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Watercolor Wisdom

Painting Techniques, Tips and Exercises

By Jo Taylor

Format: Paperback

SKU# V9342

You’ll Love This Watercolor Painting Book If:

  • You want to learn how to more about the values, colors & composition of watercolor painting
  • You love to explore the medium of watercolor
  • You love learning new watercolor painting techniques from expert teachers such as Jo Taylor

Expert artist Jo Taylor has more than 50 years of experience as an artist. In this exciting watercolor painting book, Jo shares her favorite & most valuable watercolor painting tips and techniques. Learn how to paint in watercolor with confidence & a foundation of knowledge. Each lesson in organized with artists in mind, highlighting rules and guidelines for making the most of your time at your canvas.

This reference includes demonstrations and exercises that lead you step-by-step through simple & more complex techniques. Topics covered include values, color, composition, texture and brush techniques. Taylor’s instruction is welcoming and friendly, giving you the self-belief to try new things in watercolor.

In Watercolor Wisdom You’ll Learn:

  • How to create texture & master brush techniques with watercolor painting
  • Watercolor painting techniques such as glazing, painting with a palette knife, scraping and bruising
  • How to plan a composition, create lost and found edges and paint wet-into-wet with watercolors

A Word From the Author:

"One of the goals of any artist is personal development and growth The path taken in any field of endeavor, as we all know, can often determine success or failure. This book suggests a pathway — a foundation for growth through the study of the structural language of art. In music there are the notes, keys and chords with which to compose. In the visual arts there are the elements and principles of design. This language of art is applicable to any style of work, whether absolute realism, abstraction or nonrepresentation. This book fuses technique, style and design — the keys to great painting." — Jo Taylor

Check Out This Excerpt From Watercolor Wisdom:

Color terms you need to know
You’re likely to hear the same terms brought up time and time again when color is the topic of discussion. But do you know what they really mean? The first step to understanding color is to know the language. Here’s a primer:

Hue — A color as described by its location on the color wheel.

Value — The Relative lightness or darkness of a color.

Intensity — The brilliance of a color, ranging from dull to bright.

Key — The value of a color or value dominant in a painting, ranging from light to dark.

Primary colors — The three basic colors (yellow, red and blue) from which all other colors are created.

Tertiary colors — Colors created by combining an adjacent primary and secondary color (blue-green, red-violet, etc.).

Complementary colors — Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel.

Analogous colors — Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.

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SKU V9342
Author/Speaker/Editor Jo Taylor
File/Trim Size 8.5 x 11
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440324789
Number Of Pages 176

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