-known and popular artist and an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher. In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how wonderfully versatile and beguiling the medium of watercolour is and how to get the most out of it. Hazel stresses how important it is to understand the characteristics of the medium in order to exploit it to the full. She encourages the reader to explore the properties of watercolour and to be unafraid of strength of colour and brushstroke. Hazel shows through demonstration and projects that tone is king in watercolour and illustrates how to paint light with the use of shade. Armed with this understanding she demonstrates that watercolour is not such an unforgiving medium after all: accidents and mistakes can be disguised, overridden and corrected. The Essence of Watercolour is a culmination of many years of Hazel's teaching and demonstrating, in which she offers inspirational insights into the secrets of watercolour painting and encourages artists to take their art to the next level.