The Essence of Watercolour

The secrets and techniques of watercolour painting revealed

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944776

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 6872

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.

Watercolor from the Heart

Techniques for Painting the Essence of Nature

Author: Barbara Nechis

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823016242

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 8873

Nechis encourages experimentation with watercolors, stressing that artists who take risks develop faster than those who abide by the rules. After presenting traditional methods, Nechis shows how to play with them and how the natural environment inspires new ways of seeing and painting. 175 full-color illus.

The Essence of Art

Victorian Advice on the Practice of Painting

Author: Craig Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429801203

Category: Art

Page: 177

View: 6590

First published in 1999, this book asks what kind of advice was available to somebody wishing to embark upon oil painting in England between 1850 and 1900. It is a fascinating collection of Victorian instruction on how and what to paint, linked to crucial advice about art, its meaning and its relation to contemporary life, given by practising artists, important and often popular in their time, but whose lectures and writings are long overdue for reappraisal: Leslie, Hamerton, O’Neil, Poynter, Watts, Leighton, Armitage, Quilter and Herkomer. Here, beyond the familiar voices of Ruskin, Whistler and Pater, we have a whole range of experience from an age in which issues about painting were hotly debated by large numbers of people: professional artists, amateurs, critics, gallery-goers and Academy students. This anthology brings back to life the humour, seriousness, ambitions, eccentricities and controversies of people whose work shaped the nature of mainstream Victorian art.

Drawing and Painting Animals

How to Capture the Essence of Wildlife Art

Author: Edward Aldrich

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 7936

Offers step-by-step lessons on painting and drawing wildlife with tips on materials, drawing or painting on location, the painting process, and techniques, such as, composition, design, lighting, and color

Big Brush Watercolour

Author: Ron Ranson

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715301951

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 2771

Using the Japanese hake brush, obtainable from most art and craft shops, Ron Ranson demonstrates how, because of its nature and size, it forces the watercolourist to simplify the subject matter and thus distil the essence of a scene. He also discusses the dissecting and dramatizing of the subject.

Capturing the Essence

Techniques for Bird Artists

Author: William T. Cooper


ISBN: 064310156X

Category: Birds

Page: 124

View: 6121

Capturing the Essence is a step-by-step personal guide - by one of Australia's greatest living bird artists - to observing, retaining the essential information and then painting birds from field notes and sketches,photographs and other field observations. The author takes the reader through the processes involved in oil painting, watercolour and acrylic techniques, and a piece of art is built up in stages to demonstrate the skills required in each of these media. While the book covers some of the general basics relevant to various kinds of painting of natural history subjects, the concentration is very much on birds. Painting or drawing any subject well, gives great satisfaction. In this book the author hopes to help the reader become competent at drawing and painting birds, or at least to enjoy trying!

Experimental Flowers in Watercolour

Author: Ann Blockley

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849941440

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 1537

Well-known watercolour painter Ann Blockley presents flowers through a variety of interpretations, from traditional to unconventional in both technique and concept. In this exciting new book she really pushes the boundaries of watercolour, showing how to paint a stunning range of flowers throughout the seasons. Everyone loves to paint flowers in spring and summer but Ann inspires you to paint dramatic seedheads, foliage, fruit and berries in winter, as well as the more traditional flowers and blossoms. She also demonstrates how to create exciting textures by using collage materials like glitter, sequins, salt and gold paint. Divided by seasons into four sections, Experimental Flowers in Watercolour is a practical and inspirational book aimed at the more experienced flower painter who wishes to take their painting to the next level.

Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor

Author: Don Andrews

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications


Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 5213

Discusses drawing and painting materials, visual interest, edge quality, negative space, color, and value, and tells how to work with models

The Essence: A U.S. American Artist Progression in Art & What Is Truly Beautiful

Author: Jr. Joseph L. Talamante

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1619967162

Category: Art

Page: 234

View: 4058

Joe is a red, white and blue blooded American Artist; third generation Californian and is one in a family of six generations to reside in the Golden State, five generations native. He is the third child of seven. Joe married in nineteen-seventytwo. He and his wife have two children and presently one grandchild. Art, creative expression and their first influences came from Joe's mom. As a youth and to the present time, art has been and is a compelling force in his spirit. It is through the progression of art in his life that he is blessed with the knowledge and experience of "What Is Truly Beautiful."

