This book is all about painting watercolors. Although you may get an appreciation of the art of painting by reading this book, there's no substitute for doing. You must paint yourself. Yes, you can paint a self-portrait or paint on ...
Author: Colette Pitcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
Thanks go to all my fellow artists who enthusiastically shared watercolors for the book, along with a special thank you to Jim McFarlane and Paul Tooley, who so kindly provided demonstrations. Tom Hoffmann deserves special mention as ...
Author: Leslie Frontz
A comprehensive and practical guide to watercolor painting from sought-after instructor and acclaimed artist Leslie Frontz that answers the two most common questions students at all levels want to know: What am I doing wrong? and How do I decide what to do instead? In the tradition of the eminently practical, top-selling guides such as How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself, The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted, and Problem Solving for Oil Painters, this straightforward handbook offers a fresh approach to watercolor mastery that bridges the gap between theory and practice. Through thoughtful discussion, expert instruction, and in-depth step-by-step demonstrations, Leslie Frontz shows readers how to eliminate common barriers to achieve beautiful, captivating watercolor paintings. Beginning with teaching readers how to see with an artist's eye, Frontz then establishes how watercolor painters build on this skill by making timely decisions throughout the creation process.
Parts of this book have previously been published in The Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques, 100 Great Watercolor Tips, and The Watercolor Painter's Pocket Palette. Introduction 6 Getting the medium to know8 Watercolor choices 10 ...
Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Watercolor is a wonderful medium, but it does sometimes seem to have a "mind of its own," refusing to do quite what is required. The keys to success are good planning, constant practice and a thorough understanding of your materials, so if you are new to painting, start by trying out some of the techniques and projects in this book as well as experimenting with different color mixes and types of paper.
The blog became a book by the same name; now we are focusing our efforts on one artistic medium with many creative facets: watercolor. And that's where this book begins. Based on the experiential philosophy of our book One Drawing a Day ...
Author: Veronica Lawlor
Publisher: Quarry Books
Spark new ideas and increase your creativity with One Watercolor a Day. This enchanting art book contains six weeks’ worth of daily watercolor paintings and exercises to help you cultivate your imagination and develop your style. Each day will bring you a new painting by one of eight professional illustrators and includes a description of the work, helpful comments by the artist, and a companion exercise that encourages you to put brush to paper to create your own works of art. Uncover new techniques and solutions, and get valuable advice on how to approach and execute your own artwork. Professional tips throughout the book will broaden your knowledge on watercolor painting. One Watercolor a Day brings the world of watercolor painting to your paintbrush and is sure to become a motivational and inspirational book in your personal library.
Create Irresistible Art Using Glue and Watercolors becker&mayer! books. Published in 2018 by becker&mayer! books, an imprint of The Quarto Group, Contents INTRODUCTION 4 ABOUT THE KIT 4 MATERIALS 5 ABOUT.
Author: becker&mayer! books
Publisher: becker&mayer! Books
Create your own works of watercolor art with ease—Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders includes pre-printed paper, paintbrushes, glue, and paints to get you started with this amazing technique. Beautiful and flowing, there is nothing else that looks like a watercolor painting; but it is a difficult medium to master. Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders is a new way to use watercolor that even absolute beginners can do. The Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders kit comes with everything you will need to get started, including four pre-printed watercolor sheets, two watercolor paintbrushes, white glue, and your own set of 12 watercolor paints. The innovative techniques in Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders will have you creating your own watercolor works of art right away. Outline the designs on the pre-printed template paper with the provided glue. Then, paint over the image with watercolor to add depth and dimension. Adults and children alike will be amazed at how the paint “resists” adhering to the glue to create a fun, lively effect. You will love this unique approach to creating art with watercolor paints!
There have been many books written on watercolor painting, so why write another one? Well, I believe that I have gained some knowledge about watercolor and especially about teaching this subject that I have not read about and I would ...
