Secrets of Watercolour Success

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Harper Uk

ISBN: 9780007194469

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 3318

Important as it is, successful watercolors require more than good technique. Often, it is the artist’s attitude to their work that can make the difference between a merely competent painting and one that really stands out. Confidence is the key, and for the intermediate painter, this comes not just by practicing techniques but also by developing a deeper understanding of the underlying tenets of watercolor painting. Hazel Soan, internationally successful artist and instructor, reveals the secrets of watercolor painting that are so often overlooked in the desire to capture likeness. By focusing on the practice and discipline of painting, artists will build confidence in their skills, which will lead to a more positive approach and to paintings that are both vibrant and exciting.

The Essence of Watercolour

The secrets and techniques of watercolour painting revealed

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944776

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 9360

A paperback reissue Hazel Soan's classic practical art book. Hazel Soan is a well-known and popular artist and an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher. In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how wonderfully versatile and beguiling the medium of watercolour is and how to get the most out of it. Hazel stresses how important it is to understand the characteristics of the medium in order to exploit it to the full. She encourages the reader to explore the properties of watercolour and to be unafraid of strength of colour and brushstroke. Hazel shows through demonstration and projects that tone is king in watercolour and illustrates how to paint light with the use of shade. Armed with this understanding she demonstrates that watercolour is not such an unforgiving medium after all: accidents and mistakes can be disguised, overridden and corrected. The Essence of Watercolour is a culmination of many years of Hazel's teaching and demonstrating, in which she offers inspirational insights into the secrets of watercolour painting and encourages artists to take their art to the next level.


Author: Edward Billson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 150350560X

Category: Art

Page: 94

View: 9216

I decided to write this book for a number of reasons, to impart what I have learnt over 40 years of painting, to show my paintings and because I have read many books and not one of them has given the full facts.

James Fletcher-Watson's Watercolour Secrets

Author: James Fletcher-Watson

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9780713487572

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1095

All the essential skills for successful painting are beautifully illustrated and described by one of the inspirational watercolour painters working today. James Fletcher-Watson inspires all enthusiasts with his translucent washes, dramatic skies, atmospheric mountain scenes and skill in capturing the true spirit of a place. While focusing on individual elements, including skies, trees, country cottages, town houses, mountains, water, people and animals, each chapter offers advice on putting them all together in stunning landscapes and townscapes. Along with information on choosing brushes, paper and colours, there is a helpful section on composition. Paintings are used to demonstrate how to build up texture and detail; the subtle mixing of colours to produce shadows and reflections; and how to introduce distance and perspective into a scene. Moving from brooding hills and lakeland scenes to the charm of country lanes and the grandeur of Venice and Florence, the book illustrates exactly what you need to know to make a successful painting. This revision and reworking of Secrets of Watercolour takes the best of James Fletcher-Watson's earlier work and combines it with his masterly work of recent years.

The Secrets of Ice Cream Success

Author: AD Hartley

Publisher: AD Hartley


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 228

View: 1662

All Carlo wanted to do was figure out how to speak to girls, but now he is running the family business, dealing with sabotage, loss and a spooky book with a mind of its own. Can he make a success of the business with the help of his friends or will he be foiled by bullies, cockroaches and family secrets?

The Psychology of Success

Secrets of serial achievement

Author: Judith Leary-Joyce

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273746952

Category: Self-Help

Page: 328

View: 9752

Talent. Everybody has it, but just how good are you at using it? Talented people don’t believe in reaching their peak – they live a life that crests on any number of new and different waves. Some of these peaks may be higher than others, some offer totally different challenges and rewards, but whatever stage of life they’re at they see no reason why they can’t fulfil their potential to reach a new high. The Psychology of Success shows how you too can live a life of many peaks. By speaking to a wide range of people who have experienced both success and failure, Judith Leary-Joyce has uncovered the secrets of serial achievement. Some of these people have already achieved many different career and life peaks, some are still getting there and others have resigned themselves to never making it. By drawing on these studies, and her extensive experience as a psychologist and business coach, Judith sets out a clear path for you to follow in your quest to live the most satisfying and rewarding life you can. This book will help you: Identify the emotional drivers that help you move forward and those that hold you back Explore the attitudes of real life people who are successful and what can be learned from their experience Address your assumptions about life and work, and discover how to ‘peak’ in different ways, at different times

Watercolour Rainbow

Exploring the Colours in Your Palette

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849941242

Category: Colors

Page: 144

View: 9729

Hazel Soan's Watercolour Rainbow is an inspiring yet practical book on colour. She sets out to encourage and inspire all watercolour artists to make really radiant and colourful paintings. Hazel takes each main colour in the palette in turn and shows how to use the pigments to their maximum effect with lots of practical hints and tips throughout, as well as projects to show how the colours work in practice. All artists, whatever their level, seek advice on how to improve their paintings and this exciting book will inspire all watercolourists to use their palette to the maximum effect. The book includes: Colour Rules; The Pigments; Transparency and Opacity; Mixing Colours; The Yellows, The Reds, The Blues, The Greens, The Browns, The Blacks and Greys, The Whites; The End of the Rainbow.

