Genre : Art
Publisher : North Light Books
ISBN_10 : 1440309051
Copyright Year : 2010-10-19
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This special 10th-anniversary collection combines two of the best-loved North Light watercolor guides available: The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook and The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook: Landscapes. Clarifying and simplifying the various aspects of painting with watercolor, Gordon MacKenzie's The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook will encourage and challenge you with new possibilities. Rather than a list of rules, this is a collection of principles, concepts and general information designed to expand your creative process. Mackenzie shares with you tips, techniques, ideas and lessons for a sure path to creative fulfillment and better watercolor paintings.

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Genre : Art
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9781600615757
Copyright Year : 2006-04-27
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Painting with watercolors gives you endless opportunities to create the world you want. You choose whether to let the sun blaze or the rain pour, to move a maple tree here or make the trail wind over there, to subdue a hillside with quiet greens or make a forest glow with dazzling golds and reds. It's not only a matter of what to paint, but how to go about painting it. This book examines, one at a time, the three major elements of landscape painting: water, sky and land. You will be encouraged to try numerous ways of painting each one. Then you can choose the methods that best express how the outdoors speaks to you. Let this reliable collection of tips, techniques, ideas and lessons be your companion on a sure path to creative fulfillment and better watercolor landscapes.

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📒 Painter S Quick Reference Landscapes by Editors Of North Light Books

Genre : Art
Publisher : North Light Books
ISBN_10 : 1581808143
Copyright Year : 2006-05-26
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The perfect reference for painters! Enliven your landscapes! Inside you'll find more than 40 complete step-by-step demonstrations for capturing a range of challenging landscape elements, including clouds, skies, trees, foliage, water, reflections, rocks, mountains and much more. These acrylic, watercolor and oil demonstrations feature the diverse artistic styles of 21 accomplished artists and explore all kinds of settings, the four seasons and different times of day. With every lesson, you'll gain new inspiration and confidence as you overcome trouble spots in your work, try new techniques and experiment with new mediums. Whether you're a beginner or more accomplished painter, take your landscapes to a new level of beauty and realism with Painter's Quick Reference: Landscapes. This invaluable combination of in-depth painting demonstrations and inspiring ideas is guaranteed to bring you success in all of your work. PAINTER'S QUICK REFERENCE SERIES Finding the perfect reference for a painting or home decorating project is often a challenge for the painter, but with the Painter's Quick Reference series, the perfect image is easily within one's grasp. Each volume contains dozens of ideas and images that painters can add to their canvas, walls or other projects. The books in the Painter's Quick Reference series make a handy reference library that every painter will want to own.

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Genre : Art
Publisher : Courier Corporation
ISBN_10 : 9780486134482
Copyright Year : 2012-05-11
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Brilliant guide by renowned artist tells all, from basics to creating masterful landscapes, portraits, and figures. Full-color sections follow evolution of seven of the author's own watercolors. 37 color and over 100 black-and-white illustrations.

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Genre : Art
Publisher : North Light Books
ISBN_10 : 1581806337
Copyright Year : 2005-03-17
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Your All-Inclusive Solution Guide Not sure which technique you need to improve your watercolor? Choose them all! The Watercolorist's Answer Book combines the wisdom, expertise and beautiful work of eight accomplished artists in one comprehensive volume. You'll find information on using and caring for materials, advice on basic and advanced techniques and useful tips for improving your paintings. The Answer Book includes: Techniques on brushwork, paper preparation, masking, measuring and drawing A complete explanation of the watercolor wash and all its variations The secrets to color, and how to use triads, analogous colors and colorful grays Sections on light and value, contrast, value scales, reflected light and shadows Simple solutions to composition, design, the golden mean and creating dynamic paintings Practical considerations like framing, cropping, marketing and selling your artwork Twenty step-by-step demonstrations reinforce the valuable tips that fill every page. And each of the 425 tips are categorized and numbered for easy reference, so you spend less time searching for answers and more time painting! The master watercolorists who share their secrets in this book are: Betty Carr Joe Garcia Penny Soto Pat Weaver Donald Clegg Linda Stevens Moyer Jan Fabian Wallake Mary and Mary Willenbrink

