Watercolor Painting For Dummies

Watercolor Painting For Dummies

This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master the basics.

Author: Colette Pitcher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052005

Category: Art

Page: 324

View: 678

Have you ever been amazed by watercolor paintings that seem to spring to life before your eyes? Would you love to be able to paint with watercolors? Now, you can. Watercolor Painting For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to create breathtaking paintings so beautiful you won’t believe you made them yourself. This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master the basics. Filled with full-color projects and sample paintings, it shows you how to work with color and texture, practice composition, and make smooth changes. You’ll find out how to select the best tools, materials, and supplies, practice basic brush strokes, and use the three best common techniques: flat wash, graded wash, and rough texture. Discover how to: Select the right brushes, pigments, and paper Mix colors and work with white Create backgrounds and foregrounds Transfer your drawings to watercolor Avoid common watercolor mistakes Experiment with texture using salt, sponges, plastic wrap, and more Find your way around the color wheel Practice the principles of design Plan compositions using thumbnails Work with one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective Paint fabrics, shiny surfaces, and organic textures Paint landscapes, seascapes, animals and more Complete with strategies for improving your painting immediately and marketing and selling your work, Watercolor Painting For Dummies, is the resource you need to make your creative dreams come true.
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The Art of Watercolor Painting

The Art of Watercolor Painting

An inclusive how-to-paint book, The Art of Watercolor Painting features simple step-by-step projects, as well as instruction for employing a variety of watercolor techniques, including creating washes and working wet into wet.

Author: Thomas Needham

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 9781600583384

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 892

An inclusive how-to-paint book, The Art of Watercolor Painting features simple step-by-step projects, as well as instruction for employing a variety of watercolor techniques, including creating washes and working wet into wet.
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Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting

Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting

Brilliant guide by renowned artist tells all, from basics to creating masterful landscapes, portraits, and figures.

Author: Edgar A. Whitney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486134482

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 377

Brilliant guide by renowned artist tells all, from basics to creating masterful landscapes, portraits, and figures. Full-color sections follow evolution of seven of the author's own watercolors. 37 color and over 100 black-and-white illustrations.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Watercolor painting ( May Subd Geog ) INDI700 - ND2495 ) UF Water - color
painting Former heading Water - color paintings Water - colors Former heading )
Watercolor paintings Watercolors BT Painting NT Fore - edge painting Gouache ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89104096706

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page:

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

... Eleocharis dulcis Waterclover USE Marsilea Watercolor painters USE
Watercolorists Watercolor painting (May Subd ... Water-colors [Former heading]
Water-colour painting Water-colours Watercolor paintings Watercolors
Watercolours BT ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000021654503

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page:

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Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Painting

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.

Author: Tom Hoffmann

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780823006748

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 759

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.
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Watercolor

Watercolor

The result is an explosion of amazing new work by contemporary artists. This volume surveys the current revival of this loveliest of mediums, in portfolios from more than 20 of today's top watercolor artists from around the globe.

Author: Leslie Dutcher

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452112640

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 710

Watercolor is taking the art, fashion, and home décor worlds by storm. The result is an explosion of amazing new work by contemporary artists. This volume surveys the current revival of this loveliest of mediums, in portfolios from more than 20 of today's top watercolor artists from around the globe. From the evocative visual journals of Danny Gregory and Fabrice Moireau, through the fashion-inspired portraits of Samantha Hahn and Virginia Johnson, to the indie art stylings of Jane Mount and Becca Stadtlander, Watercolor stunningly showcases painterly brilliance. With artist profiles, an informative history of the medium, and an inspiring preface by DailyCandy's Sujean Rim, this is the guide to a beautiful revolution.
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Painting with Watercolor

Painting with Watercolor

But the same unpredictability can be harnessed to create some of the most spontaneous and fresh artworks. In this book, you will learn - Painting with watercolor using both transparent and opaque forms of watercolor.

