Watercolor Painting For Dummies

Watercolor Painting For Dummies

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by Colette Pitcher
     
 

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Have you ever been amazed by watercolor paintings that seem to spring to life before your eyes? Would you love to be able to paint with watercolors? Now, you can. Watercolor Painting For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to create breathtaking paintings so beautiful you won’t believe you made them yourself.

This friendly, guide gives you

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Have you ever been amazed by watercolor paintings that seem to spring to life before your eyes? Would you love to be able to paint with watercolors? Now, you can. Watercolor Painting For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to create breathtaking paintings so beautiful you won’t believe you made them yourself.

This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master the basics. Filled with full-color projects and sample paintings, it shows you how to work with color and texture, practice composition, and make smooth changes. You’ll find out how to select the best tools, materials, and supplies, practice basic brush strokes, and use the three best common techniques: flat wash, graded wash, and rough texture. Discover how to:

  • Select the right brushes, pigments, and paper
  • Mix colors and work with white
  • Create backgrounds and foregrounds
  • Transfer your drawings to watercolor
  • Avoid common watercolor mistakes
  • Experiment with texture using salt, sponges, plastic wrap, and more
  • Find your way around the color wheel
  • Practice the principles of design
  • Plan compositions using thumbnails
  • Work with one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective
  • Paint fabrics, shiny surfaces, and organic textures
  • Paint landscapes, seascapes, animals and more

Complete with strategies for improving your painting immediately and marketing and selling your work, Watercolor Painting For Dummies, is the resource you need to make your creative dreams come true.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470182314
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/05/2008
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
187,355
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Colette Pitcher, an artist and educator, is a regular contributor to Paint Works magazine and a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society. Colette owns the Showcase Art Center in Greeley, Colorado.

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Watercolor Painting for Dummies 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MameWI More than 1 year ago
Worth getting your own copy to read and re-read mark your special needs area. A lot of work already done for you - just read and apply!
Anonymous022 11 months ago
Always like the style of the "Dummies" series, very clearly written and easy to do without being enrolled in a class. A great way to launch into a new hobby. You'll love the project exercises they give you with directions. Although, I would suggest you buy this in actual book form. I bought the Nook book. Still good, but if you want a bigger, more clear visual of the picture samples, invest in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago