The Art of Watercolor: Learn watercolor painting tips and techniques that will help you learn how to paint beautiful watercolors

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This book covers all the techniques you need to know to create beautiful watercolor paintings of people, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, children, and even animals! In The Art of Watercolor, youÆll find information on all the essential watercolor fundamentals and special techniques, as well as in-depth explanations of more advanced concepts. And as you follow and learn, youÆll find both inspiration and information inside this classic instructional guide: The step-by-step lessons are all accompanied by ...
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Overview


This book covers all the techniques you need to know to create beautiful watercolor paintings of people, landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, children, and even animals! In The Art of Watercolor, youÆll find information on all the essential watercolor fundamentals and special techniques, as well as in-depth explanations of more advanced concepts. And as you follow and learn, youÆll find both inspiration and information inside this classic instructional guide: The step-by-step lessons are all accompanied by beautiful illustrations that lead up to the finished artwork. This attractive, full-color instructional guide is a perfect addition to any artistÆs reference library!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560101871
  • Publisher: Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: Collector's Series Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,310,710
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


William F. Powell is an internationally recognized artist and one of America's foremost colorists. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His experience as an art instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel-with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. Additionally, Bill conducts painting workshops and produces instructional videos that employ unique methods of in-depth presentation and demonstration. Bill holds awards for his technical art, which has been used for major projects, such as space programs and environmental studies. He lives in Temecula, CA.
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Table of Contents

Introduction To Watercolor 5
Materials And Techniques 7
Tools And Materials 8
Color And The Color Wheel 10
Drawing Techniques 12
Painting Techniques 14
Watercolors Step-By-Step 19
Painting Exercises 20
Special Effects 28
Watercolor Workshop 45
Painting Exercises 46
Drawing The Subject 47
Color Harmonies 48
Special Effects, Vignette 53
Special Effects, Negative Areas 57
High Key/Low Key Painting 58
Special Effects, Salt 62
Animals In Watercolor 65
Painting Exercises 66
Seascapes In Watercolor 85
Painting Exercises 86
Wave Action 86
Rocks 90
Sand 91
Reflections 95
Birds 97
Windswept Trees 102
Children In Watercolor 107
Painting Exercises 108
Watercolor On Rice Paper 115
Supplies/Mixing Colors 116
Painting Exercises 120
Index 142
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