Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes


North Light Books - Painters of all skill levels will see--and feel--the difference in their work. Packed with expert advice for infusing scenes with light and colorIncludes special tips and techniques for painting architectural subjectsIllustrated with inspiring paintings of scenes from around the world8 start-to-finish demonstrations show key concepts in action"Light, as it glances off a facade, glimmers off the water or gleams off polished marble, is always inspiring.

In watercolor techniques: painting light and color in landscapes and cityscapes, value, from answers to beginners' most vexing problems What is the proper ratio of pigment and water? How do I lay down an even wash? Why do my paintings look so washed out? to understanding the trifecta of perspective, Reardon covers it all, and color.

Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes - He shows how to paint whites that sparkle and shadows that glow and how to conjure the atmosphere of a particular place and time. Searching for ways to make them harmonize and tell a story can last a lifetime. North light books. Color, with its infinite array of hues, is always irresistible. No other medium is as magical and enjoyable as watercolor.

So says artist and author Michael Reardon.

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The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook: A treasury of watercolor secrets discovered through decades of painting and experimentation


North Light Books - Clarifying and simplifying the various aspects of painting with watercolor, Gordon MacKenzie's The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook will encourage and challenge you with new possibilities. Rather than a list of rules, this is a collection of principles, concepts and general information designed to expand your creative process.

North Light Books. Mackenzie shares with you tips, techniques, ideas and lessons for a sure path to creative fulfillment and better watercolor paintings. This special 10th-anniversary collection combines two of the best-loved North Light watercolor guides available: The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook and The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook: Landscapes.

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En Plein Air: Watercolor: Expert techniques and simple step-by-step projects for creating dynamic landscapes in the open air with watercolor


Walter Foster Publishing - North Light Books. This guide will have you fully prepared for a day of painting outdoors. For artists looking to grow beyond the studio, En Plein Air: Watercolor is the definitive resource for experiencing the rewards and invigoration of watercolor painting on location. En plein air: watercolor introduces beginning artists and fine-art enthusiasts to the core concepts of painting on location.

The collection of step-by-step projects will help you gain new artistic skills as you create unique, dynamic artwork outside the studio. Inside, discover how to deal with the challenges of shadows and shifting natural light, learn how to choose a subject and interpret it for a composition, you'll find a comprehensive list of what to pack to maximize your time, and hone your watercolor techniques.

En Plein Air: Watercolor: Expert techniques and simple step-by-step projects for creating dynamic landscapes in the open air with watercolor - Perfect for artists looking to break outside the norm, En Plein Air: Watercolor is your complete guide to experiencing the unique rewards of painting on location with the invigorating medium of watercolor.

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Watercolor Painting: A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium


Watson-Guptill - 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. 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, George Post, Ogden Pleissner, Emil Kosa, including John Singer Sargent, while art from more than thirty-five past and present masters, Jr. Torgeir schjølberg, lars lerin, leslie frontz, Mary Whyte, Trevor Chamberlain, Piet Lap, and Alvaro Castagnet serve to illustrate and inspire.

Watercolor Painting: A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium - The beauty of a watercolor painting lies in its diaphanous layers, delicate strokes, and luminous washes. Watson-Guptill. North Light Books. 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. However, the very features that define the beauty of the medium can make it difficult to master.

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Mastering Watercolors: A Practical Guide


CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - These common confusions hold watercolor artists back from achieving their full potential. Once mastered, it will reward you with the pleasure of creating striking works of art of infinite variety. Through it, i set out to clear up widespread misconceptions about painting with watercolors. Full of practical advice and techniques, my aim is to simplify watercolor painting to assist you in your personal watercolor adventure.

Watercolor is a magical and often challenging medium. This book is a culmination of many years of teaching. Watson-Guptill. Enjoy the journey! North Light Books.

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Thomas W. Schaller, Architect of Light: Watercolor Paintings by a Master


North Light Books - Powerful paintings from a watercolor Master "The most nearly 'perfect' paintings to me are rarely the ones simply characterized by technical expertise. In a series of essays, what drives him, Schaller ruminates on his journey as an artist, and the "truths" he's discovered along the way. Watson-Guptill. Schaller: architect of light features 150 of his finest paintings--buildings, bridges, boats, people and other scenes from around the world.

Today he is one of the world's most accomplished watercolor artists, celebrated for his poignant treatment of light and its dynamic interplay with the natural and manmade landscape. He offers not only sage insight on composition, color and other technical aspects of painting, but also provocative perspective on more fundamental struggles for the artist, such as overcoming self-doubt and honing one's own, unique voice.

Thomas W. Schaller, Architect of Light: Watercolor Paintings by a Master - The first and only collection of work from this popular contemporary artist, Thomas W. It's a pivoting read for collector, art-lover and practicing artist alike, full of views to savor and enlighten. Schaller's essays, authenticity, like his art, shine with passion, and the epiphanies that comprise his artistic constellation: discovering the power of breathing.

. The secret to "finding the art" in any subject.

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Texture Techniques for Winning Watercolors


Echo Point Books & Media - North Light Books. For those especially interested in landscapes, there are great step-by-step demonstrations and hands-on exercises to build your repertoire. Ships from Vermont. Texture techniques for winning Watercolors is an essential addition to the library of any watercolorist and is an asset for advanced beginners.

