Watercolours Unleashed

Author: Jane Betteridge

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781782210351

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Creativity and imaginative use of the popular watercolour medium suffuses every part of Jane Betteridge's work. In this, her first book, she shares her painting techniques and methods with you. Learn to use watercolour paints in unusual and surprising ways to create works bursting with vibrancy and beauty.
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Dynamic Watercolours

An Exploration of Colour, Texture and Technique

Author: Jane Betteridge

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782215578

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 2094

Push your watercolor painting to new heights with this exciting and inspirational book that will give you innovative additional routes to vibrancy, texture and dynamism in your art. Brimming over with exciting innovative techniques, this book pushes watercolour to new heights, introducing vibrancy, texture and dynamism to this subtle medium. Including techniques and examples of gilding, relief, texture medium, crackle paste, using gauze and many more, plus a fascinating insight into generating ideas and turning inspiration into finished artwork, this is an absorbing guide to innovating and revitalising your watercolours. Jane Betteridge's follow-up to the successful Watercolours Unleashed, this is a perfect companion title that complements without overlapping its predecessor.
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Watercolor Unleashed

New Directions for Traditional Painting Techniques

Author: Julie Gilbert Pollard

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440320880

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 6846

Discover fresh, forgiving techniques that promise less frustration and juicier results! Julie Gilbert Pollard subscribes to the "whatever works" school of painting. Not bound by tradition, she shows you how to unleash your watercolors for exciting and expressive results...and have lots of fun doing it! See how a few simple steps at the beginning can preserve the lights, lock in the darks, and allow you greater freedom to let your watercolor do what it does best: move and flow wet-into-wet, creating luminous layers of depth and vitality. Inside you'll find: 9 step-by-step painting demonstrations, plus many more quick lessons illustrating basic techniques. How to paint water, rocks, trees and other landscape elements in a lively manner. Easy techniques for making your paintings pop, including tips for successful spattering. How to combine a representational painting style with abstract acrylic underpaintings for unique and lively results. This book is all about painting boldly, embracing the medium's unpredictable nature, and achieving a loose, painterly quality. It's ideal for the beginner trying to get off on the right foot, as well as the intermediate artist looking for ways to "freshen up" their approach.
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The Magic of Watercolour Flowers

Step by step techniques and inspiration

Author: Paul Riley

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943133

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 8396

Watercolour is the ideal medium for painting flowers due to its wonderful translucency and in his new book, The Magic of Watercolour Flowers, Paul Riley shows readers how to paint colourful, vibrant flower paintings. He explains how to achieve exciting special effects in your flower compositions by using certain textural techniques, such as soft edges, and different light sources to make the most out of watercolour's natural translucency and create mood for your paintings. Paul Riley encourages readers to be more adventurous in their paintings by adding figures and still life objects to their compositions, which can lend character and personality to a painting. There are many step-by-step paintings and useful tips and techniques throughout with chapters on flower markets, flowers in the garden, flowers in the landscape and a fascinating section showing how to combine imaginative decorated still life objects with flowers. In addition, Paul Riley shows how to use collage to create exciting and unexpected compositions. Capturing the beauty of flowers in watercolour has been the aim of painters for centuries and in this book, Paul Riley, inspires and encourages readers to take their watercolour flower paintings a step further, to make the most of the medium's natural versatility.
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Brilliant Color

Painting Vibrant Outdoor Scenes

Author: Julie Gilbert Pollard

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781600610585

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 6102

Push Color Beyond the Ordinary Let go of what you see, and paint what you feel! Brilliant Color reveals a new way of thinking about color, empowering you to push the envelope beyond ordinary realism into bold landscapes full of life and energy. The transformation begins by learning to see color as value. Starting with short demos featuring diagrams, color wheels and side-by-side visual comparisons, award-winning artist Julie Gilbert Pollard shows you how to liberate your use of color to capture the lively essence of every landscape. It's not about complex color theory or painstaking attempts to paint exactly what you see. Rather, it's about pushing color to warmer or cooler extremes for stronger contrasts. Julie's signature style blends acrylic underpainting with water-mixable oils to produce striking luminosity in less time and fewer layers than traditional oil painting techniques. Ten complete step-by-step demonstrations show you how to paint gorgeous landscapes with an inspiring range of settings and seasons. Each in-depth demonstration features foolproof color mixing charts, reference photos, initial sketches, and numbered steps with detailed captions. Simply follow along and give it a try. In no time, you'll have what it takes to make your colors zing and your paintings glow.
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Acrylics Unleashed

