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Watercolor Techniques

Author : Michael Reardon
ISBN : 1440340765
Genre : Landscape painting
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Painting Light and Color in the Modern Landscape is a guidebook to help artists of all skill levels to create watercolors that are imbued with light and mood by working with value and color. For beginners, the basic materials and techniques are covered in detail, based largely on questions the author had when he was learning and the questions that his students ask him today. The remainder of the book is filled with practical lessons intended to advance the overall knowledge and confidence of the reader. One aspect that will be unique to this book is that the author will share personal, disastrous learning experiences with readers as a means of both encouragement and entertainment and to illustrate the point that anyone can learn, anyone can improve and anyone can master this particular subject matter. In addition to 12 individual step-by-step demonstrations , approximately 27 gallery pieces with detailed explanations of the painting techniques and concepts used to create the painting.
Category: Landscape painting

Understanding Color

Author : Marcia Moses
ISBN : 1402725744
Genre : Art
File Size : 26.27 MB
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A look at color theory and the psychological effects of color.
Category: Art

Oriental Watercolor Techniques

Author : Frederick Wong
ISBN : 048640949X
Genre : Art
File Size : 53.37 MB
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How to use Asian tools, equipment and techniques to create modern paintings in the Oriental tradition. 188 illustrations provide close-up details of trees, skies, water, snow, and architecture to show how the author achieves his haunting, atmospheric effects.
Category: Art

Learn To Paint In Watercolor With 50 Paintings

Author : Wil Freeborn
ISBN : 9781631592775
Genre : Art
File Size : 63.31 MB
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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.
Category: Art

Understanding Art

Author : Lois Fichner-Rathus
ISBN : 9781285859293
Genre : Art
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With balanced coverage of art across the chronological and geographical spectrum, UNDERSTANDING ART, 11th Edition, will guide you through beautifully reproduced images, and transport you to museums and monuments all over the world. Observe the artist's creative process from start to finish in a feature called Theory & Practice; learn to think critically about works of art in relation to one another and the context in which they were created with the Compare + Contrast feature; and gain a new understanding and appreciation of art and society by becoming familiar with art ranging from iconic works to that which surrounds you in everyday life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Art

Art Students League Of New York On Painting

Author : James L. McElhinney
ISBN : 9780385345316
Genre : Art
File Size : 26.90 MB
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A New York Times Gift Pick: Coffee Table Books About New York A lushly illustrated, comprehensive guide to painting in all media from the prestigious visual arts education institution Art Students League of New York. The Art Students League of New York is America’s signature art school, run by artists for artists. Founded in 1875, it has nurtured students like Jackson Pollock and Georgia O’Keefe. Today, more than 2,500 students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels study there each month. This unique book brings you into the studio classrooms of some of the League’s most celebrated painters—including William Scharf, Mary Beth McKenzie, Henry Finkelstein, and Knox Martin—for lessons on a variety of fundamental topics, idiosyncratic approaches, and quirky philosophies. Scanning the table of contents is like flipping through a course catalog: do you want to take Naomi Campbell’s “Working Large in Watercolor,” James McElhinney’s “Journal Painting and Composition,” Sharon Sprung’s “Figure Painting from Life in Oil,” or Ellen Eagle’s “Poetic Realism in Pastel”? Now you can—from the comfort of your own home studio (or living room). Richly illustrated with artwork from the League’s considerable archives, its instructors, and its students, this guide will inspire painters across all mediums, subjects, and styles. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Art

American Artist

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ISBN : UCSD:31822030091433
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

Expressive Watercolors

Author : Mike Chaplin
ISBN : 1581803168
Genre : Art
File Size : 88.42 MB
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This superbly illustrated book by Mike Chaplin, a well-known British art expert, is intended for artists with some painting experience who wish to develop their technique, style and outlook. Featuring a wide range of subjects, from the natural landscape to urban scenes, as well as practical advice, useful tips, special features and step-by-step demonstrations, it offers a unique combination of instruction, inspiration and insight into the work of this popular painter.
Category: Art