Secrets of Watercolour Success

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Harper Uk

ISBN: 9780007194469

Category: Art

Page: 128

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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

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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.

James Fletcher-Watson's Watercolour Secrets

Author: James Fletcher-Watson

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9780713487572

Category: Art

Page: 128

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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.

Tom Lynch's Watercolor Secrets

Author: Tom Lynch

Publisher: Tom Lynch

ISBN: 9780578128689

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Shares techniques for creating dynamic watercolor paintings, including creating paintings with more than just a brush, using more vibrant and brilliant colors, and defining an "impact area" within a painting.

Artful Watercolor

Learning to Use the Secrets of Light

Author: Lou Bonamarte,Carolyn Janik

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402754098

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Goes beyond traditional instruction to counsel developing artists on the timing and purpose of specific watercolor techniques, detailing the best uses of light and shadow, color values, exploring expressions of conflict and more.

Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration

Author: HAZEL. SOAN

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008320751

Category:

Page: 128

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An attractive, highly illustrated little sourcebook of ideas and practical exercises, Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration is for artists looking for new creativity. Through a combination of practical instruction, illustrated projects and step-by-step demonstrations in watercolour, oil and acrylic, popular artist Hazel Soan explains how to develop your observational skills and unleash your creativity.The book shows you how to find inspiration all around you - 'seeing' like an artist, recognizing potential subjects and considering new approaches. Hazel Soan encourages you to experiment with papers and other surfaces, refresh your palette and understand what different materials can achieve.From concept to composition let this little book be your guide to what to include in your work, how to be creative with colour and utilize tone and texture. Learn to see the world around you and the art materials you use in a new light, with ideas to inspire you around the house, out and about and on your wider travels. This attractive book also contains inspiring gallery pages which reveal how other artists have found new approaches to their chosen subjects.

Breaking the Rules of Watercolour

Painting secrets and techniques

Author: Shirley Trevena

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781906388836

Category: Art

Page: 128

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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.

The Watercolour Enigma

A Complete Painting Course Revealing the Secrets and Science of Watercolour

Author: Stephen Coates

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782215615

Category:

Page: 96

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A progressive, informative art course for beginner watercolorists, revealing the secrets and science behind watercolor. Many watercolor artists are disappointed with the results of their endeavors, because their attempts at painting do not always turn out as intended. However, the majority of mistakes are caused by the misuse of paint rather than artistic inability. Understanding the medium and how to use it will turn failure into success, and discovering the truth about how to use watercolors is exciting, liberating and enormously rewarding. 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 - the properties of water and color 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 watercolor knowledge, but also will step away with a selection of stunning paintings they will be proud to have painted. Fulfil your dream and learn to paint like a true, watercolour expert.

Watercolour Rainbow

Exploring the Colours in Your Palette

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849941242

Category: Colors

Page: 144

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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.

Watercolor Secrets

200 Tips and Techniques for Painting the Easy Way

Author: Robin Berry

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9781606523377

Category: Art

Page: 176

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This beautifully illustrated book is an indispensable compendium of essential know-how and ten inspirational projects using watercolor. It includes over 200 tips and step-by-step techniques organized to help you build on each skill you learn. Aimed at all painter levels, Watercolor Secrets is packed with expert advice on every aspect of watercolor painting. Beginners can follow processes step-by-step, while more experienced artists can dip in and out for help with specific problems. "Try it" and "fix it" panels placed throughout the book suggest ways to practice and develop new skills and avoid or correct common painting mistakes. Learn how to: Create subtle and dramatic effects Use household materials to save money Pick the right paints, brushes, and equipment to suit your project Choose a proper subject Choose interesting color palettes Each topic, self-contained in a one- or two-page spread, is fully explained and illustrated with photographs and more detailed diagrams where helpful. Advance your artistic understanding, dexterity, and ingenuity with the over 200 secrets included to help you practice the skills you've learned.

Watercolor Success!

