Watercolor Basics - Let's Get Started

Watercolor Basics - Let's Get Started

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by Jack Reid
     
 

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"After 25 years of teaching thousands of novice watercolorists the simple methods contained in this book, I firmly believe that anyone willing to follow the directions and do the world cannot fail to achieve a successful picture. If I can do it, so can you." -Jack Reid

In this beginner-friendly guide, Jack Reid will show you the hows of watercolor

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"After 25 years of teaching thousands of novice watercolorists the simple methods contained in this book, I firmly believe that anyone willing to follow the directions and do the world cannot fail to achieve a successful picture. If I can do it, so can you." -Jack Reid

In this beginner-friendly guide, Jack Reid will show you the hows of watercolor painting. He covers it all in clear, easy-to-understand terms - beginning with what tools and materials you should buy to get off to a good, affordable start. You'll find simple, step-by-step exercises to help you:

  • Control your brush with ease
  • Master the four basic watercolor techniques - the flat wash, the graded wash, the wet-in-wet and the dry-brush
  • Take the "Five Steps to a Painting" - step-by-step demonstration guide you from one color to five, to make your paintings "sing" with color
  • Use photography and photocopying to create paintings inspired by life

Then put everything you've learned into action by following along with seven painting projects. Before you know it, you'll be creating your own beautiful watercolor paintings!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891348672
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Watercolor Basics Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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Watercolor Basics - Let's Get Started 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book focuses on techniques and advice for those beginning watercolor. The author presents the reader with a series of hands-on exercises, to help learn the techniques and principles described. All examples are landscapes, but these exercises are worthwhile even if (like me) you don't like landscapes. The author stresses the importance of practice. No watercolor experience is needed, but the author does presume some basic knowledge of pencil drawing. The author's painting style is not quite what I'm wanting, and I would have preferred a wider variety of pictures. Overall, though, the advice is sound and the hands-on approach nicely executed.