Master Techniques for Creating Stunning Works of Art in Watercolor
Author: Thomas Needham
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
An inclusive how-to-paint book, The Art of Watercolor Painting features simple step-by-step projects, as well as instruction for employing a variety of watercolor techniques, including creating washes and working wet into wet.
Learn watercolor painting tips and techniques that will help you learn how to paint beautiful watercolors
Author: William Powell
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
This book covers all the techniques you need to know to create beautiful watercolor paintings of people, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, children, and even animals! In The Art of Watercolor, youÆll find information on all the essential watercolor fundamentals and special techniques, as well as in-depth explanations of more advanced concepts. And as you follow and learn, youÆll find both inspiration and information inside this classic instructional guide: The step-by-step lessons are all accompanied by beautiful illustrations that lead up to the finished artwork. This attractive, full-color instructional guide is a perfect addition to any artistÆs reference library!
A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide to Painting Modern Calligraphy and Lettered Art
Author: Kelly Klapstein
Publisher: Quarry Books
Learn to letter beautifully with watercolor. In this stunning follow-up to her highly praised and influential first book, The Art of Brush Lettering, lettering expert and workshop instructor Kelly Klapstein (popular on Instagram as @kellycreates) shares her secrets for mastering the essential techniques for creating lovely modern lettering and calligraphy with watercolor. Start with the basics, from choosing paints, brushes, and other supplies to preparing your paper for painting. Learn to handle watercolor paints with essential strokes and warm-ups. Explore painting letterforms in a variety of styles,from traditional to modern. Try a range of creative techniques, including blending ombrés and rainbows, creating pictorial letterforms, and combining watercolor with other mediums. Enhance your lettering with special touches by complementing it with handpainted backgrounds and simple illustrations. With The Art of Watercolor Lettering, you’ll learn how to master the medium—and how to go with the watercolor flow—to create one-of-a-kind lettered art and calligraphy that reflect your unique personal style.
Much is made of the spiritual aspects of creating artwork, from subject matter to techniques, dark nights of the soul, and painterly frustration. The most important component in painting spiritually is, of course, the artist. The experience of creating art is not always a blissful one. Often the peace needed to find inspiration is not present. Ms. Bryant presents her readers with meditative essays that are art lessons in both watercolor and spirituality designed to help artists "get out of their own way" and create more soulfully.
Thomas Girtin (1775-1802) was one of Britain's greatest landscape painters. In a tragically short career, he developed a technique that revolutionized watercolor painting and produced powerful works, providing one of the cornerstones of Romantic landscape imagery. His talent was such that his friend J.M.W. Turner acknowledged: If Tom Girtin had lived, I should have starved.Published to accompany the first comprehensive overview of Girtin's career for 25 years, this book brings together the most outstanding examples of his work in stunning colorplates. It offers a revaluation of his achievements and a wide-ranging analysis of his working methods and materials, as well as of his relations with patrons, the print trade, and fellow professional artists. This book will restore the reputation of this astonishing painter.
Master techniques for painting spectacular sea animals in watercolor
Author: Maury Aaseng
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
With helpful tips and easy-to-follow lessons, The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor will teach readers everything they need to know to create beautiful works of art in watercolor. The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor opens with a guide to essential information on the necessary tools and materials for both sketching and painting, including pencils, paints and brushes, palettes, supports, and mediums. In addition to learning about basic drawing and painting techniques and color theory, readers will learn how to create compelling compositions, achieve depth, and render realistic textures.This new title in the Collector's Series features a large variety of stunning sea life, from an adorable sea otter to an magnificent whale. With a fresh, modern spin on this majestic subject, The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor is a comprehensive and indispensable resource, packed with beautiful illustrations and expert instruction, for all artists smitten with the animal kingdom.
Whether you’re a master painter or an absolute beginner, watercolor is the perfect partner for your painting pleasure—and Watercolor Basics teaches you everything you need to know to get started in the medium. From rendering light and shadow to creating realistic textures, discover how to bring dimension and depth to your paintings. Featuring the artwork of Deb Watson, this book includes a variety of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects, including a landscape, still life, and portrait. With engaging, inspirational lessons and useful artist's tips, Watercolor Basics will help you master this beautiful and luminous medium. Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Watercolor Basics allows you to widen the scope of your artistic abilities, demonstrating how to begin with a basic sketch and then develop your painting step by step with special techniques that will bring your painting to life.