52 Essential Lessons for Creating Great Paintings

Author: Chuck Long

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581805536

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Make Every Painting a Success! A must-have for any novice watercolorist! This all-purpose guide is filed with classic lessons that cover all the material you need to get started in watercolor. This is simple yet imperative watercolor at its best - no frills or tricks. Your paintings will look better and you'll enjoy your painting time more when you follow Chuck Long's tried-and-true advice. With Chuck Long's experience and friendly teaching style, you'll soon make every watercolor you paint a success! Inside you'll find: The nuts and bolts of watercolor painting presented with a friendly voice so you can develop a strong foundation while having fun Over 200 illustrations that lead you through the basic principles and techniques of watercolor and foster your growth as an artist 11 demonstrations that encourage and challenge you to develop and hone your skills A variety of subjects, including boats, shore scenes, architecture, foliage and wooded landscapes, mountains, lakes and lighthouses

Vibrant Watercolours

Author: Shirley Trevena,Albert Jackson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007225237

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Color is one of the most important aspects of painting, and most artists find it both a fascinating and challenging subject. Shirley Trevena, author of Taking Risks with Watercolour, is well-known for her vibrant watercolor style. Here she demonstrates color theory through a series of simple exercises that illustrate how the principles work in practice, with fascinating sections on using just single colors and neutrals, and how to mix colors in unusual ways to create interesting and sometimes unconventional effects. The role of color to evoke mood and atmosphere is also covered, and throughout the book Shirley's stunning watercolors provide valuable inspiration for artists looking to develop their own style. The key features of the book include Explore Further exercises, studio tips, practical projects, Food for Thought discussion points, and step-by-step demonstrations. In addition, to provide a broader view and show different ways of using color, the work of several guest artists is featured.

10-Minute Watercolours (Collins Gem)

Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007554958

Category: Art

Page: 192

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This handy, practical and inspirational little book is perfect for the pocket or art bag. It shows watercolour painters of all levels how to loosen up their paintings and maintain spontaneity by painting simple watercolour studies in no more than 10 minutes.

Secrets to Painting Realistic Faces in Watercolor

Author: Carrie Stuart Parks,Rick Parks

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440309045

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Paint Lively, Expressive Watercolor Portraits Ready to unlock the secrets of watercolor? With the masterful instruction of Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks, success is within your reach. In this beginner-friendly guide, Carrie and Rick shares their 30-plus years of experience as artists and instructors to give you the tools and techniques for painting lively, realistic watercolor portraits you can be proud of. Detailed step-by-step demonstrations and lots of tips and sidebars help you avoid mistakes, stay loose and have fun. In addition to complete information on supplies and materials, each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of watercolor portrait painting, visually teaching you how to: Handle watercolors with confidence using washes, masking, underpainting and a "less-is-more" approach Map out great compositions by using grids, transferring the drawing, choosing colors and applying masking in the right places Convey light and dark values with precision and impact for striking, lifelike portraits Paint beautiful hair in all styles, colors and textures by building tones gradually Avoid common watercolor missteps (and learn to fix the ones you couldn't help) by following a whole chapter of advice just for those "oops" moments Gain the confidence to "step out of your comfort zone" and work to establish your own distinct and expressive painting style Leave your frustration and fear of watercolor in the past. With Carrie Stuart Parks and Rick Parks you have all the guidance you need to paint the faces you love with skill and style. Get started today! "I want you to have every secret, every tool, every technique, every shortcut, and every success in your painting. I want you to feel that you've found your true artistic style and expression with this medium." —bestselling author and artist, Carrie Stuart Parks

Jean Haines' World of Watercolour

Author: Jean Haines

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781782210399

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Teaches watercolor painting techniques and features exercises and step-by-step projects that put learned skills to the test.

The New Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques

Author: Diana Craig,Hazel Harrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741730852

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 144

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A comprehensive visual guide to traditional and contemporary watercolour painting techniques. A complete guide to watercolour techniques - from preparation to textures, washes, lifting out, glazing and more. A comprehensive collection of techniques plus clear instructions and step-by-step photographs and artwork diagrams.

Painting with Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581802658

Category: Art

Page: 221

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Create worlds of incredible pen, ink and watercolor art with Claudia Nice! Let best-selling author and artist Claudia Nice show you how to create incredible art in pen, ink and watercolor. She makes it easy by covering all the drawing and painting basics—everything from materials and texture techniques to color theory and special effects. It's a one-of-a-kind course in making extraordinary art, from mastering value, contrast and definition to getting your surface techniques just right. You'll never run out of ideas or challenges. Claudia provides guidelines, advice and techniques for rendering hundreds of your favorite places, environments and animals with the kind of detail you've only dreamed about. In fact, this incredible volume—a compilation collection some of the finest instruction from Claudia's best-selling books—contains enough instruction, inspiration and gorgeous art to keep you drawing, painting and enjoying the outdoors for years to come.

Painting Successful Watercolours from Photographs

Author: Geoff Kersey

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844489985

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Explores the author's artistic process for interpreting photographs to produce watercolors by detailing how twenty-seven of his own paintings evolved from photographs, with diagrams, color charts, and explanations of relevant painting techniques.