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

View: 3641

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.

Watercolor from the Heart

Techniques for Painting the Essence of Nature


Author: Barbara Nechis

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823016242

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1422

Nechis encourages experimentation with watercolors, stressing that artists who take risks develop faster than those who abide by the rules. After presenting traditional methods, Nechis shows how to play with them and how the natural environment inspires new ways of seeing and painting. 175 full-color illus.

The Essence of Art

Victorian Advice on the Practice of Painting


Author: Craig Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429801203

Category: Art

Page: 177

View: 7800

First published in 1999, this book asks what kind of advice was available to somebody wishing to embark upon oil painting in England between 1850 and 1900. It is a fascinating collection of Victorian instruction on how and what to paint, linked to crucial advice about art, its meaning and its relation to contemporary life, given by practising artists, important and often popular in their time, but whose lectures and writings are long overdue for reappraisal: Leslie, Hamerton, O’Neil, Poynter, Watts, Leighton, Armitage, Quilter and Herkomer. Here, beyond the familiar voices of Ruskin, Whistler and Pater, we have a whole range of experience from an age in which issues about painting were hotly debated by large numbers of people: professional artists, amateurs, critics, gallery-goers and Academy students. This anthology brings back to life the humour, seriousness, ambitions, eccentricities and controversies of people whose work shaped the nature of mainstream Victorian art.

Big Brush Watercolour


Author: Ron Ranson

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715301951

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 643

Using the Japanese hake brush, obtainable from most art and craft shops, Ron Ranson demonstrates how, because of its nature and size, it forces the watercolourist to simplify the subject matter and thus distil the essence of a scene. He also discusses the dissecting and dramatizing of the subject.

Capturing the Essence

Techniques for Bird Artists


Author: William T. Cooper


ISBN: 064310156X

Category: Birds

Page: 124

View: 8637

Capturing the Essence is a step-by-step personal guide - by one of Australia's greatest living bird artists - to observing, retaining the essential information and then painting birds from field notes and sketches,photographs and other field observations. The author takes the reader through the processes involved in oil painting, watercolour and acrylic techniques, and a piece of art is built up in stages to demonstrate the skills required in each of these media. While the book covers some of the general basics relevant to various kinds of painting of natural history subjects, the concentration is very much on birds. Painting or drawing any subject well, gives great satisfaction. In this book the author hopes to help the reader become competent at drawing and painting birds, or at least to enjoy trying!

Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor


Author: Don Andrews

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications


Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 5289

Discusses drawing and painting materials, visual interest, edge quality, negative space, color, and value, and tells how to work with models

Drawing and Painting Animals

How to Capture the Essence of Wildlife Art


Author: Edward Aldrich

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 513

Offers step-by-step lessons on painting and drawing wildlife with tips on materials, drawing or painting on location, the painting process, and techniques, such as, composition, design, lighting, and color

Watercolour Rainbow

Exploring the Colours in Your Palette


Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849941242

Category: Colors

Page: 144

View: 9249

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.



Author: Milind Mulick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788179251119

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 128

View: 9214

This book by Milind Mulick has been in great demand since the first edition. It is unique in introducing the student and enthusiast to the world of watercolour in a step-by-step manner. Mulick's mastery over the medium is evident. Although he has been influenced by the British tradition of watercolour painting, Mulick's style has evolved over the years; and has acquired a unique Indian flavour. Vibrancy of colours and an ability to capture the essence of the subject are the hallmark of his paintings.

Essence of Place


Author: Martha Odum,Eugene Pleasants Odum

Publisher: University of Georgia Georgia Museum


Category: Art

Page: 129

View: 321

Eugene Odum, a groundbreaker in the field of ecology, comments on 62 of his wife's landscape paintings, selected from the many hundreds she created during her lifetime. His comments involve how and when the paintings were made as well as his insights about the landscapes from an ecological point of view. c. Book News Inc.

