Modern Watercolor

A Playful and Contemporary Exploration of Watercolor Painting

Author: Kristin Van Leuven

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

ISBN: 1633223566

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 401

It’s time to get your feet wet with watercolors! This dynamic and inspirational guide will set you down a path of exploration as you learn to play with watercolors. You will learn to effectively use basic techniques and principles to create beautiful, expressive works of art. In Modern Watercolor, artists will discover how to paint in watercolor by harnessing the medium's unique transparent qualities to create stunning works of art, stationery, gifts, and more. From selecting your first watercolor paints to learning to blend colors into a unique palette, we are here to guide you as you begin your journey. By the end, your paintings will be cohesive and rich. These easy-to-follow lessons will explore using watercolor on different surfaces, how to create basic shapes using fun techniques, and how to create myriad gorgeous effects that can be achieved with different brushes and strokes. You will even learn how to add layers of dimension and texture and how to work with resist techniques to create pretty patterns and gorgeous backgrounds.

Modern Watercolor

A playful and contemporary exploration of watercolor painting

Author: Kristin Van Leuven

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633225623

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 3474

It’s time to get your feet wet with watercolors! This dynamic and inspirational guide will set you down a path of exploration as you learn to play with watercolors. You will learn to effectively use basic techniques and principles to create beautiful, expressive works of art. In Modern Watercolor, artists will discover how to paint in watercolor by harnessing the medium's unique transparent qualities to create stunning works of art, stationery, gifts, and more. From selecting your first watercolor paints to learning to blend colors into a unique palette, we are here to guide you as you begin your journey. By the end, your paintings will be cohesive and rich. These easy-to-follow lessons will explore using watercolor on different surfaces, how to create basic shapes using fun techniques, and how to create myriad gorgeous effects that can be achieved with different brushes and strokes. You will even learn how to add layers of dimension and texture and how to work with resist techniques to create pretty patterns and gorgeous backgrounds.

Contemporary Watercolors

A Guide to Current Materials, Mediums, and Techniques

Author: George Butler,Karen Kluglein,Nick Poullis

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600582362

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 3061

Four artists offer advice on equipment and materials, setting up work space, and using additives, while providing demonstrations and lessons on learning to paint with watercolors.

Colorways: Watercolor Flowers

Tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons for learning to paint whimsical artwork in vibrant watercolor

Author: Bley Hack

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633226123

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 8425

Colorways: Watercolor Flowers teaches artists of all skill levels how to paint harmonious, vibrant, and colorful renditions of flora. Calling all aspiring artists! Grab your paints because it's time to explore key watercolor techniques, including washes, gradations, painting wet-into-wet, glazing, and understanding the color wheel to create harmony in your art. With Colorways: Watercolor Flowers, you will create vibrant and colorful floral paintings while mastering how to use color for maximum effect. You'll also learn where to find artistic inspiration, how to become a “visual collector,” and how to add fauna to your floral paintings. Colorways is a brand-new series from Walter Foster that teaches artists of all skill levels how to create innovative, inspired artwork full of color and imagination. Focusing on creating expressive pieces over realistic scenes, Colorways shows artists how to break the "rules" of color and let their imaginations and artwork soar to new heights.

Beginner's Guide to Botanical Flower Painting

Author: Michael Lakin

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782213109

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 7918

Michael Lakin, known for his wonderful traditional botanical art, teaches you how to recreate the beauty of nature from first principles. Michael's six-stage process, detailed within, will allow the reader to reproduce any flower you choose in exacting detail, and with the distinctively crisp, precise finish of botanical painting. This complete guide marries traditional technique with contemporary style and includes sections on color, drawing, continuous tone, composition and dissection; along with a number of varied projects covering flowers from all over the world. The projects are accompanied by tracings.

The Joy of Watercolor

40 Happy Lessons for Painting the World Around You

Author: Emma Block

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762465859

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 500

View: 7731

Enjoy the meditative art of watercolor with simple supplies and easy-to-follow instructions! For a soothing boost of creativity and whimsy, try your hand at watercolor. With a few simple steps, anyone can discover their artistic side, and achieve moments of peace and tranquility doing so. Forty straightforward lessons promise fun and colorful results: no previous artistic skill required. This simple painting medium produces colorful, modern paintings to adorn invitations, gifts, and walls. The 40 lessons cover useful topics like: painting on vacation painting your pets layering colors mixing colors painting flowers and plants Supplies are minimal: a basic palette of watercolors and a selection of brushes, plus nice thick paper, will do the job, yielding bright and whimsical results guaranteed to bring color to any gray day. Painting your own beautiful cards and artwork is within reach!

