Pick Up the Skills, Put On the Paint, Hang Up Your Art
Author: Wil Freeborn
Develop your watercolor skills one painting at a time! Are you a watercolor painter newbie? Have you dabbled in watercolors but wish your paintings looked more polished? Well, it's time to remedy that! Learn to Paint in Watercolor is the patient watercolor instructor you've been waiting for. This unique how-to book offers all you need to know about watercolor painting - perfect for first-time painters or anyone interested in refining their skills. Treat the book as an in-depth class on this medium. With each lesson, you'll be privy to a new watercolor technique or subject. Readers will move through the book subject by subject, course by course, painting all along the way. By the time you reach the end, you'll have fifty paintings showcasing your steady progress. You'll start by painting objects that are important to you and then move on to exploring your immediate environment. By the end of the book, your paintings will start to tell your own story, giving you the confidence to continue painting and discovering watercolors' myriad possibilities. Techniques are introduced throughout the book's projects, from using a simple color wash to learning about ink techniques or letting go with loose, free watercolors. At the same time, concepts such as properties of light (vital for watercolorists) give a solid foundation on which to work. Through fine and vibrant strokes, you'll make expressive watercolors that you can be proud of, all thanks to your instructor, Learn to Paint in Watercolor.
A Complete Step-by-step for Beginners Covering Watercolours, Acrylics and Oils
Author: Angela Gair,Ian Sidaway
Covering the three most popular types of painting: watercolours, acrylics and oils, this comprehensive step-by-step guide provides basic information on materials and techniques as well as an exciting series of demonstrations aimed at complete beginners. The unique approach of this book is so simple that the reader can start immediately on original and exciting projects. Each section has practical information on materials and equipment and includes a gallery of work by other artists to inspire the beginner. The projects cover all types of subjects, including landscapes, still life, people, flowers, animals and buildings. Within each section the demonstrations provide instruction in a whole range of different techniques from the basic brushstrokes to using resist and painting with a knife. Filled with stunning artworks and inspiring projects, this book will help beginners to achieve immediate and impressive results with a minimum of practice.
Author: Dani Humberstone
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Aimed at beginning artists who lack the confidence to boldly approach abstract painting, this innovative tutorial offers a series of projects that introduce fundamental skills and basic techniques. Sure to yield satisfying results, each lesson focuses on the step-by-step process of creating a concept using colors, shapes, and brushstrokes. Emphasizing the accessibility of abstract painting, this resource includes pull-out tracing papers that establish for the artist a clear look and organization on the painting surface—making project reproduction both easy and fun.
The Art of Acrylics, Oils, Pastels, and Watercolors
Author: Mari Bolte,D. C. Ice
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Step-by-step guides show how to create a variety of projects using acrylics, oils, watercolors, and pastels"--Provided by publisher.
Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist
Author: Carol Marine
A unique system for jump-starting artistic creativity, encouraging experimentation and growth, and increasing sales for artists of all levels, from novices to professionals. Have you landed in a frustrating rut? Are you having trouble selling paintings in galleries, getting bogged down by projects you can’t seem to finish or abandon, or finding excuses to avoid working in the studio? Author Carol Marine knows exactly how you feel—she herself suffered from painter’s block, until she discovered “daily painting.” The idea is simple: do art (usually small) often (how often is up to you), and if you’d like, post and sell it online. Soon you’ll find that your block dissolves and you’re painting work you love—and more of it than you ever thought possible! With her encouraging tone and useful exercises, Marine teaches you to: -Master composition and value -Become confident in any medium including oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolors, and other media -Choose subjects wisely -Stay fresh and loose -Photograph, post, and sell your art online -Become connected to the growing movement of daily painters around the world From the Trade Paperback edition.
Learn to create beautiful animal portraits in oil, acrylic & watercolor
Author: Maury Aaseng,Lorraine Gray,Jason Morgan,Deb Watson,Toni Watts,Kate Tugwell
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
In The Art of Painting Animals, aspiring painters will learn how to work with oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints to bring their favorite animals to life on paper or canvas. Each medium has its section that begins with an introduction, which includes a section of helpful information on basic tools and materialsâ??including paints, brushes, appropriate supports, and additional materialsâ??followed by a quick guide to techniques and artist tips for rendering animal features and fur, as well as natural textures such as bark and foliage. Talented artists guide readers through a series of easy-to-follow step-by-step projects covering a variety of subjects from pets and horses to wildlife and birds. Projects include a moose, a Shih Tzu dog, a fox, a deer, a lynx, and many more! Along the way, aspiring artists will find helpful tips and tricks for establishing a compelling composition, achieving accurate proportions, and developing expressive animal faces and emotions. With its breadth of content and instruction, The Art of Painting Animals is perfect for any animal-loving artist's collection.
