New Edition If you find the fresh-glowing translucency of watercolor irresistible, here's how to get the best results possible--while avoiding the problems many newcomers experience. Find out what topics are particularly suited to the medium, and start with washes (flat, wet-on-wet, and more), which form the basis of any watercolor painting. Lift out color, explore the paper's quality and grain, add texture, and spatter. Soon you'll have beautiful pictures of a beach scene, brilliant-hued flowers, a child with a panda, a boat, and others.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction 10; Chapter 2 Equipment 20; Chapter 3 Washes 34; Techniques 36; Rain Clouds 1 48; Rain Clouds 2 52; The Beach 54; Chapter 4 Further Techniques 58; Techniques 60; Country Track 68; Mill in Winter 74; Child with Panda 78; House by the Shore 82; Chapter 5 Masking 88; Techniques 90; Summer Fields 94; Sailing in the Bay 100; Town Gate 106; Anomones 110; Chapter 6 Approaches 116; Techniques 118; On the Beach 122; Boats - Low Tide 126; Still Life Shells 132; Rocky Hoadland 138; Buttercups in a Blue Vase 148; Glossary 154; Index 155.
Patricia Monahan has written several books on practical art and contributes to various art magazines.