Capturing the Magic of Light in Watercolor [NOOK Book]

Overview

Transform your paintings from ordinary to extraordinary - with light!

Want to paint light-filled watercolors that reach out and draw viewers in? In this book, award-winning watercolorist and teacher Susan Bourdet shows you how. Through simple concepts and detailed step-by-step demonstrations, Susan demystifies the process of successfully depicting light in watercolor. You'll ...

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Capturing the Magic of Light in Watercolor

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Overview

Transform your paintings from ordinary to extraordinary - with light!

Want to paint light-filled watercolors that reach out and draw viewers in? In this book, award-winning watercolorist and teacher Susan Bourdet shows you how. Through simple concepts and detailed step-by-step demonstrations, Susan demystifies the process of successfully depicting light in watercolor. You'll learn how to:

  • Create convincing light effects and rich shadows
  • Depict different light angles and times of day
  • Render light on a variety of subjects, from feathers and fur to flowers, water and textures
  • Take reference photos with exciting light and combine them into a believable composition that speaks to your viewers
It's all the information you'll need to capture the magic of light in your watercolors!

Includes 23 step-by-step demonstrations!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600615481
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 6/19/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 19 MB
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Table of Contents

1 Getting started 10
2 Inspiration, documentation and design 22
3 Basic watercolor techniques 36
4 Painting nature's light 58
5 Creating textures with light 82
6 Putting it all together 98
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2008

    Fantastic instructions

    A super book for any degree of experienced watercolorist. Fabulous color selections and great detail. Easy to understand rules of composition.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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