The Sunday Afternoon Watercolor Society
San Francisco Impressions
Hardcover ISBN: 1935935135
The Sunday Afternoon Watercolor Society (SAWS) was started over 20 years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area by founder John Kriken. John, an prolific architect and professor with UC Berkeley, has archived his paintings since SAWS conception and releases them now in one exclusive art book. The Sunday Afternoon Watercolor Society: San Francisco Impressions has over 100 original watercolor pieces from Mr. Kriken, wherein you can also find how to purchase the original pieces outright, and all proceeds go to the Katherine and John Lund Kriken Graduate Student Award at U.C. Berkeley College of Environmental Design.
Brush Lettering and Watercolour
Paperback ISBN: 6059192025
Brush lettering—hand lettering with brush pens—and creating designs with watercolor paints guarantees you plenty of colorful creative fun! The combination of beautiful lettering with a colorful gloss and the delicacy of watercolors opens up a range of new design possibilities. Katja Haas presents various types of lettering and concentrates in particular on the special features of writing and decorating with brush pens. Ideas for feather-light blossoms, tendrils, and decorative elements, along with suggestions for special occasions, make this the perfect companion to lettering.
Secrets of Watercolor
From Basics to Special Effects
Paperback ISBN: 1440321574
A must-have reference for every watercolorist! This is your complete guide to watercolor?from basic art concepts and techniques to fun special effects and pointers for painting popular subjects. Secrets of Watercolor, From Basics to Special Effects is a handy reference that beginners and experienced artists simply can't be without. Learn how to: - Work with the right materials - Master all essential techniques - Choose, mix and apply color - Paint people, landscapes, animals and more
A Field Guide to Color
A Watercolor Workbook
Paperback ISBN: 1611806127
Play with paint, get creative with color, and discover your personal palette--a joyful, interactive workbook for creativity, self-expression, and deepening your understanding of how color works. Color is one of the most profound ways we have to express ourselves. In this lively workbook for artists, graphic designers, hobbyists, and creators of all types, you will journal your way through fresh and enriching ways to develop a more personal connection to color in your art and life. Using watercolors, gouache, or any other water-based medium, dive into color theory and explore your personal style while playing with a balanced blend of experiments and color meditations. Discover a personal color wheel while exploring tints and shades. Experiment with color mixing while you make as many of one color as you can - and then name them all (honeydew green, avocado green, mint ice cream...). Through playful prompts and inspiring examples, and with lots of room for painting, this book will guide you to a new or expanded relationship with color and deepen your understanding of what color can do for you.
Mix and Mingle Watercolor on Your Paper
Paperback ISBN: 1600619118
"I started to get comments on the glow, the color and the life my paintings had... I suddenly realized I didn't mix colors - I mingled them. It was an epiphany." Popular workshop instructor Anne Abgott shares all the tips, techniques and color choices behind her remarkable paintings filled with color and light. Make the most of both the "water" and the "color" of this exciting medium by directly mingling color on paper! In sixteen step-by-step painting demonstrations she teaches you the secrets to achieving beautiful glowing color and rich, dynamic shadows. You'll find advice on: - Which paints mingle and which ones don't - Flooding the paper with pigment to flood it with light - Creating great compositions from reference photos - How to create dramatic, colorful shadows - Secrets to mingling glowing yellows, passionate reds, glorious greens, beautiful blues, dazzling violets and sparkling grays (even silver!) See for yourself. Be more daring. Express your creativity using Anne's fast and fun mingling techniques - fill your paintings with color and light!
Learn to Paint in Watercolor With 50 Paintings
Paperback ISBN: 1631592777
Develop your watercolor skills one painting at a time! Are you a watercolor painter newbie? Have you dabbled in watercolors but wish your paintings looked more polished? Well, it's time to remedy that!Learn to Paint in Watercolor is the patient watercolor instructor you've been waiting for. This unique how-to book offers all you need to know about watercolor painting - perfect for first-time painters or anyone interested in refining their skills. Treat the book as an in-depth class on this medium. With each lesson, you'll be privy to a new watercolor technique or subject. Readers will move through the book subject by subject, course by course, painting all along the way. By the time you reach the end, you'll have fifty paintings showcasing your steady progress. You'll start by painting objects that are important to you and then move on to exploring your immediate environment. By the end of the book, your paintings will start to tell your own story, giving you the confidence to continue painting and discovering watercolors' myriad possibilities. Techniques are introduced throughout the book's projects, from using a simple color wash to learning about ink techniques or letting go with loose, free watercolors. At the same time, concepts such as properties of light (vital for watercolorists) give a solid foundation on which to work. Through fine and vibrant strokes, you'll make expressive watercolors that you can be proud of, all thanks to your instructor,Learn to Paint in Watercolor.
Very New Orleans
A Celebration of History, Culture, And Cajun Country Charm
Hardcover ISBN: 1565124472
Detailed sketches and watercolor paintings capture the charm of one of America's most distinctive cities, revealing New Orleans' unique blend of architectural wonders, rich Cajun and Creole cultures, food, music, and history.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Watercolor
Paperback ISBN: 082305649x
A watercolor instruction guide for both beginners and experienced painters discusses materials and preparation, color theory, painting techniques, textures and special effects, perspective, and landscape and figure painting
Seascapes & Sunsets
Discover Techniques for Creating Ocean Scenes and Dramatic Skies in Watercolor
Paperback ISBN: 1600582524
This newest Watercolor Made Easy title combines the drama of beautiful sunsets with the splendor of oceanscapes, making a perfect guide for any aspiring landscape artist. Accomplished watercolorist Thomas Needham begins with basic watercolor techniques and tips specific to rendering seascapes and sunsets, such as preserving the white of the paper, painting soft blends, and creating realistic reflections. Then he offers step-by-step projects that guide artists from initial sketches to impressive, colorful works of art.