Powerful Watercolor Landscapes: Tools for Painting with Impact

Powerful Watercolor Landscapes: Tools for Painting with Impact

by Catherine Gill
     
 

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Banish boring watercolors forever! This guide gives you the "power tools" you need to transform dull, flat landscapes into robust, colorful expressions of your artistic vision. Each chapter focuses on a specific strategy for tackling tough challenges, complete with inspiring examples, hands-on demonstrations and instructional diagrams to make these strategies easy

Overview

Banish boring watercolors forever! This guide gives you the "power tools" you need to transform dull, flat landscapes into robust, colorful expressions of your artistic vision. Each chapter focuses on a specific strategy for tackling tough challenges, complete with inspiring examples, hands-on demonstrations and instructional diagrams to make these strategies easy and fun to learn. Following this guide's masterful visual instruction, you'll learn how to:

  • See beyond "what you see" to develop strong foundations in every composition
  • Avoid repainting, overworking and frustration by focusing on a composition's unifying elements
  • Become decisive with your values for heightened interest and impact
  • Quickly and easily mix a huge range of clean, rich colors—including vibrant grays and greens—with no more mud!
  • Put it all together following detailed step-by-step demonstrations of complete paintings from start to finish
Whether you're new to watercolor painting or not, this guide will empower you to push shape and color into exciting new territory. Experience the satisfaction of painting with "power tools" and enjoy immediate results in your work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440314315
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
01/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
36 MB
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Meet the Author

Catherine Gill is an artist of 25 years who has participated in Branching Out, a project sponsored by National Geographic involving scientists and artists jointly investigating the forest canopy. Her artwork has been featured in The Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magic, and has been exhibited throughout the world; visit her web site at www.catherinegill.com.

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