A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces. This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.
Published by: Watson-Guptill | Publication date: 10/10/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Welcome to your watercolor happy place! The world of Danielle Donaldson is as wondrous as a jar full of fireflies. Her whimsical illustrations are known for their offbeat color combinations, artful arrangements and endearing quirkiness. In this book, you'll learn how to partner with the wonderfully spontaneous medium of watercolor to create your own brand of magic. Start by creating a handmade journal, then follow exercises and start-to-finish projects to fill it with illustrations that are small in size but big on color. Along the way, Danielle shares her fresh takes on color theory, perspective, composition and more. Designed to get your brush moving, this book makes practice feel like play. It's a one-of-a-kind journey for any artist wishing to tap into the utter joy of watercolor painting and make it a cherished part of your daily life. Inside you'll find:
- Imaginative techniques that help you override perfectionist tendencies while making the most of watercolor's unpredictable nature
- An inventive approach (using scraps of paper, ribbon and other ephemera) for more creative color choices
- A simple strategy that makes drawing new subjects less intimidating and more fun
- Sweet ways to add hand lettering to your artwork
- Inspirational exercises that make finding subjects to paint as easy as A-B-C
Published by: North Light Books | Publication date: 10/17/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Unleash Your Creativity with 50 No-Sketch Watercolor Projects From a classic dogwood rose, to a sly fox, to feathers that take on a dreamy quality, you can create polished artwork in just a few easy steps—no sketching required. Dana Fox, creator of Wonder Forest, is known for her unique and whimsical sense of style, and her popular watercolor workshops have introduced thousands to the joys of painting. In Watercolor With Me in the Forest, Dana provides light outlines of each project, and every page is printed on premium art paper, so you can focus on the watercolor techniques—wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet, painting fur and ink and wash. Even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before, Dana’s creative tricks will ensure that every piece of art is frame-worthy. Whether you’re looking to try a new style, learn the basics or find a new way to de-stress, this step-by- step guide makes it easier than ever to create stunning art.
Published by: Page Street Publishing | Publication date: 08/14/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Enjoy the meditative art of watercolor with simple supplies and easy-to-follow instructions!For a soothing boost of creativity and whimsy, try your hand at watercolor. With a few simple steps, anyone can discover their artistic side, and achieve moments of peace and tranquility doing so. Forty straightforward lessons promise fun and colorful results: no previous artistic skill required. This simple painting medium produces colorful, modern paintings to adorn invitations, gifts, and walls. The 40 lessons cover useful topics like:
- painting on vacation
- painting your pets
- layering colors
- mixing colors
- painting flowers and plants
Published by: Running Press Adult | Publication date: 08/07/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 176 pages
A guide that shows painters, drawers, doodlers, and urban sketchers how to bring their drawings to life with colorful, bold, yet accessible painting methods.Watercolor sketching is a rapidly emerging technique that enlivens sketches done in pen or pencil with the expressive washes, glazes, and luminous hues of watercolor . This lushly illustrated resource teaches artists on the go how to sketch with watercolor, rendering subjects efficiently and without inhibitions. Readers are guided through all aspects of the medium, from fundamental techniques including wet-on-wet, glazing, and washes; materials and supplies; and little known tips and tricks for getting the most out of watercolor (for example, just sprinkling a little salt on your painting creates a texture that's impossible to achieve with a brush.) A strong focus color theory provides a solid foundation for enhancing drawings with vibrant hues.