Author: Glyn Macey

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844487967

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1818

Expressing yourself with maximum creativity takes tools and a arsenal of techniques that you use, combine and modify in your own unique pieces. For many crafters, taking that step into learning techniques, rather than just following a project step-by-step can be a big one.
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Seasonal Landscapes

Painting Watercolours with Acrylics

Author: Keith H. Fenwick

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: 9781854104786

Category: Art

Page: 128

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With Seasonal Landscapes, Keith H. Fenwick p resents the first book to combine the flexibility and versat ility of modern acrylic paints with the ever-popular techniq ues of watercolour painting. '
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If You're Bored With WATERCOLOUR Read This Book

Author: Veronica Ballart Lilja

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781575010

Category: Art

Page: 128

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You know watercolour, don't you? The perfect medium for tasteful landscapes, light seascapes and delicate still-lifes. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive... boring... Right? Wrong! In this book you'll discover a host of innovative techniques that will open your paint box to a whole new realm of possibility: luminous colour, dynamic composition, distinctive mixed media and more. Professional fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja shares a wealth of new techniques that will open up watercolour for beginners, and give experts a host of new tricks and techniques.
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Experimental Landscapes in Watercolour

Author: Ann Blockley

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849941866

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 300

View: 3929

Artist Ann Blockley is renowned for her innovative approach to traditional subjects. Following the huge success of her previous book, Experimental Flowers in Watercolour, she now explores ways to interpret landscape. Packed with stunning examples of her colourful, expressive work, this book encourages you to experiment with the same techniques in your own watercolour painting to develop a personal style. Techniques covered include combining water-based paint and ink with other media such as gesso and collage to create dramatic effects; manipulating paint with materials such as plastic wrap (clingfilm); tearing, layering and reassembling paintings into watercolour collages; and developing textures and marks made using fabrics and other found objects. Throughout the book Ann offers her personal commentary on how her paintings were created, giving us a unique insight into the mind of the artist. Both practical and inspirational, this glorious book is the ideal companion for watercolour painters who want to take their work a step further.
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Paint Yourself Calm

Author: Jean Haines

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782212829

Category: Mindfulness (Psychology)

Page: 128

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WATERCOLOURS. Life has a way of throwing unexpected obstacles in our path. Your personal anxieties can build up and seem overwhelming. Help is at hand. Master artist Jean Haines leads you on a journey through paint, showing how you can wipe away your worries with the soothing and gentle movement of watercolour on paper. Meditative, peaceful and calming, watercolour painting offers relief and solace to everyone, with no judgement or goal beyond itself. This book shows you the many ways painting can calm your life, and empower you so you have control over stress or boredom
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Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner

Author: Matthew Palmer

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844488254

Category: Art

Page: 128

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This text is a comprehensive course in watercolour landscape painting by Matthew Palmer. It begins with excellent advice for the beginner, including easy drawing for painting, composition, easy perspective, light and shade, colour and more
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Jean Haines' Atmospheric Flowers in Watercolour

Author: Jean Haines

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782215455

Category: Art

Page: 176

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If you want to breathe energy and atmosphere into your flower painting, this is the book for you. If you want to breathe energy and atmosphere into your flower painting, this is the book for you. World-renowned artist Jean Haines invites you into her garden studio to learn her techniques and approach for painting flowers in watercolour. Fresh, bright and invigorating, this practical step-by-step guide shows you how to paint a huge variety of flowers using Jean's exciting and innovative techniques. The book is bursting with beautiful finished artworks to help you get the best out of your own painting, and Jean's enthusiastic and motivational approach will inspire even the most hesitant of artists.
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Pastels Unleashed