Author: Shirish Deshpande

Publisher: Shirish Deshpande

ISBN: 9788194919124

Category: Art

Page:

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Watercolor painting is one of the most exhilarating and most frustrating experiences one can have. The watercolor medium is notorious for its unpredictability and unforgiving quality. But the same unpredictability can be harnessed to create some of the most spontaneous and fresh artworks. In this book, you will learn - Painting with watercolor using both transparent and opaque forms of watercolor. - Understanding shapes and values while painting. - Warm and cool colors. - Complementary colors and how to use them to add some ‘pop’ to your paintings. - Creating interesting and harmonious compositions using o Unity o Contrast o Balance o Dominance o Repetition o Variety - Basics of one-point and two-point perspective. - Coloring techniques o Applying washes. o Layering and adding depth, atmospheric perspective. o Foreground, background and out-of-focus elements. o Hard and soft edges. o Negative spaces and highlights. o ‘Exotic techniques’ for adding some zing to your paintings. Of course, the real learning happens by doing. So, you will apply all the techniques you learned so far in 10 step-by-step exercises. - A serene sunset - The twin trees - A still life painting - An old wall covered with creeper plants (vines) - Grass and the fence - A waterfront house - A rustic house - Cabin in the snow - Autumn tree near a lake - The waterfall At the end of the book, you will get links to video demonstrations for many of the paintings included in the book. It’s time to lose the fear of the watercolor and start enjoying it. Happy painting 😊
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Watercolor

Watercolor

Creating a piece of artwork that might be mistaken for a photograph is the goal of many aspiring artists. With this 32-page guide, even beginners can learn methods for painting with amazing realism and accuracy.

Author: Daniel K Tennant

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 9781600581243

Category: Art

Page: 32

View: 231

Creating a piece of artwork that might be mistaken for a photograph is the goal of many aspiring artists. With this 32-page guide, even beginners can learn methods for painting with amazing realism and accuracy. Accomplished artist Daniel Tennant explains the basics of using gouache and airbrushing and provides in-depth information on essential techniques such as gradating, using stencils, and creating a metallic effect. He also offers instruction on common elements of traditional still lifes, guiding readers from applying the initial layer of color through adding texture to detailing with shadows and highlights. The book also features several inspiring projects, each broken down into numerous, digestible steps so artists can easily follow along.
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Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Painting

About this book: - What You'll Need - The Basics - Techniques - Basic Watercolor Paintings - Drawing leaves - Drawing trees and grass - Watercolor over pencil - Simple watercolor painting (still life) - Gradated wash - Wet into Wet - ...

Author: Irma Neely

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1544671369

Category:

Page: 142

View: 140

+ Bonus (Free book) All the information on the last page Welcome to the book about Watercolor Paintings! This book is a fantastic and instructive collection of watercolour paintings and sketches, where you will learn exactly what those are and how to create your own from nothing at all. In this book you will learn about the basics required of you in order to start your trip down this artistic and fulfilling avenue as well as the more technical variations of this style of art. The best part of this book and honestly the most beautiful part of any book is the artwork. With that in mind you must just be thrilled and ecstatic about finally reaching that point. Without further ado then, consider this your introduction to the world of art contained within these pages and now go forth and learn how to create your very own beautiful watercolour sketches and paintings. By the time you finish up with this book you'll be able to decorate a whole room with your beautiful art. Let's get started! You'll learn from this book: What You'll Need The Basics Techniques Basic Watercolor Paintings Drawing leaves Drawing trees and grass Watercolor over pencil Simple watercolor painting (still life) Gradated wash Wet into Wet Painting landscape (mountains) Simple painting of trees Mixed techniques More examples
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Modern Watercolor

Modern Watercolor

With Modern Watercolor, discover how to paint in watercolor by harnessing the medium's unique transparent qualities to create stunning works of art, stationery, gifts, and more.

Author: Kristin Van Leuven

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

ISBN: 9781633223561

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 936

It’s time to get your feet wet with watercolors! This dynamic and inspirational guide will set you down a path of exploration as you learn to play with watercolors. You will learn to effectively use basic techniques and principles to create beautiful, expressive works of art. In Modern Watercolor, artists will discover how to paint in watercolor by harnessing the medium's unique transparent qualities to create stunning works of art, stationery, gifts, and more. From selecting your first watercolor paints to learning to blend colors into a unique palette, we are here to guide you as you begin your journey. By the end, your paintings will be cohesive and rich. These easy-to-follow lessons will explore using watercolor on different surfaces, how to create basic shapes using fun techniques, and how to create myriad gorgeous effects that can be achieved with different brushes and strokes. You will even learn how to add layers of dimension and texture and how to work with resist techniques to create pretty patterns and gorgeous backgrounds.
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Acrylic Watercolor Painting

Acrylic Watercolor Painting

Demonstrating how acrylic paints not only lend themselves to all basic watercolor techniques, this guide offers step-by-step coverage of painting surfaces, colors, and mediums as well as basic techniques: washes, wet-in-wet, drybrush, ...

