Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Watercolor
Photographs: 525 colour photographs
Imagine an art school where more than 15 popular watercoloriststeach, and you've imagined Everything You Ever Wanted to Know AboutWatercolor, a full-to-the-brim 400-page anthology ofWatson-Guptill's finest watercolor instruction from recentbest-selling authors. This treasure trove reviews the tools andmaterials of watercolor, then proceeds with the color palette,color mixing, and applied color theory. The full range of paintingtechniques is presented?the fundamentals of brushwork, laying in asimple wash, working wet-in-wet, drybrushing, masking, pouring,scratching, glazing, and more?as well as techniques for achievingvarious textures like tree bark and grass.
Unconventional approaches such as painting with sand, collaging,and monoprinting are also covered. Different artists explain how tounderstand and work effectively with value, form, light, andshadow, as well as how to achieve good design and composition. Thebasics of perspective are also explained. The book includessections on specific painting subjects, many with detailedstep-by-step sequences. Some are based on working from photographsand sketches, others on painting on location and from live models.There are demonstrations of how to paint landscapes, figures, andflowers. Each lesson focuses on a particular technique or artisticprinciple, such as ?Underpainting to Capture a Certain Time of Day?and ?Linking Basic Shapes to Build Your Painting.?
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