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Zoltan Szabo's 70 Favorite Watercolor Techniques

By Zoltan Szabo

Format: Paperback

SKU# Z7615

Lessons of a lifetime from one of watercolor's greatest painters

You'll Love This Watercolor Painting Book If:

  • You want to learn watercolor painting techniques from a master painter
  • You want to learn how to paint mountains, harbors, forests, flowers & more
  • You’re looking for tips on how to paint clouds, trees, rocks, grass & snow in watercolor

What Other Artists Are Saying:

“Everyone should have this book in his/her reference books. Good for the beginner to the seasoned artist looking for a different technique. An excellent reference from one of our greatest teachers!!” — Anna Hogbin

In the book Zoltan Szabo's 70 Favorite Watercolor Techniques you’ll learn to avoid common watercolor problems, create better paintings and strengthen your watercolor painting skills. Zoltan Szabo painted & taught painting for more than 60 years and authored 8 watercolor painting books. Using the same ease of approach that made his workshops so popular, this book makes watercolor painting simple, straightforward and fun.

In This Watercolor Painting Book You’ll Learn

  • 10 rules for painting reflections in water scenes
  • Tips for glazing, lifting & staining colors with watercolors
  • Zoltan Szabo’s favorite materials for painting in watercolor
This book includes 43 mini-demonstrations teach a wide range of useful watercolor techniques and 13 complete step-by-step demonstrations. Each page is packed with practical tips & techniques put them to work on your canvas today!

Check Out One of Zoltan’s Favorite Tools From His Book, Zoltan Szabo’s 70 Favorite Watercolor Techniques:

Brushes: I have designed my own slant bristle brushes make from natural firm bristles in a variety of sizes [1” to 4” (25mm to 102mm) ], and enjoy using them for rich dark colors. The soft slant brushes [1 ½” (38mm) and 2 ½” (64mm)] are also my own design and are most useful for delicate, light and wet washes. I also use a no. 3 rigger brush and a palette knife. As you probably noticed, all of these tools except the rigger are flat brushes. I prefer them because the corner can be used like a pointed round brush, whereas round brush cannot make a wide stroke to imitate a flat brushstroke.

A Word from the Author:

“Because the technical behavior of watercolor is so varied, I have included many quick watercolor sketches to show you some of the most exciting and popular techniques that I use in my paintings. These examples, on page 46 to 107, are not finished paintings but small informative sketches to explain particular technical points. You are free to copy them. They will also help you make sure that the tools you choose will behave well in your hands. In other words, I want you to master these techniques in the shortest possible time and enjoy the experience while you are learning.” — Zoltan Szabo

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SKU Z7615
Additional Feature 10 Black & White Illustrations, 200 Color Illustrations
Author/Speaker/Editor Zoltan Szabo
File/Trim Size 8.25''w x 10.875''h
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440306716
Number Of Pages 144
Runtime 56 minutes

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Zolan Szabo's Watercolor Techniques Review by Anna Hogbin

Everyone should have this book in his/her reference books. Good for the beginner to the seasoned artist looking for a different technique. An excellent reference from one of our greatest teachers!!

(Posted on 1/18/2012)

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