Watercolor Essentials

Watercolor Essentials

Hands-on Techniques for Exploring Watercolor in Motion

Book - 2009
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Everything you need to know to make magic with watercolor!

Features 80+ lessons, exercises and demonstrations, including live instruction on the enclosed DVD

Watercolor moves like no other medium. Just add water, and the pigment takes on a life of its own. This book makes learning to paint equally dynamic, with page after page of step-by-step demonstrations, plus more than 40 lessons on the companion DVD.

Get off to a happy start with basics such as laying a wash, applying a glaze and keeping whites white. Expand your skills and discover new ways to express yourself with advanced techniques, including special effects using salt, rubber cement and foil. From selecting and caring for your brushes to secrets for painting big, bold, beautiful shadows, Watercolor Essentials contains everything you need to paint with confidence.

33 exercises, from foundational skills to advanced techniques for painting clouds, rock textures, moonlit water and more 7 start-to-finish demonstrations take you through the process of painting a variety of subjects, including atmospheric landscapes, waterscapes and flowers 70-minute DVD puts it all into action, so you can see how the paint is applied and reacts on the paper
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781600610943
Branch Call Number: 751.422 OConnor 08/2009
Characteristics: 127 p. :,col ill. ;,29 cm. +,1 DVD (70 min ; 4 3/4 in.)


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Mar 18, 2016

great book, very easy to read . one page one topic, the book keeps a really tight pace for beginners to focus on the important stuff.
it also make the watercolor work look so effortless and beautiful, and of course that was the result of lots of practice ,but still ,good to see the simple side of art.

Dec 22, 2011

In short paragraphs and with many illustrations this book provides clearly the essential techniques in watercolor paintings for beginners.The book itself is a work of art.The DVD shows the various difficulties in watercolor painting and how to avoid or make correction. I am ordering two books, one for myself and one for my niece.

Aug 21, 2010

Buying my own copy. Wonderful book and CD (which is included in book). Lots of great, simple information for beginners and pros.


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