Watercolor Basics

Watercolor Basics

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Book - 1998 | 1st ed.
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"After 25 years of teaching thousands of novice watercolorists the simple methods contained in this book, I firmly believe that anyone willing to follow the directions and do the world cannot fail to achieve a successful picture. If I can do it, so can you." -Jack Reid

In this beginner-friendly guide, Jack Reid will show you the hows of watercolor painting. He covers it all in clear, easy-to-understand terms - beginning with what tools and materials you should buy to get off to a good, affordable start. You'll find simple, step-by-step exercises to help you:

Control your brush with ease Master the four basic watercolor techniques - the flat wash, the graded wash, the wet-in-wet and the dry-brush Take the "Five Steps to a Painting" - step-by-step demonstration guide you from one color to five, to make your paintings "sing" with color Use photography and photocopying to create paintings inspired by life

Then put everything you've learned into action by following along with seven painting projects. Before you know it, you'll be creating your own beautiful watercolor paintings

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780891348672
Branch Call Number: 751.422 REID
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.


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May 16, 2019

An awesome way to get started in watercolor painting! Lots of step by step paintings to practice what you’re learning and get into painting pictures instead of just practicing techniques on their own. This book got me off to a great start!

Apr 07, 2016

Very good, straightforward exercises for the beginner -- described at the right level of detail.

Feb 01, 2015

A great intro to watercolors. It had some projects that were simple but beautiful.


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