The essence of liberty

free black women during the slave era

Author: Wilma King

Publisher: University of Missouri

ISBN: 9780826216571

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 4194

"King uses a wide range of sources to examine the experiences of free black women in both the North and the South, from the colonial period through emancipation, showing how they became free, educated themselves, found jobs, maintained self-esteem, and de

Watercolour Rainbow

Exploring the Colours in Your Palette

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849941242

Category: Colors

Page: 144

View: 5268

Hazel Soan's Watercolour Rainbow is an inspiring yet practical book on colour. She sets out to encourage and inspire all watercolour artists to make really radiant and colourful paintings. Hazel takes each main colour in the palette in turn and shows how to use the pigments to their maximum effect with lots of practical hints and tips throughout, as well as projects to show how the colours work in practice. All artists, whatever their level, seek advice on how to improve their paintings and this exciting book will inspire all watercolourists to use their palette to the maximum effect. The book includes: Colour Rules; The Pigments; Transparency and Opacity; Mixing Colours; The Yellows, The Reds, The Blues, The Greens, The Browns, The Blacks and Greys, The Whites; The End of the Rainbow.


Author: Milind Mulick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788179251119

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 128

View: 6896

This book by Milind Mulick has been in great demand since the first edition. It is unique in introducing the student and enthusiast to the world of watercolour in a step-by-step manner. Mulick's mastery over the medium is evident. Although he has been influenced by the British tradition of watercolour painting, Mulick's style has evolved over the years; and has acquired a unique Indian flavour. Vibrancy of colours and an ability to capture the essence of the subject are the hallmark of his paintings.

Manual of Gynecologic Surgery

Author: Byron J. Masterson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461248604

Category: Medical

Page: 379

View: 8141

for a significant portion of the new information in this book. His ability to select the important developments from the literature of the last five years was essential to the completion of this second edition. Further, Dr. Stone's original research on wounds and sutures is included in this volume. Dr. Felix Rutledge and Dr. Laman Gray, Sr., in addition to all the named authors, made valuable comments. Their years of experience were especially helpful in updating the chapters on ovarian surgery and vaginal hysterectomy. My personal Administrative Assistant, Elizabeth Davies, successfully coor dinated my various clinical schedules, speaking engagements and department obligations, providing me the time necessary for writing this book. The advice and support of Jerry Stone, Senior Medical Editor, Springer Verlag, also were invaluable in the production of this edition. Lastly, one of our team became ill while we were preparing this book and subsequently died of a rare malignancy. Her outstanding work while with us and her continued interest and encouragement, even though quite of us. Mrs. Sue Koenig was a bright, competent ill, was an inspiration to all and effective co-worker whom is missed by all of us in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Louisville.

Great British Watercolors

From the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art

Author: Matthew Hargraves

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300116586

Category: Art

Page: 223

View: 5056

Paul Mellon (1907--1999) assembled one of the world’s greatest collections of British drawings and watercolors. In his memoirs he wrote of their “beauty and freshness… their immediacy and sureness of technique, their comprehensiveness of subject matter, their vital qualities, their Englishness.” This catalogue celebrating the centenary of Mellon's birth features eighty-eight outstanding watercolors from the fifty thousand works of art on paper with which he endowed the Yale Center for British Art. The selection spans the emergence of watercolor painting in the mid-18th century to its apogee in the mid-19th. These works highlight the diversity of British watercolors, showcasing both landscape and figurative works by some of the principal artists working in the medium, including Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Rowlandson, William Blake, and J. M.W. Turner.

Out of the Dark

Night paintings of Alfred Muma

Author: Alfred Muma

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460203224

Category: Art

Page: 120

View: 8660

OUT OF THE DARK captures the colourful interplay and beauty of the night-time colours seen in Alfred Muma's paintings. Since Alfred's first night painting experience on Rock Lake, Algonquin Park as a teen, he has found inspiration and delight in the lights, colours and forms of the world he sees by night.

Botanical Illustration in Watercolour

Author: Eleanor B. Wunderlich

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780823005307

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1701

Capture the fascinating beauty of plants. How can an artist create a botanical portrait that is both accurate and aesthetically pleasing? This is the essence of an art form whose charm and universal appeal have made it popular for centuries. Botanical Illustration in Watercolor is the first authoritative, comprehensive book to focus specifically on the materials and techniques of painting plants in watercolor. This book is full of essential advice not found in any other watercolor books, such as: • What a botanical illustration must include to meet the requirements of scientific accuracy. • How to prop up a heavy woody branch at the desired angle. • How to keep ferns and delicate flowers from wilting before the picture is finished. • How to mix the specific colors of paint most often needed for depicting plants. • How to plan the design of a drawing that involves heavy foliage or multiple stems.

The Power of Influence

The Easy Way to Make Money Online

Author: Sarah Prout

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781742469775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 3452

The internet offers a wondrous world of possibilities for anyone with an entrepreneurial streak, including the chance to gain international recognition and influence without even leaving the house! Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook make it possible to leverage the most powerful marketing tool available—you!—no technical wizardry or design savvy required. In this candid and accessible book, internet entrepreneur Sarah Prout reveals how anyone, with any level of experience, can build a successful online business and harness the power of influence with social media. She shares her tried-and-tested methods for networking and attracting subscribers and followers, debunks social media myths, road-tests a range of different business models, and gives you all the inspiration and power tips you’ll need to get your online business—and bank account—thriving in no time.