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Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting

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Publisher Comments:

The author of this superb guide was not only a renowned watercolor painter but also a brilliant teacher with an unmatched talent for conveying to his students the techniques and aesthetic philosophy underlying great paintings.

Years after becoming award-winning painters themselves, his students still quote his "Whitneyisms" to remind themselves of all that is most important in creating art. This fine guide, the distillation of Edgar Whitney's teaching, is one of the most useful, comprehensive, and popular watercolor painting books ever published and#8212; almost a cult classic.

Starting with the nuts-and-bolts basics and#8212; including choice of paper, colors, palette, and brushes and#8212; and with exercises to give the beginner experience in using washes on both dry and wet paper, the book presents a full course of watercolor painting. The author gives specific, detailed instructions for creating landscapes and for painting portraits and figures and#8212; instructions that come vividly to life in two 16-page full-color sections showing the steps involved in creating seven of his own watercolors. Other chapters focus on drawing; the principles and elements of design; and matting, framing, and selling completed works of art. Beautifully designed and illustrated, this invaluable book will be treasured by all watercolorists and#8212; from complete beginners to experienced painters looking for ways to improve their own paintings. 37 color illustrations, over 100 black-and-white illustrations.

Synopsis:

Comprehensive, popular guide by renowned artist and teacher presents a full course of watercolor painting, from basics to creating landscapes; painting portraits and figures; drawing; following design principles; and matting, framing, and selling completed works. Two full-color sections show how to create 7 of the author's watercolors. 37 color illustrations, over 100 black-and-white illustrations.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Tools for Watercolor

and#160;and#160;and#160; THE VIRTUES OF WATERCOLOR

and#160;and#160;and#160; WATERCOLOR'S NATURE

and#160;and#160;and#160; THE TOOLS

and#160;and#160;and#160; PAPER AND COLORS

and#160;and#160;and#160; STRETCHING PAPER

and#160;and#160;and#160; COLOR PRESS PAPER

and#160;and#160;and#160; SMOOTH PAPER

and#160;and#160;and#160; PALETTE

and#160;and#160;and#160; BRUSHES

and#160;and#160;and#160; COLOR PALETTE

and#160;and#160;and#160; WATER CAN

and#160;and#160;and#160; KNIFE

and#160;and#160;and#160; OTHER TOOLS

and#160;and#160;and#160; CARRYING THE TOOLS

2. The Drills

and#160;and#160;and#160; FLAT WASH ON DRY PAPER

and#160;and#160;and#160; FLAT WASH ON WET PAPER

and#160;and#160;and#160; GRADED WASH ON DRY PAPER

and#160;and#160;and#160; GRANULATED WASH

and#160;and#160;and#160; "THE "LIFT"

and#160;and#160;and#160; WET IN WET DIFFUSIONS

and#160;and#160;and#160; COLOR DRILL

3. Painting the Picture

and#160;and#160;and#160; THE CREATIVE CONCEPT

and#160;and#160;and#160; EMOTIONAL INVOLVEMENT

and#160;and#160;and#160; BEING SELECTIVE

and#160;and#160;and#160; SUBJECT MATTER

and#160;and#160;and#160; SYMBOLS

and#160;and#160;and#160; SIGNIFICANT DESIGN

and#160;and#160;and#160; SHAPES

and#160;and#160;and#160; PATTERS

and#160;and#160;and#160; SIX PATTERN SCHEMES

and#160;and#160;and#160; CONTRIVING THE DESIGN

and#160;and#160;and#160; THE SMALL ROUGH

and#160;and#160;and#160; DESIGNING WITH A LARGE BRUSH

and#160;and#160;and#160; "SEEING" A VALID DESIGN"

and#160;and#160;and#160; DESIGNING WITH THE PENCIL

and#160;and#160;and#160; NOTATED SKETCHES

and#160;and#160;and#160; QUICKIES

and#160;and#160;and#160; CHOOSING THE TECHNIQUE

and#160;and#160;and#160; ORGANIZING YOUR PICTURE

and#160;and#160;and#160; EXPRESSION IN LOWEST POSSIBLE TERMS

and#160;and#160;and#160; RESTRICTING YOUR VALUES

and#160;and#160;and#160; SEEING VALUE DIFFERENCES

and#160;and#160;and#160; BEST VALUE SEQUENCE

and#160;and#160;and#160; "KEYING"

and#160;and#160;and#160; VISUAL STRENGTH OF WHITE

and#160;and#160;and#160; MIX COLOR ON THE PAPER

and#160;and#160;and#160; WATERCOLOR METHODS

and#160;and#160;and#160; WETTING THE PAPER

and#160;and#160;and#160; KEEPING THE PAPER WET

and#160;and#160;and#160; RE-WETTING

and#160;and#160;and#160; DRYING

and#160;and#160;and#160; DRY BRUSH

and#160;and#160;and#160; CORRECTIONS

and#160;and#160;and#160; RECLAIMING LOST WHITES

and#160;and#160;and#160; USING UNSUCCESSFUL PAINTINGS

and#160;and#160;and#160; DEMONSTRATION PAINTINGS

4. Landscape Painting

and#160;and#160;and#160; SUN ON PAPER?