Published by: Watson-Guptill | Publication date: 03/25/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 160 pages
The beauty of a watercolor painting lies in its diaphanous layers, delicate strokes, and luminous washes. However, the very features that define the beauty of the medium can make it difficult to master. This complete guide to understanding the relationships between color, value, wetness, and composition unravels the mysteries of watercolor to help your practice evolve. Experienced teacher and acclaimed artist Tom Hoffmann offers a unique, inquiry-based approach that shows you how to translate any subject into the language of watercolor. With Hoffmann as your guide, you’ll learn the key questions to ask yourself at every turn and time-tested methods to help you reach solutions. Hoffmann’s thorough explanations and step-by-step demonstrations delineate the process of composing a painting in watercolor, while art from more than thirty-five past and present masters, including John Singer Sargent, Ogden Pleissner, George Post, Emil Kosa, Jr., Mary Whyte, Trevor Chamberlain, Lars Lerin, Torgeir Schjølberg, Piet Lap, Leslie Frontz, and Alvaro Castagnet serve to illustrate and inspire. Whether you’re a serious beginner or a seasoned practitioner, this book will guide you toward the all-important balance between restraint and risk-taking that every watercolorist seeks. From the Hardcover edition.
Published by: Watson-Guptill | Publication date: 12/11/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 208 pages
A year's worth of tips, techniques, advice and more! Make watercolor a part of your daily life, turning every day into inspiration for your art. Designed to fit your life, Watercolor 365--the first watercolor book of its kind--provides a complete education in the medium, one bite-sized bit of information at a time. Open it daily to find a new tip, idea, technique or challenge...all aimed at getting you into the habit and mindset of an artist. Inside you'll find:
- 52 mini step-by-step demonstrations (like painting skin tones and adding texture)
- 52 Q&A's (based on questions received on social media, in workshops, and from blogs)
- 52 troubleshooting tips (such as how to remove masking fluid that has had too long to dry and how to lift paint)
- 52 bits of creative advice (suck as why you should consider taking a painting holiday and keeping photographic records of your process)
- 52 general tips (such as basic composition and transferring images for painting)
- 52 definitions (clear, concise definitions of terminology, such as value and atmospheric perspective)
- 52 exercises to improve your artistic skills (simple lessons for techniques like glazing and mixing grays)
Published by: North Light Books | Publication date: 02/15/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 226 pages
This is the perfect book for readers to keep handy in the studio, and reference often. The photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginning painters and provides useful tips for more advanced artists.This book is divided into three sections. In the first section, you will find practical advice on choosing the necessary tools and equiopment as well as hints on mixing colors—one of the trickier skills to master until you have learned some of the basic properties of color. Next, the techniques used in watercolor painting are explained in detail, from the most basic like laying washes and reserving highlights to some of the more unusual and exciting methods like wax-resist or spattering paint. Tutorials and more than 100 step-by-step sequences demonstrate how to paint a wide range of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, people and still life. Over 180,000 copies sold worldwide.
Published by: Chartwell Books | Publication date: 01/27/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Learn to Paint Gorgeous Colorful LetteringWatercolor artwork is the perfect embellishment to take your brush pen lettering to the next level. This comprehensive how-to guide includes step-by-step instructions for basic and advanced watercolor techniques, expert tips to improve your lettering, and inspiring DIY project ideas to practice pulling it all together. With this book you will: • Learn Color Theory• Master Watercolor Techniques• Practice Lettering Styles• Embellish Your Letters• Create Your Own Style• Make Beautiful Art
Published by: Ulysses Press | Publication date: 09/21/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 195 pages
A comprehensive and practical guide to watercolor painting from sought-after instructor and acclaimed artist Leslie Frontz that answers the two most common questions students at all levels want to know: What am I doing wrong? and How do I decide what to do instead? In the tradition of the eminently practical, top-selling guides such as How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself, The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted, and Problem Solving for Oil Painters, this straightforward handbook offers a fresh approach to watercolor mastery that bridges the gap between theory and practice. Through thoughtful discussion, expert instruction, and in-depth step-by-step demonstrations, Leslie Frontz shows readers how to eliminate common barriers to achieve beautiful, captivating watercolor paintings. Beginning with teaching readers how to see with an artist's eye, Frontz then establishes how watercolor painters build on this skill by making timely decisions throughout the creation process.
Published by: Watson-Guptill | Publication date: 08/18/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 194 pages