Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes
A Four-step ProcessBook - 2010 | 1st ed.
How to paint your world in watercolour | and have fun doing it! The day Sterling Edwards watched an artist paint an entire sky with three deft brushstrokes was the day he committed to trading his tiny oil brushes and photorealistic style in favour of big, bold strokes of watercolour. In the years since, he's developed not only a wonderfully fresh, luminous painting style, but also an approach that takes the intimidation out of this beautiful but often-mystifying medium. In this book, he shares both. Initial chapters lay the foundation for successful paintings, from choosing the right brushes to achieving vibrant colours, interesting textures and strong compositions. Step-by-step demonstrations illustrate techniques for painting rocks, skies, trees, foliage, buildings, water and other landscape elements. An easy-to-follow, four-step painting process makes for easier starts and stronger finishes, complete with rich darks and sparkling highlights. Eight complete painting projects cover a range of breathtaking scenes and seasons. Whether you're dipping into the medium for the first time or you're a watercolour devotee on a quest for clearer colour and more personal statements, this book will help you make the most of the time you spend with brush in hand. | Rather than painting formulaic and predictable landscapes, readers will discover that working within a consistent four-step structure will free them to paint boldly and confidently right from the start. . A bonus DVD will include a short 15-minute demo of the 4-step process.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 751.422436 EDWAR
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm. + 1 videodisc (32 min. ; 4 3/4 in.)