Jean Haines’ World of Watercolour
Product rating: 4.9 with 18 reviews
Step into Jean Haines’ distinctive, exciting world of watercolour with this, the ultimate guide to her influences, style and work. Jean’s loose, expressive paintings are filled with colour and personality, and embrace a range of subjects that includes flowers, animals, people and places, all influenced by the countries and cities she’s lived in and the people she’s met during her life. This beautiful book contains easy-to-follow and inspiring introductory sections such as an artist’s treasure chest’ and the colour gym’, offering practical guidance and in-depth exercises in an innovative and accessible way, and the numerous examples of Jean’s work will inspire and encourage novice as well as experienced artists. After this introductory section, the book shows the reader how to put the skills they’ve learned into practice with gorgeous step-by-step projects packed full of expert tips and advice, encouraging them to move forward and develop their own style of working. Like her painting, Jean’s writing is filled with passion and enthusiasm, transporting the reader through a world of watercolour that will not fail to excite and inspire.
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Splash 16 – The Best Of Watercolor: Exploring Texture
by: F+W Media
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
100 top artists share the tricks behind their textures!
Have you ever stood fascinated before a painting, wondering, “How did they do that?” In this 16th book in the ever-popular Splash series, 100 of today’s top watercolor artists share the techniques behind the remarkable textures that bring their subjects to life. You’ll learn how to create the look of rippling water, backlit glass, fur, fruit, stone, textiles, rust and a world of other illusions that make viewers forget–if only for an instant–that they are looking at mere pigment on paper.
- 130+ brilliant paintings and the stories behind them
- The how’s behind a multitude of textures, from the delicate softness of rose petals and the flush on the cheek of a sleeping child, to peeling paint, and reflections on polished metal
- Six subject-themed chapters explore landscapes, close-ups, animals, urban scenes, still lifes, machines and people
These pages are filled with experiments, happy accidents and techniques perfected over a lifetime. Discover the many ways color is drybrushed, layered and manipulated…applied with plastic wrap, chopped brushes, sponges and fingers…sprayed, splattered, scrubbed and sanded…whatever it takes to achieve that sense of believability. A palpable display of artistic invention, Splash 16 celebrates the magnificent versatility of the medium. Can you feel
“When it comes to texture, just go for it–wash, scrub, glaze, scratch and lift!” –Yael Maimon, p39
“Music is what feelings sound like and paintings are what feelings look like.” –Judi Betts, p107
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