Watercolor

Watercolor 1

Author: Caroline Linscott

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1560104538

Category: Art

Page: 32

View: 1526

In this book, Caroline Linscott offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of watercolor! Inside Watercolor 1, you will find an array of beautiful paintings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. Caroline covers a range of popular subjects as she introduces a number of basic art concepts and painting techniques, all clearly explained and illustrated. You will master techniques for adding texture, creating special effects, and using color to convey emotion. Then you will be ready for Watercolor 2, where you will find step-by-step demonstrations to help you further your painting skills.

Everyday Watercolor

Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days

Author: Jenna Rainey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399579729

Category: ART

Page: 224

View: 574

A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces. This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.

If You're Bored With WATERCOLOUR Read This Book

Author: Veronica Ballart Lilja

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781575010

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1644

You know watercolour, don't you? The perfect medium for tasteful landscapes, light seascapes and delicate still-lifes. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive... boring... Right? Wrong! In this book you'll discover a host of innovative techniques that will open your paint box to a whole new realm of possibility: luminous colour, dynamic composition, distinctive mixed media and more. Professional fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja shares a wealth of new techniques that will open up watercolour for beginners, and give experts a host of new tricks and techniques.

Watercolor for the Serious Beginner

Author: Mary Whyte

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780823056606

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 8743

Discusses materials, fundamentals, getting started, still life, landscape, and figures and portraits

Watercolor Workshop

Learn to Paint in 100 Experiments

Author: Sasha Prood

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419729249

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 482

Learn to paint gorgeous contemporary art by practicing watercolor technique directly in this instructional sketchbook. Through 100 different experiments, artist Sasha Proodteaches you traditional techniques like wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet, and flat washes, and also encourages you to play with the paint through colorful ombr�s, unique bloom textures, and added elements like salt and sponging. Each experiment is accompanied by Sasha'sbeautifully painted examples and space to practice your skills on the thick pages of the sketchbook. Sashamakes watercolors accessible by setting you up to paint a series of practice swatches before attempting to make final art and she emphasizes experimentation with color and technique so that you can learn to enjoy and embrace all the unique qualities of watercolor.

Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way (Guided Sketchbook)

Sketch, Paint, and Doodle Through One Creative Year

Author: Jennifer Orkin Lewis

Publisher: Abrams Noterie

ISBN: 9781419720147

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 9001

Conceived by Instagram's daily sketch sensation @augustwren, this guided journal encourages carving out a moment of self-expression every day. To conquer the intimidating prospect of filling 365 blank pages, Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way is divided into monthly themes, with undated daily prompts that suggest what to draw each day. You can work through the journal from front to back, or jump around and draw whatever appeals to you at the time. Monthly themes include: A month of nature A month of your favorite things A month of characters A month of print and patterns Jennifer Orkin Lewis (aka @augustwren) encourages experimentation with a one-page tutorial at the beginning of each month that outlines accessible ways to draw with different materials, such as ballpoint pens, colored pencils, paint, and collage. Coupled with sections of varying paper types, there is an unlimited canvas available to flourish artistically; brown craft paper pairs well with black ink and white pencil, black paper is great for white and metallic gel pens, and heavy white paper is included for painting. The journal is not only useful as a stress-reliever and as a mode of personal exploration, but also as a way of changing visual thinking. And when completed, it will serve as a reflection of its owner. With prompts, tutorials, and unique packaging, Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way is a must-have for those looking to sketch and doodle their way out of an inspirational rut.

Painting Watercolor Flowers That Glow

Author: Jan Kunz

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440303906

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 7578

A Celebration of Light Light has the power to make an ordinary flower extraordinary. Inside, Jan Kunz shares simple, step-by-step techniques for capturing that celebrated "glow" in watercolor. A classic approach to a timeless subject, this encore publication of Kunz's best-selling book covers a fabulous range of inspirations, from lilacs artfully arranged in a sterling vase to daisies skipping along a picket fence. Beautifully illustrated pages feature: 20 special floral painting techniques 6 paint-along demonstrations, complete with preliminary drawings a comparison chart of 21 pigments and their special uses for the flower painter coverage of everything from selecting materials and arranging flowers, to mixing glazes for radiant effects Kunz explains how composition, color theory and other important elements of painting apply to painting flowers, distilling years of experience into key techniques artists can take straight to their work for sparkling results. It's the perfect pick for artists who want to spend more time at the easel and less time reading about it.

