The sea and sky have captured the attention of artists for centuries. Their energy and drama, or their tranquility and beauty, can be portrayed powerfully and magnificently in a painting. This encouraging and user-friendly book gives practical advice on how to set about sea and sky painting, and explains what to look for in capturing space and movement, colour and light. Includes a guide to the tools, materials and techniques; practical instruction on coloured inks, acrylics, pastels, watercolours and oils; step-by-step painting sequences; inspiration and ideas from leading artists. A practical and inspirational guide to painting seas and skies, this book will be of great interest to marine, landscape, coastal and naval artists.
Author: Colette Pitcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-03-16
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.
Simple, direct language discusses color pigments, paper, and other supplies; washes, strokes, and use of accessories for special effects. Valuable instructions on composition. 125 illustrations, including 37 color plates.
Author: Quarto Publishing
Release Date: 2015-11-02
Learn to paint in watercolor, acrylics, or oils with all the techniques you'll need for maximum enjoyment with Complete Painting Course, which will help you master pro painting techniques. This book will help you to bring your paintings to life, helping you to master more than 40 different painting techniques and over 30 great subjects. You will be able to call yourself a painting master in no time with this book. Easy to follow instructions and gorgeous illustrations will help you learn to paint anything your heart desires. All the techniques are clearly explained and demonstrated with practical layer by layer sequences, which show you how to build up your painting stage by stage for amazing results. You will also learn about mixing colors on the surface of your painting, discover some of the techniques used by the pros, and discover a style that suits you and allows you to paint with confidence. Dabble in different painting styles to find the style that fits your personality and preference perfectly. Also, for anyone who is trying to figure out what to paint, this book includes 180 pages of carefully selected painting projects and guidance so you can get started straight away. Complete Painting Course is the perfect book for the painter or artistically curious person in your life.
Author: Arnold Lowrey
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Release Date: 2001
The sea reflects light and it is affected by weather. Skies change constantly from one minute to the next. Arnold Lowrey explores both subjects with enthusiasm and energy, showing how wonderful effects can be achieved with a range of watercolor techniques. Practical step-by-step demonstrations illustrate how to build up a painting, and inspirational paintings shows how the techniques can be adapted to create new pictures.
Author: Thomas Needham
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
Release Date: 2013-07-15
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: Terry Harrison
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Release Date: 2007
Step-by-step photographs and clear explanations show how to achieve the effects needed to paint the various elements of skies and seascapes. From the initial sketch to the finishing touches, the three demonstrations featured in this manual show every stage of painting a stunning composition. Learn how to create impressive paintings of crashing waves, a coastal footpath, and a sunset over the sea.
Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl
Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing
Release Date: 1997-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Discovering Great Artists" has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Includes such greats as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Matisse, Pollock, and O'Keeffe. 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, 2002 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. Full "click-to" resource guide at Bright Ring's website to show each artist's most famous works. Some activity examples are: Da Vinci - Invention Art Michelangelo - Fresco Plaque Rembrandt - Shadowy Faces Monet - Dabble in Paint Degas - Resist in Motion Picasso- Fractured Friend Van Gogh - Starry Night Pollock - Action Splatter 1997 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Education 2003 Practical Homeschooling Award, 3rd Place 2007 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category, 3rd place. 2009 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category,1st Place