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Watercolor for the Fun of It: Getting Started eBook

By John Lovett

Format: eBook

SKU# Z5695

You’ll Love This Watercolor Painting eBook If:

  • You want to give watercolor painting a try, but don’t know where to start
  • You love the look of watercolor art & want to learn new techniques from an expert
  • You want a complete start to finish guide to working in watercolor

Starting with your first brushes, paints and palette then moving on to basic watercolor techniques, John Lovett shares everything watercolor beginners need to get started on a watercolor adventure. This simple guide takes you step-by-step through techniques & tips that give you an essential foundation for a lifetime of watercolor painting. Clear instruction and start to finish demonstrations will introduce you to watercolor painting and shows you how to paint a variety of objects using basic watercolor painting techniques.

Learn how to paint water, flowers, trees, stone walls, skies, houses and other commonly used subjects using watercolor paint & other water media. Experiment and play, developing your own personal artistic voice and soon you’ll be painting like a pro. Be bold and start your adventure today with this easily downloadable PDF eBook format. Instantly access page after page of exciting basic watercolor painting instruction.

In the Watercolor for the Fun of It: Getting Started eBook You’ll Learn:

  • How to create texture in watercolor using cling wrap, candle wax, and sandpaper
  • Watercolor painting techniques including sanding, scraping, lifting off, dropping in and pressing into wet paint
  • How to experiment & play by incorporating ink, pastel pencils, gouache, masking fluid, gesso and collage

A Word From the Author:

"The great thing about watercolor is that it doesn’t take long to learn the tricks and secrets but, at the same time, it’s a skill you can never master. The unpredictable, accidental nature of the medium makes you work with it rather than trying to control it. Part of the excitement of working with watercolor is that you never really know exactly what is going to happen. As you practice and progress, you will learn to trigger different ‘accidental’ effects, and yet their results will always be a bit of a mystery. It is the excitement and challenge of working with these unpredictable events that makes watercolor such an addictive medium!" — John Lovett

Check Out This Excerpt From Watercolor for the Fun of It: Getting Started:

Describing the surface of watercolor paper could be done simply with words like smooth, rough and very rough. Unfortunately we have to cope with a strange vocabulary that seems to have little to do with textures! Hot-pressed, cold-pressed, NOT (see explanation below) and rough are the terms used to describe paper texture. The easiest way to remember what they mean is to use an ironing analogy. A cold iron (cold-pressed) will NOT be as smooth. Rough is self explanatory.

Hot-pressed (HP) paper has a smooth, flat surface and is best suited to fine detailed paintings. Miniature paintings in particular benefit from its fine-grained texture.

Cold-pressed (CP) paper is sometimes called NOT or FIN, and is by far the most popular type of watercolor paper. It has a moderately rough texture and allows certain pigments to form wonderful sedimentary textures as they settle into depressions in the paper.

Rough paper is just that — rough! The boundary between cold-pressed and rough is fairly blurred, but there is no mistaking some of the extremely rough papers. Filled with deep depressions, ridges and valleys, some of these papers appear to have been run over on a gravel road. The can give excellent results, but must be carefully matched to the subject so as not to overwhelm it. A rough, choppy ocean or heavily textured stone wall would work well on this type of paper, but a soft landscape or sensitive portrait would become lost in the texture

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SKU Z5695
Additional Feature 100 b&w and 100 Color illustrations
Author/Speaker/Editor John Lovett
File/Trim Size 17 MB
File Type PDF
Format eBook
ISBN 13 9781600618673
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Very Complete Guide for Beginners Review by Denise

I almost didn't get this because of the negative review. HOWEVER in reading the negative review, it had absolutely NOTHING to do with the content, only about the reviewers computer.
First of all, the author gives you the basics - a basic color palette, the color wheel in watercolor, transparent vs opaque colors. brushes, paper, etc. I LOVE THAT. So many instructors skip that step in beginner learning.
Second, there are paintings (and GORGEOUS ones at that) that the instructor takes you through step by step.
I am not sorry I made this purchase. It's a great way to get introduced to the art of watercolor painting.

(Posted on 6/16/2013)

Clear & easy to Understand Review by Elaine

This ebook is just what I have been wanting to find. Very clear and easy to follow instruction to get the basics. I would recommend this artist and book to anyone wanting to understand a lot of the techniques that other artists "brush" through.

(Posted on 6/6/2013)

Bad File Format Review by Joyce

The content of the book is good, but whoever put this book in pdf format had no regard for the end user. You must have a very large computer screen or spend all your time scrolling horizontally and vertically to view the content. For smaller laptops(like mine) or mobile devices DO NOT buy this format.

(Posted on 12/10/2012)

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