Artful Watercolor: Learning to Use the Secrets of Light

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Many art books offer advice on how to perform the techniques used by creative watercolorists, but this one goes farther by also explaining the “why” and “when” aspects of using these critical skills. Artful Watercolor exhaustively covers the best uses of light and shadow, color values, mixing custom colors, applying washes, and understanding shape, as well as exploring expressions of harmony and conflict, order and chaos within the composition. Numerous exercises and tips help guide readers through expressive ...
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Overview

Many art books offer advice on how to perform the techniques used by creative watercolorists, but this one goes farther by also explaining the “why” and “when” aspects of using these critical skills. Artful Watercolor exhaustively covers the best uses of light and shadow, color values, mixing custom colors, applying washes, and understanding shape, as well as exploring expressions of harmony and conflict, order and chaos within the composition. Numerous exercises and tips help guide readers through expressive detail work, wet/dry painting, and fixing mistakes.    
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402754098
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 517,410
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lou Bonamarte has won numerous awards for his watercolors and is the founder of Connecticut's Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.
 
Carolyn Janik, who has studied with Bonamarte for five years, is the successful author of 15 how-to books, and has received critical praise for her ability to translate technical information into prose that is easily understood and fun to read.
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  • Posted February 5, 2013

    I wish this book had been available years ago. The use of light

    I wish this book had been available years ago. The use of light as taught here can make the difference in a painting looking amateurish
    or more professional. This is THE KEY, whether one paints in watercolor, acrylic, oil or pastel.

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