Author: Wendon Blake

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486299120

Category: Art

Page: 148

View: 494

Demonstrating how acrylic paints not only lend themselves to all basic watercolor techniques, this guide offers step-by-step coverage of painting surfaces, colors, and mediums as well as basic techniques: washes, wet-in-wet, drybrush, scumbling, opaque, and more. Includes 75 paintings by leading American watercolorists demonstrating extraordinary variety of techniques. 126 illustrations, including 21 in full color.
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No Fail Watercolor

No Fail Watercolor

Above all, No-Fail Watercolor will remind you to let go of rigidity, to revel in the moment and to discover yourself along the way—because therein lies the true meaning of art.

Author: Mako

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781645671558

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 278

Create Stunning Watercolor Projects in Just a Few Simple Steps Mako, the artist behind the beloved blog and YouTube channel makoccino, brings you the most comprehensive beginner’s guide to watercolor. If you’ve ever struggled with self-confidence concerning your art, or been overwhelmed by which brushes you need or how to blend paint, look no further than the gorgeous projects offered in No-Fail Watercolor. Through over 25 activities that are as lovely as they are accessible, Mako sheds light on the secrets to making dazzling watercolor paintings and guides you step by step through practicing and polishing your budding skills. Learn to differentiate between monochromatic, complementary and analogous colors in the Color Harmony chapter; build your understanding of different mediums and textures with techniques like Painting with a Sponge or Softening and Blending; and take a tour through exquisite landscapes with projects like Cloudy Sunset Sky, Enchanted Forest or Ocean Cave. Prepare to be challenged in the most fun way and to embrace simple but effective methods that will soon have you mastering watercolor. Above all, No-Fail Watercolor will remind you to let go of rigidity, to revel in the moment and to discover yourself along the way—because therein lies the true meaning of art.
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The Watercolor Painting Book

The Watercolor Painting Book

Provides detailed demonstrations to help the beginner develop and refine skills and techniques in painting still lifes, landscapes, and seascapes

Author: Wendon Blake

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106012316870

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 128

Provides detailed demonstrations to help the beginner develop and refine skills and techniques in painting still lifes, landscapes, and seascapes
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Watercolor You Can Do It

Watercolor  You Can Do It

Watercolor: You Can Do It! is an ideal companion for beginning to advanced artists, suitable for individual study as well as a text for art students and teachers.

Author: Tony Couch

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486840369

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 480

A totally complete watercolor instruction guide, this long-time bestseller by a true master of the medium is full of vibrant illustrations, practical information, helpful tips, and informative demonstrations.
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Watercolor Painting Techniques

Watercolor Painting Techniques

Author: David Lewis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0823056694

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 555

Learn how to master watercolor working techniques to create your own successful paintings.
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Painting Watercolor Portraits

Painting Watercolor Portraits

Shows step-by-step watercolor painting projects, including drawing skills, lifelike facial features, developing shape and form from lighting, mixing colors, and tips on what tools and materials to use

Author: Al Stine

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: UOM:49015002364876

Category: Art

Page: 125

View: 458

Shows step-by-step watercolor painting projects, including drawing skills, lifelike facial features, developing shape and form from lighting, mixing colors, and tips on what tools and materials to use
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Watercolor Painting for the Beginner

Watercolor Painting for the Beginner

Care of Watercolor Paintings WATERCOLORS DEMAND a minimum of care .
They are not subject to the ills of oil paintings such as darkening , cracking ,
peeling , etc. Once properly framed and hung , watercolors need no attention
save the ...

Author: Jacob Getlar Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112010322110

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 127

View: 863

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A System of Water Color Painting

A System of Water Color Painting

Some trees can be more firmly painted by working the color thickly : and not only
does this afford greater power , but it ... the local color , light and shadow , and
detail ; and it will then resemble more the character of oil than watercolor painting
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Author: Aaron Edwin Penley

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN2F6Q

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 68

View: 354

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Watercolor Painting with Passion

Watercolor Painting with Passion

The author shows how it is possible to transcend the principles of technique and take painting to a higher plateau--where passion is awakened every time a brush is picked up.

Author: Alvaro Castagnet

Publisher: International Artist Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 192983408X

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 475

The author shows how it is possible to transcend the principles of technique and take painting to a higher plateau--where passion is awakened every time a brush is picked up. Includes: generating ideas; presenting a unified message; achieving volume and depth; injecting emotion; manipulating light and dark; interpreting and abstracting; developing personal style; & pulling the painting together--Cover.
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