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📒 Orbiting The Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Viking Adult
ISBN_10 : 0670879835
Copyright Year : 1998
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A humorous look at the corporate structure invites readers to explore their own creativity within the confines of the workplace, which the author describes as the giant "hairball"

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Genre : Art
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9781600616334
Copyright Year : 2012-02-16
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Capture the Rich Textures of Nature, Step by Step Capture nature's beauty as you never have before. Beloved artist and teacher Claudia Nice leads you on an inspired journey through the great outdoors. With paints in hand, she shares with you her best techniques for creating landscapes that come alive with richness, depth and textured detail. Open this guide and start painting right away. As you follow engaging, step-by-step demonstrations and exercises, you'll learn to recreate the textural elements of a range of terrains and landscapes. Chapters include: • Creative clouds and skies • Majestic mountains, hills and mesas • Texturing trees, trunks and foliage • Rugged rocks and gritty gravel • Transparent textures for rivers, falls and lakes • Flowers of the field In a special section, Claudia covers basic texturing techniques with mini demos using lines, dots, bruising, scribbling, spattering, blotting, printing, stamping and more. From paints and pens to sponges, leaves and facial tissue, you'll explore all kinds of fun and inventive ways to create amazing textures. And to help you put it all together, Claudia includes her masterful advice for creating compositions using reference photos, field sketches and your own creative license. Each demonstration features a large image of the completed landscape, so you can see exactly how Claudia's methods work - from start to finish.

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📒 Imagine A Forest by Dinara Mirtalipova

Genre : Art
Publisher : Rock Point Gift & Stationery
ISBN_10 : 9781631062353
Copyright Year : 2017-02-01
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Learn to create whimsical folk art with Imagine a Forest! Fine art is created for it's aesthetic, and while looks are important to some degree in the things you create, folk art allows you to relax and enjoy the art you are creating. Imagine a Forest contains 45 step-by-step tutorials that show you how to create charming folk art drawings. Learn the history of folk art to understand the influences and inspire your drawings. Find tips from expert illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova to help guide you through the gorgeous folk scenes. When you're finished your drawing, discover the meaning behind each drawing you have created, and use this to guide you to create your very own works of folk art! With plenty of room to draw in the pages, you'll be able to work alongside a master illustrator.

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📒 Watercolor Techniques by Michael Reardon

Genre : Landscape painting
Publisher : North Light Books
ISBN_10 : 9781440340765
Copyright Year : 2016
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Provides basics of tools, color chemistry, and techniques, advances into perspective, color values, and architectural details, and includes eight start-to-finish demonstrations to practice those skills--

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📒 Watercolor Secrets by Rachel Rubin Wolf

Genre : Art
Publisher : North Light Books
ISBN_10 : 1600611400
Copyright Year : 2009-08-06
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The how behind the wow Dive deeper into the creative waters that have made North Light Books' Splash: The Best of Watercolor series today's most celebrated showcase of contemporary watercolor paintings. Watercolor Secrets invites you into the studios of 15 Splash artists as they reveal the creative processes behind their stunning work. From meticulous glazes to loose, luscious color, these artists joyfully embrace watercolor in gloriously individual and expressive ways, sharing their unique journeys inspirations and techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations, sketchbook pages and inspiring finished art from 15 modern-day watercolor masters Expert tips on creating stunning color, capturing the magic of light, turning on-location sketches into personal keepsakes, designing compositions with impact, and more A variety of subjects, including flowers, landscapes, waterscapes, city scenes, interiors and portraits Whether you are a watercolor artist looking to make a big splash in your own paintings or simply an admirer of this most magical medium, Watercolor Secrets puts you on the inside track to outstanding art.

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