Discover fundamental techniques for painting in acrylic
Author: Janice Robertson
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Perfect for beginning artists, Oil & Acrylic: Acrylic Basics begins with a comprehensive introduction to this evergreen and versatile medium, covering everything from tools and materials to color theory and fundamental techniques. Beginning artists will find helpful information about selecting the right paintbrushes, supports, and paints to get started in acrylic painting. Additionally, artists will discover useful tips for using basic and special acrylic painting techniquesâ??including washes, stippling, impasto, and drybrushing - to render textures, suggest dimension, and create effects. Aspiring artists will learn to master the art of acrylic painting through a variety of simple painting exercises, as well as a series of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects that include a landscape, a floral, a still life, and a portrait. Starting with a basic sketch and progressing, step by step, to fully rendered art, artists will create their own masterpieces as they follow along with the easy-to-understand instructions. Featuring the talents of Janice Robertson, this book features vibrant and colorful artwork that is also approachable for beginning painters. With comprehensive instruction, a plethora of artist tips and tricks, and beautiful artwork to inspire, Oil & Acrylic: Acrylic Basics is the perfect resource for any aspiring acrylic painter.
Author: Claire Watson Garcia
For beginning painters, this resource guide provides a series of lessons including an introduction to line, paint consistency, and color; creating dimension with drawing and painting values; and the essentials for painting still lifes, landscapes, and face and figures. Original.
Author: Joanna Goss
Publisher: Ilex Press
Many artists first learn to paint in watercolour. But this flexible, dynamic medium has an immediacy that is perfect for experimentation. Discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the medium you love. Rub it, dab it, scratch it, scrunch it. Cut it, glue it, sew it and seal it. And above all, learn from what other people do! This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover fresh ways of working with watercolour to create work that is original and exciting.
Learn to paint beautiful water scenes step by step
Author: Joan Darflinger
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Oil & Acrylic: Waterscapes offers a unique approach to painting beautiful, scenic waterscapes.
A practical, step-by-step guide to learning to paint people in watercolour and oils
Author: Haze Soan
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A practical guide to learn painting individual people and crowds, with simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations. Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us and the techniques of painting lively crowd scenes or portraits of loved ones can be picked up faster than you think. In this concise book, Hazel Soan explains everything you need to know about figurative painting in an accessible way. She advises on how to paint people in a variety of poses and settings, dealing with the theories of colour and light in a way that beginners will understand and more experienced painters will find invaluable. She also guides you through ways to insert people into your pre-existing painting to bring them to life; scenes like urban streets and on the beach are explored. Subjects like how to paint portraits and getting to grips with body proportion and perspective are also covered. Both media of watercolours and oils are covered, making this the perfect book for any type of artist. Filled with easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, this is a practical and helpful guide to learning to paint people very quickly.
Author: Mark Nelson
Category: Acrylic painting
As the reader progresses through the sections of the book, the author demonstrates each technique with the creation of a mini painting, measuring 5-inch square. The subject matter for the squares varies from abstracts and simple colour mixing exercises, through to figurative subjects - a flower, a sunset, a busy street scene.
365 Tips and Ideas for Improving Your Skills and Creativity
Author: Oscar Asensio
This book gives both beginners and experienced watercolour painters a daily tip, trick or technique to improve his/her skills.
The Indispensable Guide
Author: Lorena Kloosterboer
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
A guide to acrylic painting.
Author: Colette Pitcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Hands-on, full-color instruction in this versatile painting medium Acrylic paint is easy to use, quick to dry, a cinch to clean up, and relatively inexpensive–which makes it a great medium for amateur artists. Following a simple step-by-step approach, Acrylic Painting For Dummies provides hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow exercises in acrylic painting techniques and styles, making the medium accessible to would-be artists at all levels. Featuring large-scale projects at the end of most chapters and ample additional opportunities for readers to paint along, this friendly guide will help anyone discover the artist within.
Pictures Anyone Can Paint
Author: Frank Clarke
-- Brings painting to life by making it fun and enjoyable. -- Designed for people who have never painted before. -- Based on the methods used in the "Simply Painting" PBS TV series. The Simply Painting series is a completely new, no-nonsense approach to watercolor and acrylic painting. Its unique techniques simplify the process of painting, unlock many secrets, and prove that anyone can paint. The series is presented in full color, with large type and an easy to follow, step-by-step method of painting. The first book in each series presents an introduction to painting for beginners, with basic information on watercolor or acrylic painting, and the materials needed. Volume Two in each series builds on the lessons previously learned, but can also be used on its own.
Daily Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Author: Leslie Redhead
Publisher: North Light Books
Category: Watercolor painting
A year's worth of tips, techniques, advice and more! Make watercolor a part of your daily life, turning every day into inspiration for your art. Designed to fit your life, Watercolor 365--the first watercolor book of its kind--provides a complete education in the medium, one bite-sized bit of information at a time. Open it daily to find a new tip, idea, technique or challenge...all aimed at getting you into the habit and mindset of an artist. Inside you'll find: 52 mini step-by-step demonstrations (like painting skin tones and adding texture) 52 Q&A's (based on questions received on social media, in workshops, and from blogs) 52 troubleshooting tips (such as how to remove masking fluid that has had too long to dry and how to lift paint) 52 bits of creative advice (suck as why you should consider taking a painting holiday and keeping photographic records of your process) 52 general tips (such as basic composition and transferring images for painting) 52 definitions (clear, concise definitions of terminology, such as value and atmospheric perspective) 52 exercises to improve your artistic skills (simple lessons for techniques like glazing and mixing grays)
Author: William Newton
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
Category: Color in art
This book is a complete course in watercolour painting, clearly explained and illustrated by William Newton, bestselling author of Painting with Watercolour.