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You Can Paint Vibrant Watercolors in Twelve Easy Lessons
Yuko Nagayama

Harper Design, 2014

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter, You Can Paint Vibrant Watercolors In Twelve Easy Steps is a visually rich guide that will help you master the stunning, but often complex techniques for creating beautiful, vibrant watercolors in twelve simple lessons. With its delicate strokes, incandescent washes, and seemingly effortless appearance, watercolor painting is one of the most beautiful mediums to work with. Yet those ...


Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color
Felix Scheinberger

Watson-Guptill, 2014

A guide that shows painters, drawers, doodlers, and urban sketchers how to bring their drawings to life with colorful, bold, yet accessible painting methods. COLOR YOUR LIFE Bring new energy to your sketches of urban scenes with this fresh and simple approach to watercolor painting. Whether you’re an amateur artist, drawer, doodler, or sketcher, watercolor is a versatile sketching medium that’s perfect for people on the go—much like pen ...


Texture Techniques for Winning Watercolors
Ray Hendershot

Echo Point Books & Media, 2014

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. 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. With Hendershot's guidance, you can heighten the emotional impact in ...


The Watercolor Artist's Bible
Marylin Scott

Chartwell Books, 2009

This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy in the studio, and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginning painters and provides useful tips for more advanced artists. This book is divided into three sections. In the first section, you will find practical ...


The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook: A treasury of watercolor secrets discovered through decades ...
Gordon MacKenzie

North Light Books, 2010

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 . 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 ...


Watercolor Painting: A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium
Tom Hoffmann

Watson-Guptill, 2012

The beauty of a watercolor painting lies in its diaphanous layers, delicate strokes, and luminous washes. However, the very features that define the beauty of the medium can make it difficult to master. 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, ...


Watercolor School: A Practical Guide to Painting With Watercolor
Hazel Harrison

Readers Digest, 1993

Watercolor School offers clear, visual explanations and easy exercises that build up skill and confidence. Eight specially devised demonstrations show how to deal with the most popular subjects from beginning to end.


Watercolor Painting For Dummies
Colette Pitcher

For Dummies, 2008

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. ...


Watercolor: The Can Do Approach

Ev Hales, 2014

Painting with the watercolor medium is a partnership. You bring to the process your ideas and images and the medium takes them to another place all together. You can fight the medium and try to contain it within set boundaries or you can work with it and find unexplored territory when it shows you other ways of making color sing on the paper. Being able to set the medium free is all about understanding what will and what will not hurt you. This ...


Introduction to Loose Watercolor; Secrets of Fast Painting Revealed

Roy Simmons, 2013

***Updated edition with extra tutorial and bonus content*** Why is it that some watercolors seem to have painted themselves? The loose flow of the paint appear to magically create the scene depicted. Have you tried before to paint in a loose and free way but found it to be difficult? In this Introduction to loose watercolor you will find the tools you need to free your creativity! Finally you will be able to paint in a way that is both ...


Watercolor Essentials: Hands-On Techniques for Exploring Watercolor In Motion
Birgit O'Connor

North Light Books, 2009

Everything you need to know to make magic with watercolor! Features 80+ lessons, exercises and demonstrations, including live instruction on the enclosed DVD Watercolor moves like no other medium. Just add water, and the pigment takes on a life of its own. This book makes learning to paint equally dynamic, with page after page of step-by-step demonstrations, plus more than 40 lessons on the companion DVD. Get off to a happy start with basics ...


Watercolor: Paintings of Contemporary Artists

Chronicle Books, 2013

Watercolor is taking the art, fashion, and home décor worlds by storm. The result is an explosion of amazing new work by contemporary artists. This volume surveys the current revival of this loveliest of mediums, in portfolios from more than 20 of today's top watercolor artists from around the globe. From the evocative visual journals of Danny Gregory and Fabrice Moireau, through the fashion-inspired portraits of Samantha Hahn and Virginia ...


Painting Watercolors (First Steps)
Cathy Johnson

North Light Books, 1995

Make your first steps in watercolor fun and rewarding! Watercolor's vivid colors and fresh, direct brush strokes make it the most exciting way to paint. "But," you think, "Learning to paint must be hard and frustrating." Not with Cathy Johnson as your teacher! Here, she makes learning to paint in watercolor fun—even easy! With Painting Watercolors , you'll learn to paint by picking up a brush and painting—not by reading about a ...


The Watercolor Book: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artists
David Dewey

Echo Point Books & Media, 2014

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 ...


Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes: Transform Ordinary Places into Extraordinary Scenes
Joyce Hicks

North Light Books, 2014

Learn the Art of Seeing and tap into the beauty of the everyday! The scenes around you don't have to be perfect to inspire beautiful watercolor paintings. In Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes , Joyce Hicks shows you how to transform ordinary landscapes into gorgeous, lush works of art. First you'll learn to look differently at the world around you by slowing down and seeing beauty in the every day to find settings you can't wait to ...


Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner (Art for the Absolute Beginner)
Mark Willenbrink, Mary Willenbrink

North Light Books, 2009

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 ...


Watercolor Without Boundaries: Exploring Ways to Have Fun with Watercolor
Karlyn Holman

Karlyn Gallery, 2014

Create stronger and livelier paintings by learning to balance control and spontaneity. This book presents more than fifty ways to inspire and motivate artists of all levels to play with watercolor and mixed media. Painting "outside the lines" is a tremendously freeing experience and will prove to be a key factor in your growth as an artist. Learning to use a variety of proven techniques and non-traditional approaches will give you the freedom ...


One Watercolor a Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity Using Watercolor, Pattern, and Design (One A Day)
Veronica Lawlor

Quarry Books, 2013

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 ...


Watercolor Basics - Let's Get Started
Jack Reid

North Light Books, 1998

"After 25 years of teaching thousands of novice watercolorists the simple methods contained in this book, I firmly believe that anyone willing to follow the directions and do the world cannot fail to achieve a successful picture. If I can do it, so can you." - Jack Reid In this beginner-friendly guide, Jack Reid will show you the hows of watercolor painting. He covers it all in clear, easy-to-understand terms - beginning with what tools and ...


Watercolor in Motion: How to Create Powerful Paintings Step by Step
Birgit O'Connor

North Light Books, 2014

Just add water! Blend and flow your way to magical results! It's the interplay between water and paint that makes this medium so exciting. It's no wonder, then, that wet-into-wet is one of the most popular methods for painting in watercolor. This unique book/DVD workshop shows you how to "go with the flow," moving watercolor across the page to create gorgeous paintings. Covers everything from selecting the best papers, paints and brushes, to ...



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