Author: Veronica Ballart Lilja
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
Author: Veronica Ballart Lilja
Publisher: Ilex Press
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.
Author: Joanna Goss
Publisher: Ilex Press
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.
Author: Demetrius Fordham
Publisher: Ilex Press
You know photography, don't you? Nice group pictures, tasteful landscapes, perhaps a filter from an app on your phone. Conventional, easy to manage, inoffensive, boring...right? WRONG! In this book you'll find inspiring ideas and genuinely different techniques that you can use to capture anything, from artistic portraits, through to stunning street photography and unusual aboreals. This book will open your eyes, and your lens cap, to new ideas. Topics include: Put Down Your Camera Forget the Rules Creative Shooting Exercises Go Back to Basics
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Watercolor is taking the art, fashion, and home décor worlds by storm. The result is an explosion of amazing new work by contemporary artists. This volume surveys the current revival of this loveliest of mediums, in portfolios from more than 20 of today's top watercolor artists from around the globe. From the evocative visual journals of Danny Gregory and Fabrice Moireau, through the fashion-inspired portraits of Samantha Hahn and Virginia Johnson, to the indie art stylings of Jane Mount and Becca Stadtlander, Watercolor stunningly showcases painterly brilliance. With artist profiles, an informative history of the medium, and an inspiring preface by DailyCandy's Sujean Rim, this is the guide to a beautiful revolution.
Author: Jeanette Robertson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
A practical and entertaining introduction to the art of watercolor for aspiring painters offers expert advice on how to select painting supplies and equipment, the diverse brush strokes and techniques, perspective and color values, and how to paint still lifes, landscapes, and other subject matter.
Author: Haze Soan
Publisher: Pavilion Books
A practical guide to learn painting individual people and crowds, with simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations. Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us and the techniques of painting lively crowd scenes or portraits of loved ones can be picked up faster than you think. In this concise book, Hazel Soan explains everything you need to know about figurative painting in an accessible way. She advises on how to paint people in a variety of poses and settings, dealing with the theories of colour and light in a way that beginners will understand and more experienced painters will find invaluable. She also guides you through ways to insert people into your pre-existing painting to bring them to life; scenes like urban streets and on the beach are explored. Subjects like how to paint portraits and getting to grips with body proportion and perspective are also covered. Both media of watercolours and oils are covered, making this the perfect book for any type of artist. Filled with easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, this is a practical and helpful guide to learning to paint people very quickly.
Author: Jenny Wheatley, Robin Capon
Publisher: B T Batsford Limited
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.
Author: Emma Block
Publisher: Running Press Adult
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!
Author: Felix Scheinberger
A guide that shows painters, drawers, doodlers, and urban sketchers how to bring their drawings to life with colorful, bold, yet accessible painting methods. Watercolor sketching is a rapidly emerging technique that enlivens sketches done in pen or pencil with the expressive washes, glazes, and luminous hues of watercolor . This lushly illustrated resource teaches artists on the go how to sketch with watercolor, rendering subjects efficiently and without inhibitions. Readers are guided through all aspects of the medium, from fundamental techniques including wet-on-wet, glazing, and washes; materials and supplies; and little known tips and tricks for getting the most out of watercolor (for example, just sprinkling a little salt on your painting creates a texture that's impossible to achieve with a brush.) A strong focus color theory provides a solid foundation for enhancing drawings with vibrant hues.
Author: Paul Greaves
Publisher: David & Charles
The popular art teacher offers a complete beginner's guide to watercolors that includes extensive step-by-step instructions as well as simple exercises designed to teach basic techniques. Original.
Author: Lee Boynton, Linda Gottlieb
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Divided into four parts, this book offers a complete overview to the essentials of impressionism, its colourful evolution and varied techniques.
Author: Jack Reid
Publisher: North Light Books
"After 25 years of teaching thousands of novice watercolorists the simple methods contained in this book, I firmly believe that anyone willing to follow the directions and do the world cannot fail to achieve a successful picture. If I can do it, so can you." - Jack Reid &break;&break;In this beginner-friendly guide, Jack Reid will show you the hows of watercolor painting. He covers it all in clear, easy-to-understand terms - beginning with what tools and materials you should buy to get off to a good, affordable start. You'll find simple, step-by-step exercises to help you: &break;&break;Control your brush with ease &break;Master the four basic watercolor techniques - the flat wash, the graded wash, the wet-in-wet and the dry-brush &break;Take the "Five Steps to a Painting" - step-by-step demonstration guide you from one color to five, to make your paintings "sing" with color &break;Use photography and photocopying to create paintings inspired by life &break;&break;Then put everything you've learned into action by following along with seven painting projects. Before you know it, you'll be creating your own beautiful watercolor paintings!
Author: John Lovett
Publisher: North Light Books
Have fun with watercolors--even if you don't know how to paint! Begin painting right away with the friendly, insightful guidance of veteran art instructor John Lovett. Easy-to-follow step-by-step guidelines help you pick papers, mix colors and start painting in watercolor fast. Splash it, pour it, lift it and feather it, or combine it with gesso or waterproof ink for unusual effects. You'll learn just how much fun painting in watercolor can be!