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Charles Reid's Watercolor Solutions: Learn to Solve the Most Common Painting Problems
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Problem Solved Expert fixes for not-quite-right watercolors.
As one of today's most sought-after workshop instructors, Charles Reid knows the most common stumbling blocks faced by artists and the best ways to overcome them. With expert advice on everything from drawing and design to fine-tuning figure and landscape paintings, Charles Reid's Watercolor Solutions will help you identify shortcomings in your paintings, fix recurring problems, and become a better watercolorist - no matter what your skill level.
Inside, you'll find masterful insights from one of North Light's best-selling authors: Advice for successful color mixing, tips to avoid overworking and other straightforward information you can take straight to your easel10 step-by-step demonstrations make the lessons easy to understand and implementStudent work with critiques that call out strengths, weaknesses and tips on how the paintings can be improvedWhether your portraits feel contrived, your landscapes lack depth, or your colors look unnatural, this book holds the secrets to stronger, looser and livelier paintings.
Book News Annotation:
Reid is an artist specializing in watercolor painting. He teaches classes and workshops and exhibits in the U.S. and Europe and here presents a text for readers who have some experience with watercolor and are looking for help with the problems they've encountered with the medium. An opening section covers a range of basics including brushes, paper, and other tools; pigments and palettes; the use of contour drawing to create an initial image for a painting; brushwork techniques; understanding and creating value; color mixing; adding darker color; experimenting with different pigments; and successful mixing. Subsequent sections present techniques and demonstrations for working with figures and landscapes. Illustrated throughout with b&w and color drawings, photographs and reproductions. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
As one of the most sought after workshop instructors, Charles Reid possesses certain skills that set him apart from his students. In Charles Reid's Watercolor Solutions, he shares that knowledge with readers, teaching them how to become better watercolorists. Through before and after photos of various paintings, the author clearly identifies the existing problems in the painting and provides a detailed action plan with solutions to rectify the issue. A variety of topics are covered such as still life, figures, landscapes and more. Readers will appreciate the clear step-by-step format, which makes the solutions easy to understand and implement.
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