Watercolor Painting: Expert Answers to the Questions Every Artist Asks

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Art Answers books are precisely that—practical answers to the questions that every artist asks himself or herself while working on a project. Such questions are always specific, and require immediate and specific answers: Which brush to use in order to create the precise desired effect?. . . What is the best way to organize workspace? . . Which papers and inks to select for a given project?. . . and literally hundreds more similar questions. In this book, art students and hobbyists will find reliable answers ...
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Overview


Art Answers books are precisely that—practical answers to the questions that every artist asks himself or herself while working on a project. Such questions are always specific, and require immediate and specific answers: Which brush to use in order to create the precise desired effect?. . . What is the best way to organize workspace? . . Which papers and inks to select for a given project?. . . and literally hundreds more similar questions. In this book, art students and hobbyists will find reliable answers from experienced professionals about texture and tone, creating reflections in water, contrasting light and shadow, blending and smudging, framing and mounting, and much more. More than 100 instructive color illustrations come with step-by-step tips and methods that teach artistic skills and improve on the reader's previously acquired techniques. The practical and sturdy Flexibinding covers make these books ideal both for studio use and for carrying along on field trips.
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Using an unusual question-and-answer format, this guide offers a nonlinear, troubleshooting approach that will help readers find answers quickly. Questions about equipment, workspaces, color, composition, techniques, still life, landscapes, figures, style, and display of finished paintings are answered and accompanied by step-by-step photos throughout. Though the answers are usually no more than a couple of pages in length, James (art, emeritus, California State Univ., Fullerton) goes beyond basic techniques to include such special topics as ox gall liquid, stipple buildup, knifing, and salt effects. VERDICT Best for intermediate watercolor artists wishing to broaden their watercolor repertoire.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438000220
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Series: Art Answers
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 595,964
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


George James is Professor "Emeritus" of Art at California State University Fullerton, where he has taught since 1968. His award-winning watercolor paintings have been widely exhibited in shows throughout the United States, as well as at the 2007 Jiangsu Watercolor Society International Invitational Watercolor Exhibition in Nanjing, China.
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