Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes

Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes

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by Sterling Edwards
     
 

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How to paint your world in watercolor…and have fun doing it!

The day Sterling Edwards watched an artist paint an entire sky with three deft brushstrokes was the day he committed to trading his tiny oil brushes and photorealistic style in favor of big, bold strokes of watercolor. In the years since, he's developed not only a wonderfully fresh,

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How to paint your world in watercolor…and have fun doing it!

The day Sterling Edwards watched an artist paint an entire sky with three deft brushstrokes was the day he committed to trading his tiny oil brushes and photorealistic style in favor of big, bold strokes of watercolor. In the years since, he's developed not only a wonderfully fresh, luminous painting style, but also an approach that takes the intimidation out of this beautiful but often-mystifying medium. In this book, he shares both.

  • Initial chapters lay the foundation for successful paintings, from choosing the right brushes to achieving vibrant colors, interesting textures and strong compositions.
  • Step-by-step demonstrations illustrate techniques for painting rocks, skies, trees, foliage, buildings, water and other landscape elements.
  • An easy-to-follow, four-step painting process makes for easier starts and stronger finishes, complete with rich darks and sparkling highlights.
  • Eight complete painting projects cover a range of breathtaking scenes and seasons.

Whether you're dipping into the medium for the first time or you're a watercolor devotee on a quest for clearer color and more personal statements, this book will help you make the most of the time you spend with brush in hand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600614699
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
07/21/2010
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Sterling Edwards is a contemporary watercolorist who has been practicing watercolor since 1985. He is a popular workshop and seminar teacher throughout the United States and Canada. He has completed several instructional watercolor DVDs with LTD and Art Academy Live, in-studio classes at Cheap Joe's and has a signature palette and brush line available through specialty and online retailers. In 2007, he was elected as a signature member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor.

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Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a beginning watercolorist I couldn't have picked a better book to learn by. His descriptions and how-tos make it easy for even dummies like me to understand! Recommended
LindaDa More than 1 year ago
I took a workshop from Sterling Edwards last week. The sweet man was so generous in teaching techniques. A lot of what he taught is in this wonderful book. This book allows me review the techniques so I can practice the art of luminous watercolor.
Lyn Bogdanow More than 1 year ago
Very instructive book on watercolor with color pictures of his completed works and step by step guides for learning at home. Books like this are truly fun on the NC.
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