Watercolor with Me in the Ocean

5O No-Sketch Projects That Bring the Ocean to Life Dana Fox, author of Watercolor with Me: In the Forest and founder of Wonder Forest, provides fifty new marine-themed projects in this beginner-friendly watercolor guide.

Author: Dana Fox

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624148581

Category: Art

Page: 120

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5O No-Sketch Projects That Bring the Ocean to Life Dana Fox, author of Watercolor with Me: In the Forest and founder of Wonder Forest, provides fifty new marine-themed projects in this beginner-friendly watercolor guide. Known for her whimsical art style and straightforward instruction, Dana leads you through three major watercolor techniques: wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and ink-and-wash. Best of all, there’s no sketching required, so you can focus on each painting method. Bring adorable sea creatures like octopuses and otters to life on high-quality art paper. Start simple with shading in a monochromatic orca, experiment with adding depth to color with a bright bobbing seahorse and practice stylizing your subject in a charming lighthouse scene. With inspired art and step-by-step instruction, it’s easy to pick up a paintbrush, break out your palette, and create something beautiful.

Watercolor with Me in the Jungle

Dana Fox, bestselling author of Watercolor with Me in the Forest and Watercolor with Me in the Ocean, returns with 25 new beginner-friendly watercolor projects that capture all the beauty and vibrancy of a jungle landscape—no sketching ...

Author: Dana Fox

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1645671135

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Capture the Vibrant Colors of the Jungle with 25 No-Sketch Projects Grab your paintbrush, smock and explorer’s hat and get ready to paint your way through the jungle! Dana Fox, bestselling author of Watercolor with Me in the Forest and Watercolor with Me in the Ocean, returns with 25 new beginner-friendly watercolor projects that capture all the beauty and vibrancy of a jungle landscape—no sketching required. From furry friends and exotic beasts to colorful flowers and tropical fruits, these adorable projects will help you hone your watercolor skills in just a few simple steps. And with every project printed on special, high-quality art paper, you can paint directly on the page. Dana’s straightforward approach and easy-to-follow instructions lead you through every step of the watercolor process, so no matter your skill level, you’ll get frame-worthy results every time. Projects are divided among the popular wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques, with each section accompanied by practice examples that teach you the basics. Learn to paint fur detail on cute critters like sloths and monkeys, or how to layer colors to create the amazing patterns of the Bengal tiger and poison dart frog. You can also create beautiful blends of color for papayas, hibiscuses and other wild fauna. With Dana’s lively art and simple directions, you’ll be painting masterpieces in no time.

Watercolor With Me

Watercolor with Me in the Forest is a watercolor project book that allows you to create beautiful artwork and learn a little something as you do it.

Author: Dana Fox

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624145574

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 888

Unleash Your Creativity with 50 No-Sketch Watercolor Projects From a classic dogwood rose, to a sly fox, to feathers that take on a dreamy quality, you can create polished artwork in just a few easy steps—no sketching required. Dana Fox, creator of Wonder Forest, is known for her unique and whimsical sense of style, and her popular watercolor workshops have introduced thousands to the joys of painting. In Watercolor With Me in the Forest, Dana provides light outlines of each project, and every page is printed on premium art paper, so you can focus on the watercolor techniques—wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet, painting fur and ink and wash. Even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before, Dana’s creative tricks will ensure that every piece of art is frame-worthy. Whether you’re looking to try a new style, learn the basics or find a new way to de-stress, this step-by- step guide makes it easier than ever to create stunning art.


Everyday Watercolor

Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.

Author: Jenna Rainey

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0399579737

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 867

A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces. This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.

American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

My first teaching post, at Williams College in 1975, gave me an inaugural chance to teach about watercolors, and I remember the assistance of the faculty ...

