Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner


Author: Mark Willenbrink,Mary Willenbrink
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781600617706
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Start painting today - it's easier than you think! If you've ever dreamed of painting in watercolor, this is the book for you. It's designed to help you start experiencing the joy of watercolor immediately - even if you've never picked up a brush. Mark and Mary Willenbrink provide all the guidance and encouragement you need. Their painting techniques, tips and tricks help make every step you take a success, from selecting colors to designing a composition. It's like having two private art instructors right there at your side. In no time at all you'll be hanging original works of art - pieces you'll be proud to show to family and friends. The Willenbrinks' easy-to-follow instruction ensures it. Don't put off your artistic life another day!

Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner


Author: Matthew Palmer
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844488254
Category: Art
Page: 128
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This text is a comprehensive course in watercolour landscape painting by Matthew Palmer. It begins with excellent advice for the beginner, including easy drawing for painting, composition, easy perspective, light and shade, colour and more

Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner


Author: Alwyn Crawshaw,Sharon Finmark,Trevor Waugh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780007184569
Category: Watercolor painting
Page: 224
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If you ever wanted to learn to paint, but were too nervous to have a go, this is the book for you. Full of clear, simple advice and practical tips, 'Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner' teaches even the least confident of beginners the skills and techniques needed to start painting.

Watercolor 101

Techniques for the Absolute Beginner
Author: Jeanette Robertson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781402723520
Category: Art
Page: 106
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A practical and entertaining introduction to the art of watercolor for aspiring painters offers expert advice on how to select painting supplies and equipment, the diverse brush strokes and techniques, perspective and color values, and how to paint still lifes, landscapes, and other subject matter.

Watercolor Painting For Dummies


Author: Colette Pitcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052006
Category: Art
Page: 324
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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.

Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner


Author: Claire Watson Garcia
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823099474
Category: Art
Page: 160
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For beginning painters, this resource guide provides a series of lessons including an introduction to line, paint consistency, and color; creating dimension with drawing and painting values; and the essentials for painting still lifes, landscapes, and face and figures. Original.

Learn Watercolour Quickly

Techniques and painting secrets for the absolute beginner
Author: Hazel Soan
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849941971
Category: Art
Page: 300
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Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time - in just one afternoon you can start painting. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us, and these techniques can be picked up faster than you think. Hazel Soan's concise book, filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by- step exercises, is written in an accessible way for those completely new to painting. Chapters include: Getting Started (the materials you will need and those you can ignore in the art shop); Choice of Colours; Mixing Colours; What's the Subject?; What Surfaces to Paint on; Basic Painting Techniques; Brushstrokes and Composition (with details on how to design paintings with horizon, focus and balance, a hint of perspective and the light and shade of a subject). Packed with illustrations for guidance, this is the most comprehensive guide to learning watercolour very quickly.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner


Author: Carole Massey
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782214557
Category: Drawing
Page: 128
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"If you have always wanted to learn to draw but lack the confidence to start, [this] is the book for you. The author, Carole Massey, is an accomplished artist with many years' experience of teaching and demonstrating, and even the most hesitant of beginners will soon pick up the skills and techniques needed to start drawing. The book is a complete drawing course, designed to help you progress from simple techniques such as lines, circles, squares and ellipses through to capturing landscapes, figures and buildings."--

Watercolour for Absolute Beginners


Author: Bill Whitsett,Nancy Cadorette
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780713489293
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Have you always wanted to try your hand at watercolour but didn't know where to start? If so, this is the book for you. In his 50 years of teaching, Bill Whitsett has helped thousands of people of all ages blossom into accomplished painters using the simple methods described here. With a series of bite-sized lessons, let Bill show you how easy it is to paint with watercolour - and how beautiful the results can be. Learn how to paint convincing trees using a few simple brushstrokes, how to depict a sultry summer sky using a variegated wash, how to show the gleam of light falling onto the skin of a grape, and the correct proportions for lifelike figures. Through more absorbing, longer projects, you will be able to create your first full watercolour paintings. Bill's foolproof area-by-area technique makes landscapes a breeze, and simple step-by-step instructions will help you to capture the delicate beauty of a summer rose. No-nonsense advice and clear diagrams lead you through the subjects of colour theory, composition and how to design a painting, and there is a useful guide to the equipment you'll need. By the time you have worked through all the lessons in the book you will have a

Matthew Palmer's Step-By-Step Guide to Watercolour Painting


Author: Matthew Palmer
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782215103
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Take a masterclass with artist Matthew Palmer in this comprehensive guide to watercolour painting. This comprehensive step-by-step guide to producing landscapes and seascapes in watercolor is a natural progression in learning from Matthew Palmer's previous title Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner (9781844488254). It explores in more detail the key techniques used in watercolor painting, including the application of resists; color mixing; applying natural-looking foliage to trees and woodlands; use of dry-brush technique in depicting intricate detail, and using scratch-out techniques to add sparkle and movement to water. A six-step exercise helps demonstrate the stages of creating a landscape scene of snowy hills and dales - including laying the initial wash, lifting out highlights on the hills, and applying shadow. The book also features six full step-by-step projects to help readers develop their watercolor painting skills, featuring a waterfall scene, a poppy field with country cottage, a Mediterranean seascape, and New York in autumn-time; each accompanied with a full-size outline. Matthew Palmer's Step-by-Step Guide to Watercolour Painting is the perfect companion for artists who have covered the rudiments of the medium but are keen to improve their skills, develop their own style, and progress further on their journey to painting success. This book features a link to a 'live' video demonstration by Matthew Palmer himself, hosted exclusively by the SAA.

