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, inquiry-based approach that shows you how to translate any subject into the language of watercolor. With Hoffmann as your guide, you’ll learn the key questions to ask yourself at every turn and time-tested methods to help you reach solutions. Hoffmann’s thorough explanations and step-by-step demonstrations delineate the process of composing a painting in watercolor, while art from more than thirty-five past and present masters, including John Singer Sargent, Ogden Pleissner, George Post, Emil Kosa, Jr., Mary Whyte, Trevor Chamberlain, Lars Lerin, Torgeir Schjølberg, Piet Lap, Leslie Frontz, and Alvaro Castagnet serve to illustrate and inspire. Whether you’re a serious beginner or a seasoned practitioner, this book will guide you toward the all-important balance between restraint and risk-taking that every watercolorist seeks. From the Hardcover edition.
Imagine finding a tool of creativity that could change how you envision your life. Creativity when unlocked can be used as the empowerment you need to form your new habits for success. This self-help book will teach you how to open your creativity through the writing of haiku. How to write haiku to open creativity is clearly explained step-by-step. Memories, desires, observations, inspirations and affirmations can be concisely kept in haiku to empower your vision of your life. The author, Anna Le Doux-Woody has been a registered nurse since 1979 and is a nurse educator. She has seen how negative personal perceptions can influence an individual to keep making the same unsuccessful decisions on a consistent basis. Using creativity through the simple writing of haiku can open up new perceptions and assist in the formation of new habits supportive of personal success. Now you can be creative. Open your creative personal space. Relax, heal, and grow.
This thorough watercoloring guide starts with an up-to-date review of the tools and techniques used by today's watercolor artists and then offers detailed lessons in basic drawing skills. 420 color, 35 b&w illustrations.
Master Techniques for Painting Stunning Works of Art in Acrylic-step by Step
Author: Alicia Vannoy Call
Publisher: Walter Foster
The Art of Painting in Acrylic is ideal for artists seeking to develop their acrylic painting skills. The book features a range of techniques and valuable step-by-step instruction for working with this classic medium.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.