Overview


In this irreplaceable guide, award-winning artist and instructor John Pike shares with artists at all levels of experience the expertise gained through a lifetime of perfecting his craft. All the information watercolorists could possibly want is here -- choosing a brush; selecting and composing subject matter; producing a variety of washes, brush strokes, and textures; making corrections; and discovering the properties of common watercolor papers.
The author's personal style ...
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Overview


In this irreplaceable guide, award-winning artist and instructor John Pike shares with artists at all levels of experience the expertise gained through a lifetime of perfecting his craft. All the information watercolorists could possibly want is here -- choosing a brush; selecting and composing subject matter; producing a variety of washes, brush strokes, and textures; making corrections; and discovering the properties of common watercolor papers.
The author's personal style and his meticulously reproduced illustrations make this one of the best how-to guides available. Readers are led from the simplest still-life exercises to a series of complex landscape problems. The text is abundantly illustrated with the author's own famous paintings (many reproduced in full color) and analyzes each in detail for lessons to be learned and tricks of the trade.
"The text is brilliantly lucid, like Mr. Pike's own watercolors. It is difficult to imagine a more helpful guide." -- William F. Buckley, National Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486136905
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 7/10/2012
  • Series: Dover Art Instruction
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 764,511
  • File size: 33 MB
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Brushes and other painting tools
Paper
Colors
Studio and outdoor equipment
Washes and corrections
Tools and techniques
Planning a watercolor
Geometric still life: demonstration
Still life with regular and irregular shapes: demonstration
Mountainous landscape: demonstration
Woods and snow: demonstration
Woods, water, and figures: demonstration
Mountains, sky, and figures: demonstration
Architecture in landscape setting: demonstration
Low key landscape: demonstration
Winter landscape: demonstration
Rocky coast: demonstration
Breakers, rocks, beach, and figures: demonstration
Forest waterfall: demonstration
Architecture and figures: demonstration
Sailing boats: demonstration
Windmills against the sky: demonstration
Some general thoughts
That Blank White Paper; Painting Manners; How Not to Praise an Artist
Index
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