Painting Class: Watercolor

Painting Class: Watercolor

by David Sanmiguel
     
 

A successful watercolor seems to be the product of pure inspiration—effortless, and with a light touch that produces magical results. However, this complete on-the-page class teaches every aspect of the watercolorist’s art, from the pigments, paints, palettes, and papers to drawing techniques and color harmony, in nine beautiful projects. Inspiring… See more details below

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A successful watercolor seems to be the product of pure inspiration—effortless, and with a light touch that produces magical results. However, this complete on-the-page class teaches every aspect of the watercolorist’s art, from the pigments, paints, palettes, and papers to drawing techniques and color harmony, in nine beautiful projects. Inspiring photographs go close-up to capture every line, stroke, and figure emerging from the brush, and numerous examples of lovely artwork appear throughout to illustrate the points. Learn to do line drawings, create blocks of color, work with cool and warm tones, paint en plein air (from nature), and interpret trees, skies, sea, and beach. The final projects feature all the most popular styles, including portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.

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Library Journal

This thoughtful book combines the most basic watercolor skills with some of the more advanced concepts of color theory and interpretation. Chapters cover watercolor materials, basic painting techniques, drawing techniques, color harmony, and working outdoors. The final chapter contains nine step-by-step projects. The group of Spanish artists who worked with Sanmiguel on the book clearly and confidently introduce the beginner to concepts of atmosphere in landscapes, volume in clouds, chromatic harmony with cool and neutral tones, and the dynamics of paper. Recommended for collections with room for several approaches to watercolor. See also Kory Fluckiger's Watercolor for the First Time, a foundation course in a playful exploratory style.


—Daniel Lombardo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402740916
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
822,951
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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