Watercolor for the Fun of It

Watercolor for the Fun of It

Easy Landscapes

Book - 2004
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With this book's no-clutter approach, artists will be tackling two of their favorite subjects--watercolor and landscapes--in minutes.Reid's quick-start guide gives beginners a basic overview of materials, terms and exercises to get them off on the right foot. Then it's on to tackling more than 25 step-by-step demonstrations that cover all the basic landscape techniques. Readers will learn to paint essential elements, such as water, mountains, buildings and skies, one at a time. These easy-to-follow exercises arm artists with a set of tools, techniques and principles to enrich all their future landscapes.This highly visual guide also includes detailed advice on how to overcome the challenges of painting outdoors and when traveling. It's never been easier--or quicker--to have fun painting outdoor scenes.
Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : North Light Books, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781581804294
1581804296
Branch Call Number: Arts 751.422 Rei
Alternative Title: Easy landscapes

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Nov 23, 2013

So far in my education, I've had more success with this book, "Easy Landscapes," than with any other watercolor instruction manual. The author provides simple instructions accompanied by pictures of what the painting should look like at each step. And I think that is the secret of its success--the visible component. Breaking down the picture into baby steps, allows you to inch your way to a good painting that will make you proud.

There's something like ten basic landscape paintings in the book. All are somewhat challenging for beginners like myself---so challenging that I botched most of them my first time through. Each time you work yourself through the book you'll get better. In time this book should be child's play, and by then you'll be ready to graduate to more difficult material.

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