Watercolor for the Serious Beginner

Watercolor for the Serious Beginner

Book - 1997
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Develop from a serious beginner into a dedicated professional artist. This book speaks to readers who have a strong desire to become accomplished watercolorists. Even if you've never tried the medium before, if you're committed to learning, you will soon discover how to achieve the luminous effects found in the paintings throughout these pages. Beginning with an overview of materials and the basics of drawing, composition, color, and value, Mary Whyte then shares with readers her expertise in the techniques of watercolor painting. Practical instruction and illustrated step-by-step demonstrations are provided, covering the genres of still life, landscape, and figures and portraits. You will learn how to: create wet-into-wet paintings, using varied brushstrokes for special effects handle edges, create textures, combine mediums, and correct mistakes find, arrange, and light unusual setups for still fifes prepare to paint outdoors, work on location, and depict architectural elements pose a model, replicate skin tones, and capture character with your paintbrush
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill, c1997
ISBN: 9780823056606
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm


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Aug 11, 2017

This is a wonderful resource for the beginning watercolorist. Mary Whyte's passion for watercolor shows as she gives step-by-step instructions and lovely examples of her work.


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