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Watercolor Success : 52 Essential Lessons for Creating Great Paintings - Chuck Long

Watercolor Success

52 Essential Lessons for Creating Great Paintings

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Watercolor Success! is the one resource artists need to learn the nuts and bolts of classic watercolour painting.

Instead of using tricks or shortcuts, expert Chuck Long provides a solid foundation for artists to build on as they improve their work. Step-by-step instructions teach color, brush strokes, shadowing of and composition; Mini-demonstrations make techniques accessible to artists at any level; 7 advanced projects allow readers to develop and hone skills; In addition, over 200 colour illustrations show basic principles in Long's unique style, with a variety of his popular Heartland subjects, including mountains, wooded settings, foliage of and scenic buildings.

About the Author

Former professional commercial artist Chuck Long's painting career spans over 25 years. His award-winning work has been featured in US magazines and displayed at prestigious exhibitions across America.

Introductionp. 8
Necessary Materials To Get Startedp. 10
Paperp. 12
Exercise: Stretching Your Paperp. 13
Brushesp. 14
Paintsp. 16
Palettesp. 17
Additional Toolsp. 18
Painting Locationp. 20
Color Concepts And Paint Propertiesp. 22
The Color Wheelp. 24
Complementary Colorsp. 25
Analogous Colorsp. 26
Purity vs. Grayabilityp. 27
Temperaturep. 28
Valuep. 29
Keyp. 30
Granulationp. 32
Permanencep. 33
Transparency vs. Opacityp. 34
Staining vs. Sedimentaryp. 35
Color Selectionp. 36
Color Combinationsp. 37
Design Elements and Principlesp. 40
Shapep. 42
Formp. 43
Texturep. 45
Balancep. 46
Rhythmp. 47
Dominancep. 48
Harmonyp. 49
Legibilityp. 50
Unityp. 51
Putting it All Togetherp. 52
Essential Techniquesp. 54
Washesp. 56
Wet-In-Wetp. 58
Wet-On-Dryp. 59
Exercise: Combining Wet-In-Wet and Wet-On-Dry Techniquesp. 60
Drybrushp. 62
Sponge Techniquesp. 63
Line Techniquesp. 64
Spatter and Splatterp. 65
Exercise: Incorporating Brush and Sponge Techniquesp. 66
Lessons in Drawing and Perspectivep. 68
Key Line Drawingsp. 70
Value Sketchesp. 71
Understanding Perspectivep. 72
Aerial Perspectivep. 73
Linear Perspectivep. 74
One-Point Perspectivep. 75
Two-Point Perspectivep. 76
Three-Point Perspectivep. 77
Exercise: Working With Perspectivep. 78
Step-By-Step Demonstrationsp. 80
Lake Louisep. 82
Monument Valley Sand Dunesp. 88
Yoho National Parkp. 94
Nova Scotia Fishing Villagep. 100
Glacier National Parkp. 106
Honfleur Inner Harborp. 112
A Street in Dinan, Francep. 118
Author's Afterthoughtp. 124
Indexp. 126
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ISBN: 9781581805536
ISBN-10: 1581805535
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st May 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.940 x 21.590  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.812