A decade of trials and errors and of failures and successes has catapulted the author´s distinctive watercolors to a new, original, contemporary 21st-century style called ´´Knifed Watercolors.´´
Modern Watercolor Botanicals: A Creative Workshop in Watercolor, Gouache, and Ink explores the wonderful world of watercolor and introduces the modern incorporation of gouache and ink into your artistic repertoire. With an elegant spiral binding and layflat design, Modern Watercolor Botanicals features: ? Lessons with detailed instructions for 3 skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced ? Over 100 pieces of traceable artwork, so no drawing experience is required ? Easy-to-understand diagrams, pictures, and instructions ? Each lesson builds upon skills learned in the previous lessons ? ´´Why Art?´´ essays exploring the joys, challenges, and inherent value in artistic pursuit Each botanically-based lesson offers instruction at three different skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Learn to paint eucalyptus wreaths, shape olive branches, detail wildflowers, tint fine-lined blooms, shade tropical leaves, and more!
Whether you´re trying your hand at painting for the first time or honing your artistic ability, Artist´s Painting Techniques is the handiest guide to teach you how to paint. Starting with the basics such as observational skills and learning how to draw, Artist´s Painting Techniques will guide you into working with watercolors, acrylics, and oil paints. Discover everything you need to know about tone, color, pattern, brushwork, and composition to create your own masterpieces with confidence. Learn a range of key watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting techniques, including laying a flat wash, painting fur, and creating impasto sculptural effects. Embark on exciting artistic exercises and projects to discover your style and grow as an artist. Follow the fully illustrated step-by-step guides and get inspiring advice and encouragement from practicing artists. Kickstart your creativity and develop your own style with Artist´s Painting Techniques.