Watercolor for the Serious Beginner


Author: Mary Whyte
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823056606
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Discusses materials, fundamentals, getting started, still life, landscape, and figures and portraits

Watercolor for Starters

Step-by-Step Projects for Successful Paintings
Author: Paul Greaves
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9780715321850
Category: Art
Page: 128
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The popular art teacher offers a complete beginner's guide to watercolors that includes extensive step-by-step instructions as well as simple exercises designed to teach basic techniques. Original.

Fearless Watercolor for Beginners

Adventurous Painting Techniques to Get You Started
Author: Sandrine Pelissier
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440337260
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Finally! Artful watercolor painting for beginners! Yes, YOU can do it. YOU can create beautiful watercolor paintings--everything from florals to portraits to landscapes--even if you've never before worked with this exuberant, exciting medium. Fearless Watercolor for Beginners offers a unique, one-on-one workshop--with step-by-step demonstrations, exercises and bonus video content--that teaches you all the basics you need to get started (and then some)--and then promptly encourages you to break them! Inside you'll find: 22 step-by-step demonstrations for basic techniques, techniques for adding texture, and mixed-media techniques for truly one-of-a-kind work Dozens of easy-to-understand concepts, practical, meaningful tips and fun ideas you'll be eager to try Links to exclusive demo videos, exercises and tools to round out and enhance your workshop experience Be bold! Be daring! Be FEARLESS!

Watercolor

Project book for beginners
Author: Chris Hansen,Caroline Linscott,William F Powell
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 9781560107361
Category: Art
Page: 32
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'This comprehensive Walter Foster Publishing and Reeves book is the perfect introductory guide for anyone who wants to learn the captivating art of watercolor painting. It covers important information about the selection and use of art tools and materials as well as basic watercolor techniques. Best of all, it includes five step-by-step, full-color watercolor lessons to follow and learn, assisting you in practicing techniques while providing ideas and inspiring creativity. There’s no better way for beginning artists to learn essential information about watercolor painting techniques and mixing!

Watercolor

A Beginner's Guide
Author: Elizabeth Horowitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0823033007
Category: Art
Page: 143
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An easy-to-follow primer helps beginning watercolorists develop basic painting skills, as well as their own personal style, in a guide by a professional artist and teacher with two hundred full-color illustrations.

Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner


Author: Claire Watson Garcia
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780823013951
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Provides lessons on essential drawing skill using a pencil, pen, or charcoal to create still-life drawings and portraits.

The Absolute Beginner's Big Book of Drawing and Painting

More Than 100 Lessons in Pencil, Watercolor and Oil
Author: Mary Willenbrink
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440337550
Category: Art
Page: 400
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Instruction on drawing and painting technique, as well as, choosing the right materials and getting perspective correct.

Modern Watercolor

A playful and contemporary exploration of watercolor painting
Author: Kristin Van Leuven
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 1633225623
Category: Art
Page: 128
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It’s time to get your feet wet with watercolors! This dynamic and inspirational guide will set you down a path of exploration as you learn to play with watercolors. You will learn to effectively use basic techniques and principles to create beautiful, expressive works of art. In Modern Watercolor, artists will discover how to paint in watercolor by harnessing the medium's unique transparent qualities to create stunning works of art, stationery, gifts, and more. From selecting your first watercolor paints to learning to blend colors into a unique palette, we are here to guide you as you begin your journey. By the end, your paintings will be cohesive and rich. These easy-to-follow lessons will explore using watercolor on different surfaces, how to create basic shapes using fun techniques, and how to create myriad gorgeous effects that can be achieved with different brushes and strokes. You will even learn how to add layers of dimension and texture and how to work with resist techniques to create pretty patterns and gorgeous backgrounds.

The Watercolor Book

Materials and Techniques for Today's Artists
Author: David Dewey
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
ISBN: 9781626542501
Category: Art
Page: 178
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David Dewey has compiled the most comprehensive book on watercolors featuring modern materials and methods for mastering this medium. In this complete introduction, you will learn how to handle watercolors effectively by becoming acquainted with the essentials of theory, technique, practice, and design principals. Unfold the tricks behind: Choosing the right materials and tools, along with discerning differences between brands Mastering basic skills, such as composing, rendering shadow and light, and perspective Understanding color theory, harmonies and chords, progression perception, and illusion Painting still life, figure, landscape, and architecture subjects to scale Incorporating mixed media including gouache, colored pencil, pastel, and collage Dewey's detailed instruction makes this beguiling medium accessible as never before. As visual artists can learn much from examining good art, he includes a rich, full-color array of his own work in addition to a variety of classic works accompanied by his analysis. "The Watercolor Book" has been a requisite guide for serious watercolor painters and educators since its initial publication in 1995.