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Secrets Of Watercolour Success

Author : Hazel Soan
ISBN : 0007194463
Genre : Art
File Size : 86. 46 MB
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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.

James Fletcher Watson S Watercolour Secrets

Author : James Fletcher-Watson
ISBN : 0713487577
Genre : Art
File Size : 70. 31 MB
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All the essential skills for successful painting are beautifully illustrated and described by one of the inspirational watercolour painters working today. James Fletcher-Watson inspires all enthusiasts with his translucent washes, dramatic skies, atmospheric mountain scenes and skill in capturing the true spirit of a place. While focusing on individual elements, including skies, trees, country cottages, town houses, mountains, water, people and animals, each chapter offers advice on putting them all together in stunning landscapes and townscapes. Along with information on choosing brushes, paper and colours, there is a helpful section on composition. Paintings are used to demonstrate how to build up texture and detail; the subtle mixing of colours to produce shadows and reflections; and how to introduce distance and perspective into a scene. Moving from brooding hills and lakeland scenes to the charm of country lanes and the grandeur of Venice and Florence, the book illustrates exactly what you need to know to make a successful painting. This revision and reworking of Secrets of Watercolour takes the best of James Fletcher-Watson's earlier work and combines it with his masterly work of recent years.

The Essence Of Watercolour

Author : Hazel Soan
ISBN : 9781849944779
Genre : Art
File Size : 59. 25 MB
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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.

Tom Lynch S Watercolor Secrets

Author : Tom Lynch
ISBN : 0578128683
Genre : Art
File Size : 40. 87 MB
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Shares techniques for creating dynamic watercolor paintings, including creating paintings with more than just a brush, using more vibrant and brilliant colors, and defining an "impact area" within a painting.

Artful Watercolor

Author : Lou Bonamarte
ISBN : 1402754094
Genre : Art
File Size : 84. 26 MB
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Goes beyond traditional instruction to counsel developing artists on the timing and purpose of specific watercolor techniques, detailing the best uses of light and shadow, color values, exploring expressions of conflict and more.

The Watercolour Enigma

Author : Stephen Coates
ISBN : 1782215611
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A progressive, informative art course for beginner watercolorists, revealing the secrets and science behind watercolor. Many watercolor artists are disappointed with the results of their endeavors, because their attempts at painting do not always turn out as intended. However, the majority of mistakes are caused by the misuse of paint rather than artistic inability. Understanding the medium and how to use it will turn failure into success, and discovering the truth about how to use watercolors is exciting, liberating and enormously rewarding. The Watercolour Enigma is based on a practical course by artist Stephen Coates, and is designed to take the student through a process of learning rarely seen in other practical art books. By examining the basic science of watercolour - the properties of water and color pigment, and through a series of practical, straightforward, step-by-step painting exercises, budding painters will leave Stephen's book not only with a mine of watercolor knowledge, but also will step away with a selection of stunning paintings they will be proud to have painted. Fulfil your dream and learn to paint like a true, watercolour expert.

Watercolor Secrets

Author : Robin Berry
ISBN : 1606523376
Genre : Art
File Size : 63. 82 MB
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This beautifully illustrated book is an indispensable compendium of essential know-how and ten inspirational projects using watercolor. It includes over 200 tips and step-by-step techniques organized to help you build on each skill you learn. Aimed at all painter levels, Watercolor Secrets is packed with expert advice on every aspect of watercolor painting. Beginners can follow processes step-by-step, while more experienced artists can dip in and out for help with specific problems. "Try it" and "fix it" panels placed throughout the book suggest ways to practice and develop new skills and avoid or correct common painting mistakes. Learn how to: Create subtle and dramatic effects Use household materials to save money Pick the right paints, brushes, and equipment to suit your project Choose a proper subject Choose interesting color palettes Each topic, self-contained in a one- or two-page spread, is fully explained and illustrated with photographs and more detailed diagrams where helpful. Advance your artistic understanding, dexterity, and ingenuity with the over 200 secrets included to help you practice the skills you've learned.

Breaking The Rules Of Watercolour

Author : Shirley Trevena
ISBN : 1906388830
Genre : Art
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Shirley Trevena is a well-known and successful watercolourist, with a huge international fan base. Throughout her career she has pushed the boundaries of watercolour and is regarded as one of Britain's most innovative artists in that medium. Shirley's watercolours are visually inspiring, vibrant in colour and strong in composition This, her third book, shows how she achieves her stunning results by pushing the medium to its limits. Shirley takes the reader through 10 paintings in great detail and shares all her professional tips and painting secrets. In addition, each painting has large close-up details so the reader can really see all the brushstrokes. Shirley breaks the conventional rules of watercolour in many different ways: through her compositions, strange perspectives, fascinating textures and, above all, the strength and vibrancy of her colour combinations. In Breaking the Rules of Watercolour, Shirley explains all her painting decisions and demonstrates her techniques at every stage. In this way, she encourages all watercolourists, whatever their level, to experiment with the medium and produce exciting and challenging work of their own.

Watercolor Success

Author : Chuck Long
ISBN : 1581805535
Genre : Art
File Size : 22. 92 MB
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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

Secrets To Painting Realistic Faces In Watercolor

Author : Carrie Stuart Parks
ISBN : 1440309043
Genre : Art
File Size : 45. 83 MB
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Paint Lively, Expressive Watercolor Portraits Ready to unlock the secrets of watercolor? With the masterful instruction of Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks, success is within your reach. In this beginner-friendly guide, Carrie and Rick shares their 30-plus years of experience as artists and instructors to give you the tools and techniques for painting lively, realistic watercolor portraits you can be proud of. Detailed step-by-step demonstrations and lots of tips and sidebars help you avoid mistakes, stay loose and have fun. In addition to complete information on supplies and materials, each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of watercolor portrait painting, visually teaching you how to: Handle watercolors with confidence using washes, masking, underpainting and a "less-is-more" approach Map out great compositions by using grids, transferring the drawing, choosing colors and applying masking in the right places Convey light and dark values with precision and impact for striking, lifelike portraits Paint beautiful hair in all styles, colors and textures by building tones gradually Avoid common watercolor missteps (and learn to fix the ones you couldn't help) by following a whole chapter of advice just for those "oops" moments Gain the confidence to "step out of your comfort zone" and work to establish your own distinct and expressive painting style Leave your frustration and fear of watercolor in the past. With Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks you have all the guidance you need to paint the faces you love with skill and style. Get started today! "I want you to have every secret, every tool, every technique, every shortcut, and every success in your painting. I want you to feel that you've found your true artistic style and expression with this medium." —bestselling author and artist, Carrie Stuart Parks

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