Color is one of the most important aspects of painting, and most artists find it both a fascinating and challenging subject. Shirley Trevena, author of Taking Risks with Watercolour, is well-known for her vibrant watercolor style. Here she demonstrates color theory through a series of simple exercises that illustrate how the principles work in practice, with fascinating sections on using just single colors and neutrals, and how to mix colors in unusual ways to create interesting and sometimes unconventional effects. The role of color to evoke mood and atmosphere is also covered, and throughout the book Shirley's stunning watercolors provide valuable inspiration for artists looking to develop their own style. The key features of the book include Explore Further exercises, studio tips, practical projects, Food for Thought discussion points, and step-by-step demonstrations. In addition, to provide a broader view and show different ways of using color, the work of several guest artists is featured.
Learn to Paint Vibrant Watercolours is a new title in HarperCollins' successful Learn to Paint series. Hazel Soan, with her colourful and lively style of painting, offers an exciting, contemporary approach to working in watercolour, the most popular medium of all. Every painter wants to paint vibrant pictures but sometimes it can be difficult to capture that special quality on paper. In Learn to Paint Vibrant Watercolours Hazel Soan provides plenty of helpful advice on how to use watercolour in a bold and lively way, emphasizing the importance of using colour confidently, creating a strong composition, and evoking a powerful sense of atmosphere in your paintings. Contents include: * tips on choosing painting materials * clear, practical advice on watercolour techniques * guidelines on using colour effectively and creating atmosphere * a range of popular subjects, including landscapes, still life, flowers and people * stage-by-stage demonstration paintings
This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 05 with a fresh new cover design. Hazel Soan, with her colourful and lively style of painting, offers an exciting, contemporary approach to working in watercolour, the most popular medium of all.
Flower Painting offers the reader an approach which frees the novice from the constrictions so often imposed by tutors. It is a new way of both seeing and painting flowers in all their variety, complexity and delight, with emphasis on color as related to flowers including how to put that intensity of color down, with the appropriate tools, so as to lose none of the freshness that emanates from nature.
Vibrancy and impact are qualities that experienced watercolor artists aspire towards, and this book provides a full course in how to push this popular medium to unexpected places. Packed with inspirational artworks that cover everything from landscapes and portraits to abstract watercolors, this is a vibrant book that demands attention.
Dan Burt''s paintings vibrate with pure colour, a look that many strive for but find hard to capture. In this guide to watercolour painting the author explains his techniques in an easily understood way.'
Paint Watercolors that Shine! Make the most of watercolor's fresh, vibrant nature through light, color and contrast. In the first few chapters, artist Soon Y. Warren helps you lay the groundwork - everything from choosing and lighting subjects to color theory and perspective. Then, follow along with a thrilling series of step-by-step demonstrations to put your ideas into action for paintings that shine! • Learn how color, value, contrast and composition affect the impact of your paintings • Discover the plans and techniques you'll need for successful, realistic watercolors • Follow 16 demonstrations to create brilliant paintings • Paint a variety of subjects, including still life, landscapes, water scenes, flowers, architecture and animals This book is the perfect balance of classic theory and hands-on technique. Engaging and easy-to-follow instruction gives you a solid foundation so you can take your work to the next level as you create dynamic paintings.
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. Yuko Nagayama, a leading expert in watercolor painting, shows painters of all levels how to improve their skills using her unique, foolproof, easy-to-follow directions.
Create Beautiful Watercolor Paintings in Twelve Easy Lessons You Can Paint Vibrant Watercolors in Twelve Easy Lessons by leading Japanese watercolorist Yuko Nagayama reveals the artist's unique and highly successful process for creating beautiful paintings. Complete with step-by-step illustrations and detailed instructions, Nagayama's approach makes learning the medium simple and fun for beginning painters—and serves as an invaluable resource for more experienced painters as well as those who are looking to refresh their skills. From learning how to mix colors on a palette to adding highlights and shadows to produce depth, Nagayama offers all the essential techniques, along with numerous helpful tips and tricks, that make this guide an ideal reference for painters of all levels.
Anna Mason's vibrant, detailed and uplifting watercolours have earned her worldwide recognition. In this, her second book, she goes beyond flowers to explore her inspirations from across the natural world, including fruit, birds and animals. The book gives you a very personal insight into Anna's way of working; with clarity and warmth she will help you find inspiration, choose scale and composition, see things correctly and work with discipline and flow until you produce fabulous work of your own. Packed with advice and inspiring finished pieces, this gorgeous book guides you through her method of working with four beautiful step-by-step projects: a blackberry, an autumn leaf, a sunflower and a garden bird. Each project contains a traceable outline. The book is suitable for beginners or for more experienced artists looking to refine their style or try new techniques.