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Light And Movement In Watercolour

Author : Jake Winkle
ISBN : 1849940274
Genre : Art
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Jake Winkle's loose, fresh and spontaneous style of painting is very popular. His paintings are full of light and movement and a key feature of his technique is that he doesn't work in the traditional way of light to dark but by placing the darks first. In Light and Movement in Watercolour, his first book, he demonstrates how to paint watercolours in a loose, direct way by step-by-step demonstrations and practical projects. Watercolours are often spoiled by a desire to be entirely truthful to the subject matter, which can lead to a painting that is overworked and tight. Jake's loose approach avoids those problems. He looks at subject simplification and shows how to focus on shapes rather than objects and, by painting what you see and not what you know, demonstrates how to capture the essence of the scene with freshness and clarity. The main topics in this book are: Understanding Watercolour; Building Confidence; What to Paint; Shapes, Tones and Colours; Dark to Light and Freshness and Clarity. Jake considers each topic in detail and shows the reader how to create paintings that glow with life, interest and spontaneity.
Category: Art

David Curtis Light And Mood In Watercolour

Author : David Curtis
ISBN : 9781849943239
Genre : Art
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Leading watercolourist reveals the secrets behind his atmospheric, light-filled paintings. Watercolour is ideal for capturing the transient effects of light and, with compact and lightweight materials, is the perfect medium for plein-air painting. Leading watercolour painter David Curtis is a strong advocate of working on site, observing and capturing changing conditions and effects. In this beautifully illustrated book, he explains in detail his two main methods for working on location - for quick, loose studies and for more controlled and detailed paintings. He also shows how to collect reference material on the spot and develop this into resolved paintings back at the studio. He provides helpful instruction on interpreting light effects, with strong guidance on choosing materials, exploring techniques, composition, tone and colour and associated topics. This invaluable advice is complemented by a wealth of sketches, finished works and step-by-step demonstration paintings to illustrate different points and inspire further ideas. Reference Light and Mood in Watercolour hardback (9780713489552) Leading watercolourist reveals the secrets behind his light-filled paintings How to work en plein air to capture the transient effects of light How to collect reference material on location but paint in the studio Bestselling title new in paperback
Category: Art

The Artist S Essential Guide To Watercolour

Author : Gerald Green
ISBN : 0715326341
Genre : Watercolor painting
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This practical book is for anyone who has learnt the basics of watercolouring and wants to develop their own style. It encourages artists to re-examine their approach using the direct method of painting. The author explores all kinds of subject matter, and topics such as movement, light and focus.
Category: Watercolor painting

Eye On Nature Ii

Author : Guy Stair Sainty
ISBN : UOM:39015055924941
Genre : Landscape painting, French
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Category: Landscape painting, French

Victorian Landscape Watercolors

Author : Scott Wilcox
ISBN : 155595071X
Genre : Art
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English landscape watercolor painting, a perfect marriage of genre and medium, entered a lively period of experimentation in style and content during the second half of the nineteenth century, with rich and diverse results. Through all the changes of style and technique and all the debates over the appropriate use of the medium, it was watercolor's ability to convey the timeless truth and reality of the natural world that mattered to artists, critics, and audiences. British watercolors of the Victorian period continued to observe an essential humility before nature; they remain fresh and compellingly immediate because they derived in the first place from the artists' heartfelt communion with the elements of nature. Victorian Landscape Watercolors begins with a consideration of the continuing influence of the great generation who earlier in the century, during the extraordinary parallel rise of watercolor and landscape painting, had established the landscape watercolor as a major British contribution to the arts. The second chapter examines the role of the landscape watercolor in the aesthetic thought of John Ruskin, whose critical voice played a dominant role in shaping that art. The third chapter looks at the place of landscape within the watercolor societies and its development as it appeared in their annual exhibitions. The final chapter deals with the tug of new and old, foreign and native in the later Victorian period. The book also features 126 watercolors, from public and private collections in America and England, all reproduced in full color and accompanied by individual commentaries. Among the 76 artists represented are David Cox, Sr. and Jr., Walter Crane, William Holman Hunt, Edward Lear, Samuel Palmer, James Mallord William Turner, James McNeill Whistler, and Ruskin himself, along with dozens of lesser-known masters of the medium. Victorian Landscape Watercolors is published in conjunction with the first exhibition to survey this period of this particularly British contribution to the arts; the exhibition, organized by the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, will also be seen at the Cleveland Museum of Art and in Birmingham, England.
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The Spooner Collection Of British Watercolours At The Courtauld Institute Gallery

Author : Michael Broughton
ISBN : 187078796X
Genre : Art
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This catalogue accompanies the first major exhibition of the distinguished collection of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British watercolours assembled by William and Mercie Spooner. Bequeathed to the Courtauld Institute in 1967, the collection includes outstanding works by John Constable, John Sell Cotman, Alexander and John Robert Cozens, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Girtin, Samuel Palmer, Thomas Rowlandson, Paul Sandby, Francis Towne, J. M. W. Turner and Peter De Wint, as well as numerous watercolours by lesser-known artists. Essays on William Spooner, the connoisseurship of watercolours and their production and literary associations serve to introduce this fully-illustrated catalogue.
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Scottish Watercolours 1740 1940

Author : Julian Halsby
ISBN : UCSC:32106005630345
Genre : Aquarelle - Écosse - 18e siècle
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Author : John Holden
ISBN : 0831793554
Genre : Art
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Provides advice on choosing materials and equipment, discusses various techniques, and uses the works of established and amateur artists as examples and guides
Category: Art

Watercolour Masterclass

Author : Laurence Wood
ISBN : 0004126491
Genre : Watercolor painting
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Category: Watercolor painting