Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Watercolor

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Appellof, Marian

Imagine an art school where more than 15 popular watercolorists teach, and you’ve imaginedEverything You Ever Wanted to Know About Watercolor, a full-to-the-brim 400-page anthology of Watson-Guptill’s finest watercolor instruction from recent best-selling authors. This treasure trove reviews the tools and materials of watercolor, then proceeds with the color palette, color mixing, and applied color theory. The full range of painting techniques is presented—the fundamentals of brushwork, laying in a simple wash, working wet-in-wet, drybrushing, masking, pouring, scratching, glazing, and more—as well as techniques for achieving various textures like tree bark and grass.

 

“It’s got everything from selecting material and preparing paper, theory and practice of color (selecting, mixing, schemes), basic painting techniques, collaging and less traditional techniques, artistic principles (value, composition), perspective, and painting of textures, landscapes, figures, flowers, and special effects.” — reviewed by Arthur.

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