Adventurous Watercolours

Author: Jenny Wheatley,Robin Capon

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781906388744

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 7969

Exciting, colourful and vibrant watercolours from well- known artist Jenny Wheatley Step-by-step demonstrations encourage creativity and experimentation with your watercolours Jenny Wheatley shares her unique studio secrets and working methods Jenny Wheatley is renowned for her exciting, colourful and highly original paintings. In Adventurous Watercolours, her first book, Jenny discusses in detail the various aspects that contribute to her distinctive style of painting in watercolour. Jenny talks about how she gets her initial inspiration, the impact and importance of colour in her work, the different working processes she uses on location in her studio, right through to her design considerations. The stunning illustrations feature paintings in watercolour and mixed media, covering a wide range of subjects, including buildings, still life and landscapes. In addition, there are several step-by-step demonstrations explaining the key stages of Jenny's working process. Adventurous Watercolours will encourage readers to use their watercolours more creatively and to experiment with different techniques to achieve exciting and dramatic effects.

Fearless Watercolor for Beginners

Adventurous Painting Techniques to Get You Started

Author: Sandrine Pelissier

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440337260

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 872

Finally! Artful watercolor painting for beginners! Yes, YOU can do it. YOU can create beautiful watercolor paintings--everything from florals to portraits to landscapes--even if you've never before worked with this exuberant, exciting medium. Fearless Watercolor for Beginners offers a unique, one-on-one workshop--with step-by-step demonstrations, exercises and bonus video content--that teaches you all the basics you need to get started (and then some)--and then promptly encourages you to break them! Inside you'll find: 22 step-by-step demonstrations for basic techniques, techniques for adding texture, and mixed-media techniques for truly one-of-a-kind work Dozens of easy-to-understand concepts, practical, meaningful tips and fun ideas you'll be eager to try Links to exclusive demo videos, exercises and tools to round out and enhance your workshop experience Be bold! Be daring! Be FEARLESS!

The Watercolor Flower Artist's Bible

An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist

Author: Claire Waite Brown

Publisher: Chartwell

ISBN: 078582281X

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 7217

Learn how to analyze the structure of flowers and break them down into simple shapes; create delightful compositions; mix beautiful flower colors, from delicate pastels to rich and vibrant hues. Over 60,000 copies sold worldwide.

The Watercolour Ideas Book

Author: Joanna Goss

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781575048

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 1497

Many artists first learn to paint in watercolour. But this flexible, dynamic medium has an immediacy that is perfect for experimentation. Discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the medium you love. Rub it, dab it, scratch it, scrunch it. Cut it, glue it, sew it and seal it. And above all, learn from what other people do! This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover fresh ways of working with watercolour to create work that is original and exciting.

If You Are Bored With WATERCOLOR Read This Book

Author: Veronica Ballart Lilja

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781574331

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 9587

You know all about watercolor, don't you? The perfect medium for tasteful landscapes, light seascapes and delicate still-lifes. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive but a little boring? Wrong! In this book you'll discover a host of innovative techniques that will open your paint box to a whole new realm of possibility: luminous colour, dynamic composition, distinctive mixed media and more. Professional fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja shares a wealth of new techniques that will open up watercolor for beginners, and give experts a host of new tricks and techniques. Using bold colors, distinctive subjects and original ideas, this book will lift anyone's watercolor painting.

Trevor Chamberlain

A Personal View: Light and Atmosphere in Watercolour

Author: Trevor Chamberlain,Angela Gair

Publisher: Atelier S.

ISBN: 9780715316948

Category: Light in art

Page: 128

View: 7235

Trevor Chamberlain's watercolour paintings are a celebration of light and atmosphere, and his skill in painting directly from nature to capture the mood of his subjects has earned him an enviable reputation among both amateur and professional artists. Here Trevor Chamberlain offers a fascinating glimpse over his shoulder as he describes his approach to interpreting the effects of light and weather using the limited watercolourist's palette. Mood in nature is his constant source of inspiration and his favoured subjects are marine, town and landscape. He particularly enjoys capturing the transient aspects of the English weather but he has also travelled extensively and enjoys the challenge of confronting the unfamiliar light and surroundings in exotic locations such as Egypt, Iran and India. An artist of the plein air tradition, he always paints directly from nature at first hand, an approach which he enthusiastically recommends to readers of this book.