The publisher and author have selected cutting edge printing and fulfillment technology to keep Texture Techniques for Winning Watercolors available and affordable to you! The republished book is printed on heavyweight matte paper with the best of inkjet technology. Transform your watercolor paintings from ordinary to extraordinary! Discover a range of effective methods to liven up your watercolor paintings by using Ray Hendershot's texture techniques.

Texture Techniques for Winning Watercolors - . With hendershot's guidance, you can heighten the emotional impact in your paintings by capturing a greater variety of moods through strategic texture techniques such as spattering and spritzing, scraping and blotting. Filling in the gaps where other books fall short, Texture Techniques for Winning Watercolors elaborates on the fine details that distinguish a good painting from an excellent painting.

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Painting in Watercolor: The Indispensable Guide


Firefly Books - Some of the topics covered include: different paper surfaces and weights with examples of watercolors Brush shapes and sizes Step-by-step photo guide of paper stretching process Basic brushwork wet-on-dry, graded wash, wet-in-wet, etc. Building up a painting in washes, portrait and square creating a path through the picture Perspective, layer by layer Hard and soft edges Mixing color on the paper Selective seeing, editing what you see Choosing a viewpoint; landscape, color and tone Creating atmosphere and mood Presenting your work professionally Photographing your artwork Exhibiting.

This book is an essential reference for watercolor artists, novice, experienced and aspiring alike. The essential techniques and detailed explanations and demonstrations in this beautifully produced book will educate and encourage beginner to experienced artists so that they too can obtain results and have fun in the process.

Painting in Watercolor: The Indispensable Guide - North Light Books. Watson-Guptill. Problems are tackled with proven solutions and there is advice on how to avoid those problems in the first place. Throughout the book are the author's personal tips and fixes gained over decades of painting experience. Ships from Vermont. Watercolor is an exquisite medium but an unforgiving one, and there is nothing that will dampen enthusiasm more quickly than the lack of a good result.

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The Urban Sketching Handbook: Working with Color: Techniques for Using Watercolor and Color Media on the Go Urban Sketching Handbooks


Quarry Books - Learn to express yourself through color while painting on location with the in-depth tips and techniques of Working with Color,  the fifth volume in the Urban Sketching Handbook series. The instructional text is enhanced with stunning watercolor illustrations by the author and other expert urban sketchers from beautiful locations around the globe.

Expert watercolorist,  instructor, illustrator, achieving bold color, avoiding muddy washes, and co-founder of Urban Sketchers Montreal Shari Blaukopf shares her essential color tips about color-water ratio, painting in layers, and using wet-in-wet techniques. The illustrations include examples of color swatches showing value; mixing; illustrations of complementary, analogous, and neutral color schemes; and sample galleries.

The Urban Sketching Handbook: Working with Color: Techniques for Using Watercolor and Color Media on the Go Urban Sketching Handbooks - Working with color is an indispensable guide for on-location artists looking to expand and strengthen their expressive use of color. Watson-Guptill. Ships from Vermont. This essential handbook covers:supplies and materialssample color palettescolor mixingusing limited palettesmonochrome sketchesthe power of complementary colorsusing evocative, expressive colorWith a focus on using watercolor with greater confidence and knowledge, the book also delves into pencil and ink and water-soluble pencils.

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Making Color Sing, 25th Anniversary Edition: Practical Lessons in Color and Design


Watson-Guptill - As this nationally recognized author explains, understanding color relationships is the key to successful painting. The lessons on color lead into another essential painting consideration: composition and design. In the 25th anniversary edition of making color Sing, Jeanne Dobie teaches you new ways to think about color and make it work for you, through 31 clear, easy-to-follow exercises.

This manual stimulates new ways to think about colour, generating responses that unlock personal creativity and allow artists to express themselves with paint. Dobie encourages artists to experiment with different arrangements of shapes and values to build a dynamic foundation in their paintings. Watson-Guptill Publications.

Making Color Sing, 25th Anniversary Edition: Practical Lessons in Color and Design - North Light Books. Watson-Guptill. Do you know how to use the push and pull of warm and cool colors to create a feeling of space? Can you generate exciting vibrations through the interplay of complements? Have you ever considered disguising one color in a scene to accent another color? All these possibilities—and more—are discussed and clarified with illustrations.

Ships from Vermont. Painting is much more than copying what you see. It involves finding a structure that allows you to organize and thus communicate your impressions and reactions. No color exists in isolation; colors are always interacting with one another.

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Learn to Paint People Quickly Learn Quickly


Batsford - Soan’s simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations explain how to depict people in a variety of poses and settings, and place them into a variety of scenes, insert them into already-existing paintings, from city streets to idyllic beaches. From intimate portraits to bustling crowds, this practical guide by bestselling artist Hazel Soan teaches budding painters how to paint people.

Ships from Vermont. In just a few hours! for many of us, learning to paint is a lifelong aspiration—and popular artist and writer Hazel Soan distills the information that matters most into this essential guide. Best of all, even beginners can master her techniques—which include proportion and perspective and using different media—quickly.

Learn to Paint People Quickly Learn Quickly - Watson-Guptill. Watson-Guptill Publications. North Light Books. Batsford.

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