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Watercolor Life

Author : Emma Block
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Discover the joy and versatility of watercolors with forty gorgeously illustrated lessons for any skill level. Watercolors are beautiful in their simplicity: a basic palette of paints, a few brushes, and nice thick paper will do the job. The medium is also beautiful, though, in its depths and complexities. Here, watercolor artist and instructor Emma Block focuses on techniques, materials, and lessons to help you explore new watercolor techniques, build creative confidence, and discover your unique style of painting. She'll show you--with clear, step-by-step instructions--how to paint everything from people, plants, and animals perfect for framing to patterns and washes perfect for stationery and housewares. The forty lessons cover useful topics like: Quality materials and how they can elevate your craft Color theory 101 to help you confidently create artwork all your own A techniques glossary full of exciting new skills to learn Tips for finding creative inspiration in your everyday life

American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

Author : Kathleen A. Foster
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The fascinating story of the transformation of American watercolor practice between 1866 and 1925 The formation of the American Watercolor Society in 1866 by a small, dedicated group of painters transformed the perception of what had long been considered a marginal medium. Artists of all ages, styles, and backgrounds took up watercolor in the 1870s, inspiring younger generations of impressionists and modernists. By the 1920s many would claim it as "the American medium." This engaging and comprehensive book tells the definitive story of the metamorphosis of American watercolor practice between 1866 and 1925, identifying the artist constituencies and social forces that drove the new popularity of the medium. The major artists of the movement - Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, William Trost Richards, Thomas Moran, Thomas Eakins, Charles Prendergast, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Charles Demuth, and many others - are represented with lavish color illustrations. The result is a fresh and beautiful look at watercolor's central place in American art and culture.

Devotions from the Lake

Author : Thomas Nelson
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Life is better at the lake—but you already knew that. Capture the sweetest parts of lake life with 100 peaceful devotions and gorgeous photography in Devotions from the Lake. This beautiful book offers insight into how God meets us through rest and play, and how to bring all the best parts of “lake life” to everyday life. Life has a way of slowing down and simplifying when you’re by the water. Enjoying long walks, ice cream cones, and watercolor sunsets with your family and friends is a way of life on lake days . . . wouldn’t it be a dream to live like that year-round? Devotions from the Lake includes 100 devotions and beautiful photography.It is a wonderful way to start each day at the lake with quiet devotional time as you gain deeper insight into how God meets us through rest and play and how to bring all the best parts of “lake life” to everyday life. It’s the perfect gift for any lake lover or a happy way to keep a little piece of the lake with you at all times.

Creative Watercolor and Mixed Media

Author : Ana Victoria Calderon
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A follow-up to Ana Victoria Calderon's Creative Watercolor, Creative Watercolor and Mixed Media combines watercolor with a whole new lineup of materials and depicts a variety of natural and mystical motifs.


Author : Daniel K Tennant
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Creating a piece of artwork that might be mistaken for a photograph is the goal of many aspiring artists. With this 32-page guide, even beginners can learn methods for painting with amazing realism and accuracy. Accomplished artist Daniel Tennant explains the basics of using gouache and airbrushing and provides in-depth information on essential techniques such as gradating, using stencils, and creating a metallic effect. He also offers instruction on common elements of traditional still lifes, guiding readers from applying the initial layer of color through adding texture to detailing with shadows and highlights. The book also features several inspiring projects, each broken down into numerous, digestible steps so artists can easily follow along.

The Search for Ted Turner

Author : Howard Kirby
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This book describes the life and art of Theodore Roy (Ted) Turner. It describes the aspects of his life and art, first as a University of Virginia professor for thirty five years followed by seventeen years as a full time artist.

Chance Calculation and Life

Author : Thierry Gaudin
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Chance, Calculation and Life brings together 16 original papers from the colloquium of the same name, organized by the International Cultural Center of Cerisy in 2019. From mathematics to the humanities and biology, there are many concepts and questions related to chance. What are the different types of chance? Does chance correspond to a lack of knowledge about the causes of events, or is there a truly intrinsic and irreducible chance? Does chance preside over our decisions? Does it govern evolution? Is it at the origin of life? What part do chance and necessity play in biology? This book answers these fundamental questions by bringing together the clear and richly documented contributions of mathematicians, physicists, biologists and philosophers who make this book an incomparable tool for work and reflection.

Creative Watercolor

Author : Ana Victoria Calderon
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Creative Watercolor offers beginners a fun, modern, and practical approach to a timeless medium with instructions on how to paint simple motifs and lettering and embellish projects beautifully. In Creative Watercolor, popular watercolor artist and workshop instructor Ana Victoria Calderon shares her step-by-step techniques for painting modern motifs in this classic medium. Through a series of easy tutorials and projects, you will: Get an overview of basic materials and tools, plus options for embellishing your paintings Master essential techniques, starting with easy warm-up activities, learning to layer, and getting into the flow with watercolor, plus an introduction to scanning and digital editing for making multiples Learn to paint a variety of simple, beautiful motifs: flowers and leaves, butterflies and critters, fruits and vegetables, and delightful lettering Use what you've learned to create unique, stylish stationery, including beautiful invitations, place cards, menus, monograms, recipe gift cards, thank you notes—any project you can imagine, for any kind of event you can think of! There's never been a better time to dive into the world of watercolor, so why wait? Grab a brush and get painting!

Vet s Reflections on Life

Author : Russell Pyle
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After the Vietnam War, Russell lived in Everett Washington, having spent the end of his enlistment in Bremerton shipyard across the water from Seattle in Puget Sound. After attending college and settling in civilian life after six years Navy time, it became necessary to return home. Social stigma after Vietnam and finances left a choice of leaning on friends or a return to home to start over at the age of twenty-seven. The return to Nashville helped keep the thread of music and writing alive. Fi

Contemporary American Realist Drawings

Author : Ruth Fine
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The Davidsons assembled an extraordinary collection of American drawings dating from 1960 to the present, showcasing the continuing currency of realism and humanism. Featuring such artists as William Bailey, Jack Beal, William Beckman, Rackstraw Downes, Janet Fish, Alex Katz, Alfred Leslie, Michael Mazur, Alice Neel, and Philip Pearlstein, the collection has been given to the Art Institute of Chicago, which is exhibiting 125 of its finest examples. This beautiful volume includes biographies of the artists and an important critical essay by Ruth E. Fine. 126 colour illustrations