Watercolor in Motion: How to Create Powerful Paintings Step by Step

Watercolor in Motion: How to Create Powerful Paintings Step by Step

by Birgit O'Connor

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Watercolor in Motion: How to Create Powerful Paintings Step by Step by Birgit O'Connor

Just add water! Blend and flow your way to magical results!

It's the interplay between water and paint that makes this medium so exciting. It's no wonder, then, that wet-into-wet is one of the most popular methods for painting in watercolor. This unique book/DVD workshop shows you how to "go with the flow," moving watercolor across the page to create gorgeous paintings.

  • Covers everything from selecting the best papers, paints and brushes, to achieving intense color passages, the illusion of depth and lively shadows.
  • 10 exercises and 15 step-by-step demonstrations illustrate important lessons on shapes, complementary colors, masking fluid, glazing and more.
  • Techniques are illustrated with Birgit O'Connor's bold and beautiful flowers, but are applicable to any subject.
  • DVD shows key techniques in action—blending colors, creating hard and soft edges, and painting water drops—as well as troubleshooting common problems with washes.
Watercolor has a reputation for being unpredictable. But the secret to success as you'll learn here, is using the right amount of water, which lets you have more control...and fun!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440337178
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 05/29/2014
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Birgit O'Connor is a self-taught painter who has been working strictly in watercolor since 1988. She has been teaching watercolor instruction since 2001. She has written for several magazines, including Watercolor Magic , The Artist's Magazine and Artist's Sketchbook , and she has produced thirteen watercolor instruction videos. Her award-winning work has been exhibited in dozens of one-woman shows and group shows and can be found in private and corporate collections around the globe as well as in four galleries. She resides in northern California. Visit her website, www. birgitoconnor.com.

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