Everything you ever wanted to know about watercolour is here, including many different techniques that can be used, materials, how to capture light, atmosphere, detail and much more. Step-by-step photography offers demonstrations of more than 35 techniques.
A comprehensive visual guide to traditional and contemporary watercolour painting techniques. A complete guide to watercolour techniques - from preparation to textures, washes, lifting out, glazing and more. A comprehensive collection of techniques plus clear instructions and step-by-step photographs and artwork diagrams.
Watercolour is an enormously popular painting medium and an increasing number of artists are choosing it in preference to other mediums, exploiting it in inventive and creative ways for every possible subject. This book covers the subject of watercolour in the broad sense of the term, suggesting ways of working with gouache and acrylic as well as explaining the time-honoured technique associated with transparent watercolour.
A Comprehensive A-z Directory of Techniques, With an Inspirational Gallery of Finished Works
Author: Hazel Soan
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Containing dozens of different landscapes, this comprehensive reference includes the necessary, detailed information and techniques for artists of all skill levels to master landscape painting. Beginning artists are instructed on fundamental methodologies, while more advanced painters receive exposure to the various ways to approach a subject. A gallery of paintings that cover a variety of landscape subjects is provided and includes clouds, cliffs, bridges, and sunsets. An invaluable resource, this sourcebook will delight artists interested in learning or honing their craft of painting landscapes.
This A-to-Z encyclopedia contains every technique, every major designer, every scrapbook possibility—and it’s all described in glossary style, complete with photos and tips that no scrapbooker can do without. Exciting page layouts with how-to instructions, offer inspiration, while dozens of projects come from the most creative minds in the field, including Andrea Grossman (Mrs. Grossman’s Paper Company); Rhonda Anderson (Creative Memories); Bridgette Server (Making Memories); and Dee Gruenig. Eye-opening studio set shots present decorations and accessories, while charts, graphs, and blocked sections supply necessary information.
Watercolor is a wonderful medium, but it does sometimes seem to have a "mind of its own," refusing to do quite what is required. The keys to success are good planning, constant practice and a thorough understanding of your materials, so if you are new to painting, start by trying out some of the techniques and projects in this book as well as experimenting with different color mixes and types of paper.