Author: Kathleen A. Foster

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030022589X

Category: Art

Page: 496

View: 222

The fascinating story of the transformation of American watercolor practice between 1866 and 1925 The formation of the American Watercolor Society in 1866 by a small, dedicated group of painters transformed the perception of what had long been considered a marginal medium. Artists of all ages, styles, and backgrounds took up watercolor in the 1870s, inspiring younger generations of impressionists and modernists. By the 1920s many would claim it as "the American medium." This engaging and comprehensive book tells the definitive story of the metamorphosis of American watercolor practice between 1866 and 1925, identifying the artist constituencies and social forces that drove the new popularity of the medium. The major artists of the movement - Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, William Trost Richards, Thomas Moran, Thomas Eakins, Charles Prendergast, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Charles Demuth, and many others - are represented with lavish color illustrations. The result is a fresh and beautiful look at watercolor's central place in American art and culture.

Watercolor Is for Everyone

So many people, even some I've never met, have helped me find my way to where I sit right now. Here are a few that I wish I could gather around an enormous ...

Author: Kateri Ewing

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631598597

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 622

Watercolor Is for Everyone guides you through 21 intuitive, process-based painting lessons that help you discover your own unique artist-within while creating works of beauty you will joyfully send out into the world to share. In this beautiful book, artist Kateri Ewing, author of Look Closer, Draw Better, guides you through a series of simple creative projects using a soulful, meditative, and reflective process. Whether you are picking up a paint brush for the first time or are an experienced artist, you will discover and deepen your creative potential through these exercises, because everyone can make art. Each project results in two art pieces, one to keep for yourself, and then another one, such as a postcard or mini painting, to share with someone else or send out into the world, to spread their color, creativity, and joy in new places. With Watercolor Is for Everyone, you can learn how to build a daily practice and how to set intentions and create, even if you just have just 10 minutes a day. The projects draw inspiration from poetry, music, literature, and the natural world, and invite experimentation with a variety of sources, from tarot and oracle cards to rocks and feathers. You will pursue your personal passions through accessible projects as you build your artistic skills, confidence, and creativity.

Realistic Watercolor Portraits

First and foremost, I'd like to thank God for giving me the gift of art and creativity. I feel so very blessed and fortunate to be able to have a job where ...

Author: Suzanna Winton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440313997

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 392

Portraits have the power to capture a likeness that touches the soul. You can learn to paint realistic portraits with artistry following the guidance in this inspirational book. Nine complete step-by-step demonstrations show you how to use watercolors to build portraits that come to life with realism and personality. Each demonstration features a different person—so you can explore a range of ages, skin tones, facial features, hair tones and textures—mastering each detail at your own pace. Even if you are a beginner, success is within your reach as you learn how to: • Place an image properly • Capture a likeness and add character • Paint realistic skin tones • Fix mistakes without starting over • Edit visual information for greater impact • Capture the textures of clothing and accessories • Select and paint a background that supports the portrait With this guide on your side, you can achieve the portraits you've always dreamed of painting. Get started today. Great portraits await!

Easy Watercolor

Thank you , Fred , for pushing me to finish this book . I also thank my wonderful three children and their terrific spouses , Fred and Stephanie Moses ...

Author: Marcia Moses

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402713576

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 775

Provides instruction on the basics of watercolor painting, covering such topics as tools and materials, color, and the elements of design.

Modern Watercolor Botanicals

Painting was on the back burner; I told myself that I would turn back to art when life slowed down a bit. And then we were blessed with a second daughter.

