Watercolor with Me in the Ocean

Author: Dana Fox

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624148581

Category: Art

Page: 120

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5O No-Sketch Projects That Bring the Ocean to Life Dana Fox, author of Watercolor with Me: In the Forest and founder of Wonder Forest, provides fifty new marine-themed projects in this beginner-friendly watercolor guide. Known for her whimsical art style and straightforward instruction, Dana leads you through three major watercolor techniques: wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and ink-and-wash. Best of all, there’s no sketching required, so you can focus on each painting method. Bring adorable sea creatures like octopuses and otters to life on high-quality art paper. Start simple with shading in a monochromatic orca, experiment with adding depth to color with a bright bobbing seahorse and practice stylizing your subject in a charming lighthouse scene. With inspired art and step-by-step instruction, it’s easy to pick up a paintbrush, break out your palette, and create something beautiful.

Watercolor with Me in the Jungle

Author: Dana Fox

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1645671135

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 8804

Capture the Vibrant Colors of the Jungle with 25 No-Sketch Projects Grab your paintbrush, smock and explorer’s hat and get ready to paint your way through the jungle! Dana Fox, bestselling author of Watercolor with Me in the Forest and Watercolor with Me in the Ocean, returns with 25 new beginner-friendly watercolor projects that capture all the beauty and vibrancy of a jungle landscape—no sketching required. From furry friends and exotic beasts to colorful flowers and tropical fruits, these adorable projects will help you hone your watercolor skills in just a few simple steps. And with every project printed on special, high-quality art paper, you can paint directly on the page. Dana’s straightforward approach and easy-to-follow instructions lead you through every step of the watercolor process, so no matter your skill level, you’ll get frame-worthy results every time. Projects are divided among the popular wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques, with each section accompanied by practice examples that teach you the basics. Learn to paint fur detail on cute critters like sloths and monkeys, or how to layer colors to create the amazing patterns of the Bengal tiger and poison dart frog. You can also create beautiful blends of color for papayas, hibiscuses and other wild fauna. With Dana’s lively art and simple directions, you’ll be painting masterpieces in no time.

Mastering Watercolors

Author: Joe Cartwright

Publisher: Ashton Publishing Group


Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 8345

Watercolor is a magical and often challenging medium. Once mastered, it will reward you with the pleasure of creating striking works of art of infinite variety. This book is a culmination of many years of teaching. Through it, I set out to clear up widespread misconceptions about painting with watercolors. These common confusions hold watercolor artists back from achieving their full potential. Full of practical advice and techniques, my aim is to simplify watercolor painting to assist you in your personal watercolor adventure. Enjoy the journey!

Common Soldiers

Author: Janet Richards

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 350

View: 6512

William Matthews

Author: William Matthews,Annie Proulx

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811857413

Category: Art

Page: 202

View: 7751

An essay by the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author highlights a magnificent retrospective of the paintings of the renowned watercolorist, who captures the vast range of Western experience, from the endless skies, living desert, and high plains to the last working cowboys and the Navajo. 15,000 first printing.

Secrets in the Magic Valley

Author: Robert Stever

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1410795543

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 1247

"Secrets in the Magic Valley" is a novel based on real places and special people. It's alive with ideas and thoughts that explore the universe of a curious mind. The story links an escape from a grimy, polluted town in Appalachia to a pristine valley in the Pacific Northwest where mysteries unfold. In this valley harmony breeds harmony. The valley reveals secrets such as rare plants and animals sequestered since the last ice age 10,000 years ago. Existing hot springs, natural wonders, and gold nuggets add to the intrigue and mystery. But it has other secrets as well. The ultimate secret climaxes the book. Three characters tell their stories--represented by youth, middle age, and older age--of growth into wisdom and experience, each making a difference in the lives of the others. It has been endorsed by Wilfred (Billy) Hopkins, author of four top selling books in the UK. "When it comes to writing beautiful prose, I have to take my hat off to you. Your descriptions are superb, lyrical and even poetic. Your dedication and love of the environment shines through. I liked your use of symbolism. The book has a rich philosophical vein running through it as well as beautiful analogies. A lot of dramatic surprises also keep the reader engaged. Dialogue runs smoothly throughout. It's a book that deserves a second reading in order to capture its full significance." Wilfred Hopkins

Painting with Watercolor

Author: Shirish Deshpande

Publisher: Shirish Deshpande

ISBN: 8194919126

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 3794

Watercolor painting is one of the most exhilarating and most frustrating experiences one can have. The watercolor medium is notorious for its unpredictability and unforgiving quality. But the same unpredictability can be harnessed to create some of the most spontaneous and fresh artworks. In this book, you will learn - Painting with watercolor using both transparent and opaque forms of watercolor. - Understanding shapes and values while painting. - Warm and cool colors. - Complementary colors and how to use them to add some ‘pop’ to your paintings. - Creating interesting and harmonious compositions using o Unity o Contrast o Balance o Dominance o Repetition o Variety - Basics of one-point and two-point perspective. - Coloring techniques o Applying washes. o Layering and adding depth, atmospheric perspective. o Foreground, background and out-of-focus elements. o Hard and soft edges. o Negative spaces and highlights. o ‘Exotic techniques’ for adding some zing to your paintings. Of course, the real learning happens by doing. So, you will apply all the techniques you learned so far in 10 step-by-step exercises. - A serene sunset - The twin trees - A still life painting - An old wall covered with creeper plants (vines) - Grass and the fence - A waterfront house - A rustic house - Cabin in the snow - Autumn tree near a lake - The waterfall At the end of the book, you will get links to video demonstrations for many of the paintings included in the book. It’s time to lose the fear of the watercolor and start enjoying it. Happy painting 😊

Creative Collectives

Author: María Ochoa,MarÄÌ ±a Ochoa,Tbd

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826321107

Category: Art

Page: 139

View: 2641

Creative Collectives follows the artistic and ideological journeys of two groups of northern California Chicana artists involved in collectives which created complex images whose powerful visual social commentary sprang from the daily experiences of their lives.

The Quilting Arts Idea Book

Author: Vivika Hansen Denegre

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440248885

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 9284

Get inspired to learn new techniques with this gorgeous how-to guide! Written for new and seasoned fiber artists alike, this all-in-one resource includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind art quilts and more. Peppered with gorgeous imagery and expert advice, The Quilting Arts Idea Book will help you hone your skills while enjoying the creative process. Inside you'll find: • Step-by-step tutorials for everything from surface design and mixed media techniques to themed quilts featuring people, pets, landscapes, and more, as well as projects to make for--and with--friends. • Inspiring project galleries with graphic designs, festival favorites, and featured projects showcasing techniques from the book to show you the variety of items you can make with your new skills. • Articles on finding inspiration and nurturing creativity as well as tips and advice from artists and contributors invite you to become an active maker in the art quilting community. Whether you're just getting started or looking to up your skill set, The Quilting Arts Idea Book has everything you need to make your quilting arts dreams a reality.