You’ll Love This Watercolor Painting Book If:
- You’re new to watercolor painting & want to learn more
- You want to try painting a new subject using watercolor
- You’re looking for a guide for your first watercolor painting project
Beginners rejoice! With Watercolor for Absolute Beginner you’ll follow along as Mark Willenbrink takes you through all the basic watercolor painting techniques you’ll need to attempt to start your first watercolor painting project. This book covers everything from necessary tools to color mixing to understanding values and composition.
With these watercolor painting tips, you’ll be ready to learn how to paint a flower, landscape, still life & much more. These beginner watercolor lessons allow you to move at your own pace, focusing on each technique, then you can put them all together & start your own creative journey.
In Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner You’ll Learn:
- How to paint landscape, flowers, still life & more step-by-step
- Basic watercolor techniques for painting wet-into-wet, wet-into-dry, applying glazes & more
- How to mix the right watercolor colors and apply them in exciting ways
Check Out A Free Excerpt From Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner:
To work wet-on-wet, apply a brush loaded with paint to wet paper. This technique offers less control than wet-on-dry or dry-brush techniques, which you’ll learn about on page 48, but it also offers plenty of unique and unexpected results. Applying paint wet-on-wet allows the painter to use loose strokes and bold colors.
Time is of the essence when you’re working wet-on-wet because you need to finish painting the area before the paper dries. Choose your colors and mix lots of paint and water on the palette before you wet the paper. Use a big, wide brush to cover the area with water just before you begin to paint so the whole area is covered with a smooth, even sheen. If the paper is too wet or too dry, the color won’t bleed out smoothly.
The paint should transfer easily from the brush to the paper and spread to areas where the paper is wet.
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"I love Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner, because it helps readers become confident and creative even if they’ve never picked up a paintbrush before." — Pamela Wissman, Senior Content Director, North Light Books
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