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

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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: 8205

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.

Big Brush Watercolour


Author: Ron Ranson

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715301951

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 737

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.

Drawing and Painting Animals

How to Capture the Essence of Wildlife Art


Author: Edward Aldrich

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 9298

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

Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor


Author: Don Andrews

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications


Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 9889

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

Capturing the Essence

Techniques for Bird Artists


Author: William T. Cooper


ISBN: 064310156X

Category: Birds

Page: 124

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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!

J. M. W. Turner

1775 - 1851 ; die Welt des Lichtes und der Farbe


Author: Michael Bockemühl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836513678


Page: 96

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Watercolour Rainbow

Exploring the Colours in Your Palette


Author: Hazel Soan

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849941242

Category: Colors

Page: 144

View: 9833

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: 9516

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.

Botanical Illustration in Watercolour


Author: Eleanor B. Wunderlich

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780823005307

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 718

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.

Essence of Place


Author: Martha Odum,Eugene Pleasants Odum

Publisher: University of Georgia Georgia Museum


Category: Art

Page: 129

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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: 1948

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

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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.

Martin Walser in Perspective


Author: K. Stuart Parkes,Fritz Wefelmeyer

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042019935

Category: Social Science

Page: 470

View: 5531

The last decade has undoubtedly been the most controversial in the long literary career of Martin Walser. This volume presents a review of this career, going far beyond short-lived arguments to present an insightful overview of much of his work. It considers not only major aspects of his writing, covering both his literary beginnings and the most recent works, but also different, previously neglected features of his persona and his writing, namely his activity as a university teacher and his art criticism. In addition, fruitful comparisons are made with other writers, such as Proust, Grass and Uwe Johnson. At the same time, recent controversies are also considered with major attention being paid to Walser's public speeches and those works of fiction which have been seen by some as demanding the end of German self-recriminations over the Nazi past. This volume is unique in that much space is devoted to both sides of the argument. It will provide stimulating reading to all those interested in Germany and German literature.

Watercolors of Italy


Author: Mignonette Yin Cheng

Publisher: Mignonette Cheng


Category: Art

Page: 62

View: 1836

An exquisitely illustrated book of watercolor paintings. Locales include Tuscany (Florence, and Siena), landscape panoramas from the region of Umbria, and intimate vignettes of Venice and other cities. Mastery of the demanding techniques of fresh-air painting is demonstrated in over sixty works of extraordinary quality chosen from several hundred "tudes" executed during the last seven years. The artist has been described as "a master of close harmonies who gives us a subtle yet strong evocation of hills and buildings, flowers and tables. She captures the essence of place or thing through her sure sense of scale and her skill at using color to indicate the quality of light and fullness of three-diminsional form." (Evan Maureer, Director of the Minneapolis Museum of Art) The book includes two interpretive essays by Graham Smith and Marvin Eisenberg, authorities on the culture and art of late medieval and Renaissance Italy. Mignonette Yin Cheng is Professor of Art, University of Michigan. She has been recognized with extensive regional, national, and international awards and exhibitions. Her work is represented in numerous public and private collections.

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: 8659

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 essence of liberty

free black women during the slave era


Author: Wilma King

Publisher: University of Missouri

ISBN: 9780826216571

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 2615

"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