Artist and teacher David Webb shares his expertise to provide comprehensive guidance for anyone painting in watercolour, from beginners up. How-to techniques are at the heart of the book and feature detailed explanations and demonstrations that will get you progressing fast, with a real understanding of the medium. Originally published: as Complete watercolour. London: Quarto Press, 2016.
Author: Ewa Karpinska
Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Watercolor is the medium of choice for visual artists today, and this practical guide is a must-have for beginners and experienced painters alike. Everything watercolorists need to bring their vision alive on paper is here: how to follow the inner rhythm of the water, when to stop and reflect and when to take instant action, and how to choose the appropriate surface, color, and brushstroke. All wet-on-wet techniques are explored and a series of vibrant sample pieces break down the painting process to educate and inspire.
Author: David Bellamy
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Release Date: 2011-06
Provides more than three hundred step-by-step photographs, instructions, and finished paintings in a comprehensive introduction to watercolor that introduces basic techniques as well as next-level methods for creating composition, perspective, and texture.
This comprehensive and accessible reference guide provides an in-depth exploration into the art of painting with acrylics. It has been created as one book that will accompany the reader on the complete journey from beginner to artist.
Author: Edgar A. Whitney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2012-05-11
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.
Author: Richard Taylor
Publisher: Collins & Brown
Release Date: 2004-04-29
This book is the perfect companion for the watercolour landscape painter. Richard Taylor looks at each element of the landscape in turn. He moves from small details, such as a quick painting of his backpack, drawn in a break from walking, to wide sweeping panoramas. Detailed annotation points out key areas of interest for each painting showing, for example, how a wash has been used to create shadows in still water, or how paper has been left blank to represent the tops of clouds. Alongside each painting you’ll find the palette of colours used, with advice on combining colours for best effect. Detailed annotation points out key areas of interest for each painting showing, for example, how a wash has been used to create shadows in still water, or how paper has been left blank to represent the tops of clouds. Alongside each painting you’ll find the palette of colours used, with advice on combining colours for best effect. Step-by-step demonstrations show basic watercolour techniques in action and longer projects reveal how Richard develops a fully-realised painting. Packed with invaluable hints and tips and illustrated with the author’s inspiring watercolours, this book is perfect for the beginner or more experienced watercolour painter.
Develop your watercolor skills one painting at a time! Are you a watercolor painter newbie? Have you dabbled in watercolors but wish your paintings looked more polished? Well, it's time to remedy that! Learn to Paint in Watercolor is the patient watercolor instructor you've been waiting for. This unique how-to book offers all you need to know about watercolor painting - perfect for first-time painters or anyone interested in refining their skills. Treat the book as an in-depth class on this medium. With each lesson, you'll be privy to a new watercolor technique or subject. Readers will move through the book subject by subject, course by course, painting all along the way. By the time you reach the end, you'll have fifty paintings showcasing your steady progress. You'll start by painting objects that are important to you and then move on to exploring your immediate environment. By the end of the book, your paintings will start to tell your own story, giving you the confidence to continue painting and discovering watercolors' myriad possibilities. Techniques are introduced throughout the book's projects, from using a simple color wash to learning about ink techniques or letting go with loose, free watercolors. At the same time, concepts such as properties of light (vital for watercolorists) give a solid foundation on which to work. Through fine and vibrant strokes, you'll make expressive watercolors that you can be proud of, all thanks to your instructor, Learn to Paint in Watercolor.
Author: Matthew Palmer
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Release Date: 2014
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
Author: Lou Bonamarte
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2012
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.
This handbook develops the art of wet-into-wet watercolour into an entirehilosophy of watercolour painting through three approaches. First, thertist should discover what is involved when painting on a fully saturatedurface. Next, they should learn how to work a painting one section at a time,nd finally, how to practise the "painterly approach" which exploits theurface of the wet paper without sacrificing expressive brushstrokes.;Theolume also explores transparent glazing, lifting and washing off colour andasking. Tips are provided on composition, value contrasts, colour andexture.