Elegant, colorful, and ubiquitous, flowers are a perennial favorite of painters. They’re also inexpensive, easy to obtain, and “hold a pose” over many painting sessions. And no style of painting better captures the nuances of flowers than watercolor, one of the most popular—yet frustrating—mediums for beginning artists.
In Flowers: Wonders of Nature in Watercolor, internationally recognized floral still-life specialist Erika Just reveals her tried-and-true secrets for successfully rendering these elegant forms using this subtle, yet elusive medium. This comprehensive guide begins with with a thorough discussion on the essential materials the artist will require (including the basics such as paints, brushes, and paper). Next, she outlines a variety of effective approaches beginning artists can use to best capture the natural beauty of their chosen subject, from experimenting with values and establishing mood to directing the point of interest and even deciding when a painting is finished.
Finally, artists will learn, step-by-step, such valuable techniques as wet-in-wet, glazing, and masking—all complemented by 150 dazzling, full-color illustrations demonstrating these techniques in action.
· Perfect for watercolor artists, beginning to advanced, and also an excellent resource for flower, garden, and nature enthusiasts
· Features lush paintings of a broad range of floral forms
· Demonstrates techniques with simple-to-follow, step-by-step instructions
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Erika Just has studied with prominent and influential artists such as Ed Whitney, Daniel Green, Robert Wood, and Bert Silberman. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in America and Europe, and she currently lives in Weissenbach, Austria.
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Descrizione libro Watson-Guptill, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110823018539
Descrizione libro Watson-Guptill, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0823018539