Creating Textures in Watercolor

Creating Textures in Watercolor

by Cathy Johnson
     
 

Silken strands of hair. Water tumbling over rocks. Blinding reflections in glass or metal.

Cathy Johnson shows you how to create realistic textures like these and make your watercolor paintings come alive.

You'll find practical, easy-to-follow guidelines inside for creating 83 wonderful textures for fruits, vegetables, hair, glass, metal, fabric,

Overview

Silken strands of hair. Water tumbling over rocks. Blinding reflections in glass or metal.

Cathy Johnson shows you how to create realistic textures like these and make your watercolor paintings come alive.

You'll find practical, easy-to-follow guidelines inside for creating 83 wonderful textures for fruits, vegetables, hair, glass, metal, fabric, flowers, fur, skin and much, much more.

Johnson's beautiful watercolor sketches - complete with helpful captions - demonstrate each of these techniques and their many variations. You'll learn how to accurately recreate any texture you see and create lovely watercolor paintings that almost seem to breathe.

Cathy Johnson's expertise will show you how to expand your own artistic vision and discover a world of textures - a world you can capture with your brush.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YA-- While excellent steps give a structured itinerary of watercolor painting for novice watercolorists, the tremendous variety of colorful objects and textures provide a reference for more advanced artists as well. However, although all of the parts for producing a good watercolor are here, there is little discussion about catching the spirit or feeling in a completed work. For this reason, this book could best be used as a resource for learning technique and not as a single source on the medium of watercolor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581804546
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
10.36(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.50(d)

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