Author: Joe Cartwright
Publisher: Ashton Publishing Group
Watercolor is a magical and often challenging medium. Once mastered, it will reward you with the pleasure of creating striking works of art of infinite variety. This book is a culmination of many years of teaching. Through it, I set out to clear up widespread misconceptions about painting with watercolors. These common confusions hold watercolor artists back from achieving their full potential. Full of practical advice and techniques, my aim is to simplify watercolor painting to assist you in your personal watercolor adventure. Enjoy the journey!
Lightly trace over the lines on the watercolor paper to make them a bit more defined . Caring for Your Brushes a Rinsing ... The watercolor paints used in this book are a transparent medium . As there is no white paint , the paper must ...
Author: Kory Fluckiger
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
It doesn’t take years of art lessons to create beautiful watercolors: this fabulous entry in the For the First Time series can guide beginners to success. Featuring a wonderfully lucid question-and-answer format, it addresses all of the basics and some advanced techniques too. Generously-sized photographs and illustrations clearly showcase every exciting procedure--including how to use basic and controlled washes; add detail to an ℑ and work in black and white. Best of all, as novices master the different skills, they’re also producing finished pieces that will leave them feeling proud and motivated to do more: lovely seashells, vivid autumn leaves, a single lily. And because watercolors aren’t just for framed art, there are also projects for stationery, cards, journal entries, and bookmarks.
Flip open my everyday sketchbook and you'll find pages filled with scribbles, lists, and drawings that are probably indecipherable to anyone but me. That was my preferred method of sketchbook keeping until I discovered watercolors a few ...
Author: Vivika Hansen Denegre
Get inspired to learn new techniques with this gorgeous how-to guide! Written for new and seasoned fiber artists alike, this all-in-one resource includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind art quilts and more. Peppered with gorgeous imagery and expert advice, The Quilting Arts Idea Book will help you hone your skills while enjoying the creative process. Inside you'll find: • Step-by-step tutorials for everything from surface design and mixed media techniques to themed quilts featuring people, pets, landscapes, and more, as well as projects to make for--and with--friends. • Inspiring project galleries with graphic designs, festival favorites, and featured projects showcasing techniques from the book to show you the variety of items you can make with your new skills. • Articles on finding inspiration and nurturing creativity as well as tips and advice from artists and contributors invite you to become an active maker in the art quilting community. Whether you're just getting started or looking to up your skill set, The Quilting Arts Idea Book has everything you need to make your quilting arts dreams a reality.
This small but inspirational and fact-filled book, together with the integral painting kit, gives you everything you need to start ... This chapter also covers the basic watercolor methods such as laying washes and reserving highlights, ...
Author: Hazel Harrison
Publisher: Chartwell Books
These handy boxes contain everything that you need to paint watercolor flowers and landscapes today. Two brushes, a mixing palette, and eight paints are presented together with a complete guide.
30-Minute Beginner Botanical Projects on Premium Watercolor Paper Sarah Simon. Throughout this book , I share the color palette I use to paint each piece and provide you with an " icon " of my painting that you can use to reference ...
Author: Sarah Simon
Publisher: Blue Star Press
Build your watercolor skills with confidence with these 25 beautiful and beginner-friendly new projects on premium watercolor paper! This easy-to-use watercolor workbook is filled with unique and beautiful flower and nature sketches that are ready for you to watercolor--no drawing skills required! Each page is specially designed with simple step-by-step instructions so you can easily and confidently paint each project and create artwork that matches the quality of the author's example. Watercolor Workbook features: • An introduction to fundamental watercolor techniques • 25 projects on thick, 200 gsm premium watercolor art paper—no color bleed-through! • Easy-to-follow instructions that can be completed in 30 minutes or less • Beautiful floral and plant artwork, including: wild roses, poppies, sunflowers, buttercups, dandelions, and more • Easy-to-follow instructions, including suggested paint and paintbrush materials, so you can start painting today Artist and author Sarah Simon, a.k.a. @themintgardener, has taught thousands of people how to paint with watercolor. Her first book Modern Watercolor Botanicals provides everything you need to know about the art of watercolor and, now in this new workbook, Simon offers 25 watercolor projects that you can sit down and enjoy painting today!