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Watercolour Painting for Dummies


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A Reference for the Rest of Us

Soft Cover - 320 pages - 2008 - 9.9" x 8"

Cover price is $26.99

Would you love to be able to paint with watercolors? Now, you can. Watercolor Painting For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to create breathtaking paintings so beautiful you won’t believe you made them yourself.

This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master the basics. Filled with full-color projects and sample paintings, it shows you how to work with color and texture, practice composition, and make smooth changes. You’ll find out how to select the best tools, materials, and supplies, practice basic brush strokes, and use the three best common techniques: flat wash, graded wash, and rough texture. Discover how to:

Select the right brushes, pigments, and paper

Mix colors and work with white

Create backgrounds and foregrounds

Transfer your drawings to watercolor

Avoid common watercolor mistakes

Experiment with texture using salt, sponges, plastic wrap, and more

Find your way around the color wheel

Practice the principles of design

Plan compositions using thumbnails

Work with one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective

Paint fabrics, shiny surfaces, and organic textures

Paint landscapes, seascapes, animals and more

Complete with strategies for improving your painting immediately and marketing and selling your work, Watercolor Painting For Dummies, is the resource you need to make your creative dreams come true.



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