Experimental Flowers in Watercolour


Author: Ann Blockley

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849941440

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 9698

Well-known watercolour painter Ann Blockley presents flowers through a variety of interpretations, from traditional to unconventional in both technique and concept. In this exciting new book she really pushes the boundaries of watercolour, showing how to paint a stunning range of flowers throughout the seasons. Everyone loves to paint flowers in spring and summer but Ann inspires you to paint dramatic seedheads, foliage, fruit and berries in winter, as well as the more traditional flowers and blossoms. She also demonstrates how to create exciting textures by using collage materials like glitter, sequins, salt and gold paint. Divided by seasons into four sections, Experimental Flowers in Watercolour is a practical and inspirational book aimed at the more experienced flower painter who wishes to take their painting to the next level.

Painting Still Life in Watercolour


Author: Lesley E. Hollands

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847971210

Category: Art

Page: 159

View: 9341

Still life painting is a beautiful, tranquil art which is as rewarding for the novice as for the experienced artist. This practical book captures the essence of still life and uses a wonderful array of subjects to celebrate its possibilities in watercolor: subjects that range from a collection of curiosities brought back from a walk on the beach and a pile of fruit and vegetables unpacked on the kitchen work top, to a more formally arranged group of carefully chosen objects. This book guides you from the beginning stages of painting a single object to more challenging and complex groups, and finally to a range of approaches to abstract painting. Compositions include: fabrics, china, glass, flowers, and fruit and vegetables.

Botanical Illustration in Watercolour


Author: Eleanor B. Wunderlich

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780823005307

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 2575

Capture the fascinating beauty of plants. How can an artist create a botanical portrait that is both accurate and aesthetically pleasing? This is the essence of an art form whose charm and universal appeal have made it popular for centuries. Botanical Illustration in Watercolor is the first authoritative, comprehensive book to focus specifically on the materials and techniques of painting plants in watercolor. This book is full of essential advice not found in any other watercolor books, such as: • What a botanical illustration must include to meet the requirements of scientific accuracy. • How to prop up a heavy woody branch at the desired angle. • How to keep ferns and delicate flowers from wilting before the picture is finished. • How to mix the specific colors of paint most often needed for depicting plants. • How to plan the design of a drawing that involves heavy foliage or multiple stems.

The Essence: A U.S. American Artist Progression in Art & What Is Truly Beautiful


Author: Jr. Joseph L. Talamante

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1619967162

Category: Art

Page: 234

View: 2292

Joe is a red, white and blue blooded American Artist; third generation Californian and is one in a family of six generations to reside in the Golden State, five generations native. He is the third child of seven. Joe married in nineteen-seventytwo. He and his wife have two children and presently one grandchild. Art, creative expression and their first influences came from Joe's mom. As a youth and to the present time, art has been and is a compelling force in his spirit. It is through the progression of art in his life that he is blessed with the knowledge and experience of "What Is Truly Beautiful."

The Figure in Watercolor

Simple, Fast, and Focused


Author: Mel Stabin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823016945

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 4124

Presents step-by-step instructions on painting portraits and groups of people along with information on materials and equipment.

The essence of liberty

free black women during the slave era


Author: Wilma King

Publisher: University of Missouri

ISBN: 9780826216571

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 613

"King uses a wide range of sources to examine the experiences of free black women in both the North and the South, from the colonial period through emancipation, showing how they became free, educated themselves, found jobs, maintained self-esteem, and de

The Natural Way to Paint

Rendering the Figure in Watercolor Simply and Beautifully


Author: Charles Reid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626543829


Page: 146

View: 1299

Learn to figure paint in watercolor with a world-renowned instructor! The Natural Way to Paint will teach you a natural approach to seeing and painting the human form in watercolor. By learning to carefully observe and capture the basic shapes and subtle nuances in human figures, you'll be able to infuse your work with newfound life and energy. Reid begins with lessons and practical exercises in contour and gesture drawing, which will help you learn to see and capture the essence of your subject. Once you've established a strong foundation of drawing skills, it's time to pick up your brush! Reid will guide you through detailed lessons on:* Painting technique and color theory* Moving from silhouettes to three-dimensional forms* Capturing and rendering facial features* Composing and designing a variety of figure paintingsPacked with examples, demonstrations, and detailed assignments, The Natural Way to Paint is the ultimate guide to beautiful figure painting in watercolor.