and#160;and#160;and#160; TREES

and#160;and#160;and#160; WOOD INTERIOR

and#160;and#160;and#160; BIRCHES

and#160;and#160;and#160; SAND DUNES

and#160;and#160;and#160; MOONLIGHT

and#160;and#160;and#160; THE OCEAN

and#160;and#160;and#160; SURF

and#160;and#160;and#160; ROCKS

and#160;and#160;and#160; SNOW

and#160;and#160;and#160; REFLECTIONS IN WATER

and#160;and#160;and#160; SKIES

and#160;and#160;and#160; CLOUDS

and#160;and#160;and#160; FOG

and#160;and#160;and#160; OUTDOOR LIGHT

and#160;and#160;and#160; GRAY DAYS

and#160;and#160;and#160; INTERIORS

and#160;and#160;and#160; OTHER LAWS OF THREE DIMENSIONS

and#160;and#160;and#160; DESIGN CHARACTER

and#160;and#160;and#160; GRADATION

and#160;and#160;and#160; FOREGROUNDS

and#160;and#160;and#160; RELATED FIGURES

and#160;and#160;and#160; EDGES

and#160;and#160;and#160; DEMONSTRATION PAINTINGS

5. Figure and Portrait Painting

and#160;and#160;and#160; "FRESHNESS, ESSENTIAL"

and#160;and#160;and#160; "THE "PUDDLE" METHOD"

and#160;and#160;and#160; DRY METHOD A

and#160;and#160;and#160; DRY METHOD B

and#160;and#160;and#160; DRY METHOD C

and#160;and#160;and#160; DRY METHOD D

and#160;and#160;and#160; WET METHOD A

and#160;and#160;and#160; WET METHOD B

and#160;and#160;and#160; BACKGROUNDS

and#160;and#160;and#160; SEEING YOUR MODEL

and#160;and#160;and#160; USING THE LAWS OF LIGHT

and#160;and#160;and#160; PAINTING MEANS WORK

6. Principles of Design

and#160;and#160;and#160; UNITY

and#160;and#160;and#160; CONFLICT

and#160;and#160;and#160; DOMINANCE

and#160;and#160;and#160; REPETITION

and#160;and#160;and#160; ALTERNATION

and#160;and#160;and#160; BALANCE

and#160;and#160;and#160; HARMONY

and#160;and#160;and#160; GRADATION

and#160;and#160;and#160; A NECESSARY TOOL

and#160;and#160;and#160; EIGHT WORDS: DESIGN PRINCIPLES

and#160;and#160;and#160; FIFTEEN WORDS: PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

and#160;and#160;and#160; PAINTINGS IN COLOR

7. Elements of Design

and#160;and#160;and#160; LINE

and#160;and#160;and#160; VALUE

and#160;and#160;and#160; COLOR

and#160;and#160;and#160; HUE

and#160;and#160;and#160; VALUE

and#160;and#160;and#160; INTENSITY

and#160;and#160;and#160; MONOCHROMATIC HARMONY

and#160;and#160;and#160; COMPLEMENTARY HARMONY

and#160;and#160;and#160; ANALOGOUS HARMONY

and#160;and#160;and#160; SPLIT COMPLEMENTARY

and#160;and#160;and#160; TRIADIC HARMONY

and#160;and#160;and#160; TEXTURE

and#160;and#160;and#160; SHAPE

and#160;and#160;and#160; SIZE

and#160;and#160;and#160; DIRECTION

and#160;and#160;and#160; USING THESE ELEMENTS

and#160;and#160;and#160; BOTH ARTIST AND CRITIC

8. Drawing

and#160;and#160;and#160; DRAWING IS THE FOUNDATION

and#160;and#160;and#160; UNDERSTANDING THE FIGURE

and#160;and#160;and#160; USING PRINCIPLES

and#160;and#160;and#160; DRAWING EVERYWHERE

and#160;and#160;and#160; VARY YOUR DRAWINGS

and#160;and#160;and#160; VARY YOUR TOOLS

and#160;and#160;and#160; SEEING VOLUME

and#160;and#160;and#160; VARY THE LINES

and#160;and#160;and#160; DRAWING WITH ALL THE SENSES

and#160;and#160;and#160; CONTOUR DRAWING

and#160;and#160;and#160; GESTURE DRAWING

and#160;and#160;and#160; THE EXPERIENCE

and#160;and#160;and#160; STUDY THE LIGHTING

and#160;and#160;and#160; CAST SHADOWS

and#160;and#160;and#160; DRAPERY

and#160;and#160;and#160; SOLID FORMS

and#160;and#160;and#160; SHADE AND SHADOW

and#160;and#160;and#160; PERSPECTIVE

and#160;and#160;and#160; LOCAL COLOR VALUE

and#160;and#160;and#160; FRESHNESS

and#160;and#160;and#160; STRUCTURE

and#160;and#160;and#160; DRAUGHTSMAN'S MISCELLANY

and#160;and#160;and#160; BE BOLD

and#160;and#160;and#160; DRAW CONTINUOUSLY

9. "Matting, Framing, and Selling"

and#160;and#160;and#160; MATTING

and#160;and#160;and#160; FRAMING

and#160;and#160;and#160; PRICING

10. A Craft Philosophy and Art Today

and#160;and#160;and#160; YOUR EMOTIONS

and#160;and#160;and#160; A CRAFT PHILOSOPHY

and#160;and#160;and#160; PAINTING TODAY

and#160;and#160;and#160; WHAT IS ART?

11. Color Demonstrations

Notes

Conclusion

Epilogue

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486417424
Author:
Whitney, Edgar A.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Whitn
Author:
ey, Edgar A.
Author:
Whitney, Edgar A.
Author:
Art Instruction
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Watercolor
Subject:
Watercolor painting
Subject:
Techniques - Watercolor Painting
Subject:
Watercolor painting -- Technique.
Subject:
Art-Watercolor
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Series Volume:
160
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 100
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.75 x 8.25 in 18 lb

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Comprehensive, popular guide by renowned artist and teacher presents a full course of watercolor painting, from basics to creating landscapes; painting portraits and figures; drawing; following design principles; and matting, framing, and selling completed works. Two full-color sections show how to create 7 of the author's watercolors. 37 color illustrations, over 100 black-and-white illustrations.

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