Author: Margaret Evans

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844489084

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1561

Margaret Evans uses fantastically innovative techniques with pastels, including wet techniques as well as dry. Here she shows pastel artists how to unleash their pastels and really get creative.
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Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours

Painting with Expression, Freedom and Style

Author: Jean Haines

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844486748

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 4311

Accomplished artist Jean Haines shares her passion for watercolors in this wonderfully vibrant book suitable for complete beginners looking to kick-start their interest in painting or experienced artists who wish to work in a looser style. Taking a less conventional, almost abstract approach to watercolor painting, this guide provides expert advice and easy-to-follow exercises that can be applied to any subject, including animals, buildings, still lifes, flowers, people, and more. Known for her engaging techniques and love of color, Jean provides tips and methods for creating glorious washes and sunbursts and harnessing watercolor flow, as well as numerous finished paintings to excite and inspire. Written in a style that reflects her boundless energy and enthusiasm for watercolor, the book reveals the huge potential of this medium.
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Shirley Trevena Watercolours

Author: Shirley Trevena

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943338

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 8552

Shirley Trevena is a successful and popular watercolourist with a huge international fan base. Throughout her career Shirley has pushed the boundaries of watercolour and is regarded as one of Britain’s most innovative artists in that medium. Shirley’s watercolours are vibrant in colour, visually inspiring and strong in composition. In this book, Shirley shares her thoughts, ideas, stories and sketches of more than 100 paintings to give a valuable insight into the evolving work of a much-loved artist. Shirley breaks the conventional rules of watercolour in many different ways: through her exciting compositions, strange perspectives and above all, the strength and vibrancy of her colour combinations. In this exciting and inspiring book, Shirley gives her personal view of painting and shares her creative process with us.
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Fearless Watercolor for Beginners

Adventurous Painting Techniques to Get You Started

Author: Sandrine Pelissier

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440337260

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Finally! Artful watercolor painting for beginners! Yes, YOU can do it. YOU can create beautiful watercolor paintings--everything from florals to portraits to landscapes--even if you've never before worked with this exuberant, exciting medium. Fearless Watercolor for Beginners offers a unique, one-on-one workshop--with step-by-step demonstrations, exercises and bonus video content--that teaches you all the basics you need to get started (and then some)--and then promptly encourages you to break them! Inside you'll find: 22 step-by-step demonstrations for basic techniques, techniques for adding texture, and mixed-media techniques for truly one-of-a-kind work Dozens of easy-to-understand concepts, practical, meaningful tips and fun ideas you'll be eager to try Links to exclusive demo videos, exercises and tools to round out and enhance your workshop experience Be bold! Be daring! Be FEARLESS!
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Start to Paint with Watercolours

Author: Arnold Lowrey

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782213277

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 96

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Arnold Lowrey is a popular and experienced author and artist, well known on both sides of the Atlantic. In this book he offers an inspiring and creative introduction to watercolors, and in clear, simple-to-understand terms he explores the materials and techniques you will need to start painting. Using a vibrant and colorful palette, he clearly illustrates all the techniques from laying initial washes and capturing atmosphere to adding interest and detail -- and includes a series of step-by-step demonstrations to build up skills. Before you realize it you will be painting your own beautiful paintings -- with this fresh, innovative introduction to watercolors.
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Jean Haines' World of Watercolour

Author: Jean Haines

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781782210399

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 6157

Teaches watercolor painting techniques and features exercises and step-by-step projects that put learned skills to the test.
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Abstract Nature

Expressing the Natural World with Acrylics, Watercolour and Mixed Media

Author: Waltraud Nawratil

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782212386

Category: Nature in art

Page: 112

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Waltraud Nawratil teaches you how to express the natural world with creativity. Using a range of mediums such as acrylics, watercolour and mixed media--including elements from nature such as sand, bark and leaves--the reader learns to convey the natural world in a new and vivid light. Featuring a stunning range of Waltraud's own abstract art covering all four seasons.
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