Author: Sarah Simon

Publisher: Blue Star Press

ISBN: 1950968308

Category: Art

Page: 218

View: 669

Unwind and get creative as you learn all about watercolor painting--one of the fastest-growing activities for everyday adults who are looking for a hobby to easily relax and relieve stress! Modern Watercolor Botanicals is a comprehensive guide for all skill levels--beginner to advanced--that teaches everything you need to know about watercolor using easy-to-follow diagrams, pictures, and instructions. Learn how to paint and advance your skills using pieces of beautiful, traceable artwork, including detailed wildflowers, shade tropical leaves, eucalyptus wreaths, and more. Lessons in Modern Watercolor Botanicals include: • Instructions for every skill level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced • Easy-to-follow diagrams, pictures, and instructions • Each lesson builds upon skills learned in the previous lessons • 15 pieces of traceable artwork to paint, no drawing experience required! • Lessons that promote focus and mindfulness and help you reduce stress through the enjoyment of the artistic process • All you need to know to create frame-worthy masterpieces and thoughtful gifts • Prompts, challenges, and ideas to take your creativity to the next level Author Sarah Simon (@themintgardener), a Seattle-based artist who leads sold-out watercolor workshops across the U.S., shares everything she teaches her students in this book. She also answers some of the most common questions from watercolor artists at all levels: • What tools do I need? • How do I mix interesting colors? • How do I create shape, movement, and definition in my piece? • How do I find my own creative style? Delve into Modern Watercolor Botanicals to develop your skills and form your own unique artistic approach to the world of modern watercolor!

Everyday Watercolor Flowers

Thanks to the humans below who encouraged me, stayed up late with me, were patient with me... this collection of pages wouldn't have been possible without ...

Author: Jenna Rainey

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0399582223

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 792

Author of Everyday Watercolor and Instagram darling Jenna Rainey presents a beautiful step-by-step guide to painting botanicals from lilies to daffodils in a wide variety of styles. Artist Jenna Rainey shares easy-to-follow ways to paint a wide range of botanicals, all in her fresh, modern style that appeals to the next generation of watercolor artists and creatives, from beginners to hobbyists. With gorgeously illustrated instructions for both loose and realistic watercolor depictions of more than 25 flowers, leaves, and plants, organized by form and shape, Everyday Watercolor Flowers is every nature-lover's answer to capturing that beauty on paper.

Watercolor in Bloom

Acknowledgements I would like to acknowledge the following people: My late husband, Sigmund Weinstein, who encouraged me to begin painting and gave me the ...

Author: Mary Backer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440317534

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 556

Painting pretty, prized flowers is easier than you think! Using an uncomplicated palette and simple techniques, Mary Backer shares the secrets behind her prize-winning watercolor flowers. From first strokes to final touches, you'll learn everything you need to know to paint brilliant orange poppies, plump peonies, graceful lotus blossoms, classic roses and other garden favorites.Features: • an exciting variety of flowers and compositions, from individual flower studies to more elaborate, mixed arrangements • 12 full-length demonstrations take you from first sketch to final brushstroke • Illustrates step-by-step watercolor techniques for achieving luscious color, complementary backgrounds and dramatic, up-close compositions • Plus a unique acrylic finishing technique that makes colors really pop Experienced and novice artists alike will revel in the inspiration and easy-to-follow instruction inside. Watercolor in Bloom makes painting flowers as pleasurable as a stroll through the garden!

The Art of Watercolor Lettering

Finger painting and those thick globs of color seemed too messy and indiscriminate to me. But when the tempera paint cakes and water cups and brushes landed ...

Author: Kelly Klapstein

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631597817

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 660

Learn to letter beautifully with watercolor. In this stunning follow-up to her highly praised and influential first book, The Art of Brush Lettering, lettering expert and workshop instructor Kelly Klapstein (popular on Instagram as @kellycreates) shares her secrets for mastering the essential techniques for creating lovely modern lettering and calligraphy with watercolor. Start with the basics, from choosing paints, brushes, and other supplies to preparing your paper for painting. Learn to handle watercolor paints with essential strokes and warm-ups. Explore painting letterforms in a variety of styles,from traditional to modern. Try a range of creative techniques, including blending ombrés and rainbows, creating pictorial letterforms, and combining watercolor with other mediums. Enhance your lettering with special touches by complementing it with handpainted backgrounds and simple illustrations. With The Art of Watercolor Lettering, you’ll learn how to master the medium—and how to go with the watercolor flow—to create one-of-a-kind lettered art and calligraphy that reflect your unique personal style.