Farbe in der Kunst

Author: Michael Juul Holm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832193058

Category: Color in art

Page: 239

View: 4235

Summary: Farbe in der Kunst, Farbe in der Literatur, Farbe im Design, Farbe in der Architektur - das vorliegende Buch versammelt Texte bester Farbkenner zu diesen Themen. Ihre Aufsätze verbinden sich mit Meisterwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts aus den beiden grossartigen Sammlungen von Werner Merzbacher und dem Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, die im besten Sinne die einzigartige Qualität von Farbe in der Kunst vor Augen führen. Ein wunderschöner und sehr informativer Bildband zur herrlichsten Form des Lichts: der Farbe.

Breaking the Rules of Watercolour

Painting secrets and techniques

Author: Shirley Trevena

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781906388836

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 8897

Shirley Trevena is a well-known and successful watercolourist, with a huge international fan base. Throughout her career she has pushed the boundaries of watercolour and is regarded as one of Britain's most innovative artists in that medium. Shirley's watercolours are visually inspiring, vibrant in colour and strong in composition This, her third book, shows how she achieves her stunning results by pushing the medium to its limits. Shirley takes the reader through 10 paintings in great detail and shares all her professional tips and painting secrets. In addition, each painting has large close-up details so the reader can really see all the brushstrokes. Shirley breaks the conventional rules of watercolour in many different ways: through her compositions, strange perspectives, fascinating textures and, above all, the strength and vibrancy of her colour combinations. In Breaking the Rules of Watercolour, Shirley explains all her painting decisions and demonstrates her techniques at every stage. In this way, she encourages all watercolourists, whatever their level, to experiment with the medium and produce exciting and challenging work of their own.

Watercolour Enigma

Author: Stephen Coates

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 1781266352

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 9335

The Watercolour Enigma is based on a practical course by artist Stephen Coates, and is designed to take the student through a process of learning rarely seen in other practical art books. By examining the basic science of watercolour including the properties of water and colour pigment, and through a series of practical, straightforward, step-by-step painting exercises, budding painters will leave Stephen's book not only with a mine of watercolour knowledge but with a selection of stunning paintings they can proudly say are their own.

Das große Handbuch Malen und Zeichnen

alle Techniken und Materialien

Author: Ray Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831011803


Page: 413

View: 8753

Illustriertes Kompendium der Zeichen- und Maltechniken mit Extrakapitel zur Perspektive sowie mit detaillierten Infomationen zu Material und Handwerkszeug, schrittweisen Anleitungen samt künstlerischen Beispielen aus verschiedenen Epochen.

Learn Watercolour Quickly

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781849941402

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 4852

The best-selling author and artist distills key elements of creating effective watercolor paintings, providing step-by-step instructions for beginner techniques while covering such topics as perspective, lighting and shading.

Watercolour Impressionists

Author: Ron Ranson

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715306949

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 5127

Presents a collection of paintings by 20th century watercolor impressionists and provides an insight into the artist's inspirations and techniques for the paintings

The Secrets that Lie Within

Author: Elisabeth Rose

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1489279407

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 734

A move to a small town might provide her the solace she seeks - until the once peaceful isolation turns deadly. After her husband is controversially acquitted of multiple crimes, now-divorced Abbie Forrest escapes to the peaceful rural town of Taylor's Bend intent on focussing on her career as a landscape artist. Estranged from her sister and daughter, Abbie tries hard to forge new relationships in the small community without revealing her own secrets. Town policeman Rupert Perry is attracted to the quiet woman who lives alone on a large block fifteen minutes from town. But Rupe is happy with what he has - part time hours, a friendly inclusive community, and freedom to grieve for his late wife away from the well-meaning but overwhelming concern of his old friends. When a series of peculiar and increasingly frightening events threaten Abbie, she is forced to turn to Rupe for help. But will he be able to prevent the escalation of terror as past wrongs demand revenge?

Painting with Impact

Author: David Curtis,Robin Capon

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943257

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9726

David Curtis is one of the most successful and loved artists in the UK. His books are bestsellers and in his latest publication he talks about the secrets of producing paintings with impact. Although his work is not showy, they are powerful and are much-sought after. His secrets for painting with impact are the sensitive consideration of balance and contrast in tone, colour, handling qualities and compositional elements. Whether you’re working on location with a limited palette or in the studio with all the time and materials at your disposal, the author talks you through the ways to capture the essence of a subject matter and the mood or sense of the place, and always with a something that will grab the viewer. The key elements are covered: Selection - what to paint and if necessary how to simplify or dramatise those elements; Mood - creating a strong sense of mood through choice of medium, colour and painting technique; Colour - choosing the right colours to suit the intentions of the painting. The book discusses a range of inspiring locations, from marine subjects, beaches and harbours to city scenes, trees and the light of the Mediterranean.