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Simplifying Design & Color for Artists: Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques
     

Simplifying Design & Color for Artists: Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques

by Linda Kemp
 

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When you become a better designer and colorist, you become a better painter.

Painting doesn't have to be complicated to be good. In fact, it shouldn't be. Artist and best-selling author Linda Kemp (Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines) bypasses all the complexities of design and color to focus on a fresh, simplified strategy for success that

Overview

When you become a better designer and colorist, you become a better painter.

Painting doesn't have to be complicated to be good. In fact, it shouldn't be. Artist and best-selling author Linda Kemp (Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines) bypasses all the complexities of design and color to focus on a fresh, simplified strategy for success that features negative painting--a method that uses the space around your subject to help define it.

Improve your painting step by step with projects and exercises that will help your work stand out from the crowd. With Simplifying Design & Color for Artists, you'll learn:

  • Strategies for creating simple yet effective compositions, focusing on the relationship between shape, space, and color.
  • Useful tips on color--how to simplify it, mix your own, and work with value, hue and intensity.
  • Techniques for designing with shape: size and edge, layering, and building dimension and movement.
  • 18 step-by-step projects in watercolor and acrylic.

The approach may be simple, but your art will be spectacular!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440325236
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
11/30/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
829,506
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Linda Kemp is a popular contributing writer and demonstrator and the author of Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines - A Positive Approach to Negative Painting (North Light Books). She frequently instructs and lectures at national symposiums and workshops throughout Canada, The United States and The United Kingdom. She teaches 8-10 workshops a year and is a certified instructor for Holbein Artists Colors (paint manufacturer). She's also sponsored by Ampersand (Clayboard and Aquaboard).

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