Blue Ocean Watercolor Notebook

Sure, Let Me Drop Everything and Work On Your Problem. This is a lined notebook (lined front and back). Simple and elegant. 120 pages, high-quality cover, and (6 x 9) inches in size.

Author: blue peel and stick wallpaper watercolor

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Page: 120

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Blue Ocean Watercolor Notebook / Funny Cute Gift manganese blue watercolor paint Journal blue ocean strategy, expanded edition 120 pages and (6 x 9) watercolor with me in the ocean. Sure, Let Me Drop Everything and Work On Your Problem. This is a lined notebook (lined front and back). Simple and elegant. 120 pages, high-quality cover, and (6 x 9) inches in size.

Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolors

After I moved to the United States, I learned to love painting with watercolors. To me, it's the closest medium to Chinese painting in materials, ...

Author: Lian Quan Zhen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440319537

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 872

Capture the beauty and vitality of Chinese painting in your watercolors! Using a few brushes, some rice paper and a small number of inks and paints, you can explore new realms of artistic expression in your watercolors. Author and artist Lian Quan Zhen shows you how, providing you with the clear, practical instruction you need to master every element of this intriguing style - from holding a bamboo brush to applying Chinese composition techniques. Zhen makes learning easy with step-by-step instructions that enable you to apply brushstrokes with strength and confidence - a skill that will carry over into your everyday watercolor work. And you'll find inspiration in Zhen's own works of art - ranging from egrets in flight to gracefully swimming koi - as you discover the best techniques of the East and West. He'll show you that the beauty of fine art crosses every border and that your artistic journey has no limits.

Chinese Landscape Painting Techniques for Watercolor

I have found that practicing Chinese painting, especially in the spontaneous style, has helped me tremendously in regular watercolor.

Author: Lian Quan Zhen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440322678

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 460

Minimum stroke - maximum effect Learn how to make each brushstroke count when painting classically beautiful landscapes using a combination of traditional and modern watercolor techniques. Master artist and teacher Lian Quan Zhen shows how to blend Eastern and Western art theories, materials and techniques to create landscapes with graceful simplicity. Chinese Landscape Painting Techniques for Watercolor includes 27 start-to-finish demonstrations, which show how to capture the spirit and mood of the landscape in all types of weather and in all four seasons. It also features a wide variety of landscape subjects from America and around the world.

Creative Watercolor

My dad, for never doubting my artistic path and supporting me 100 percent until I was ready to fly on my own. To my sister, for living in this fantasy world ...

Author: Ana Victoria Calderon

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1589239695

Category: Art

Page: 136

View: 261

Creative Watercolor offers beginners a fun, modern, and practical approach to a timeless medium with instructions on how to paint simple motifs and lettering and embellish projects beautifully. In Creative Watercolor, popular watercolor artist and workshop instructor Ana Victoria Calderon shares her step-by-step techniques for painting modern motifs in this classic medium. Through a series of easy tutorials and projects, you will: Get an overview of basic materials and tools, plus options for embellishing your paintings Master essential techniques, starting with easy warm-up activities, learning to layer, and getting into the flow with watercolor, plus an introduction to scanning and digital editing for making multiples Learn to paint a variety of simple, beautiful motifs: flowers and leaves, butterflies and critters, fruits and vegetables, and delightful lettering Use what you've learned to create unique, stylish stationery, including beautiful invitations, place cards, menus, monograms, recipe gift cards, thank you notes—any project you can imagine, for any kind of event you can think of! There's never been a better time to dive into the world of watercolor, so why wait? Grab a brush and get painting!

Watercolor Wisdom

Thanks especially to my son - in - law , Ron Morgan , who taught me how to use a computer and gave me his personal emergency phone number , which we quickly ...

Author: Jo Taylor

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 808

A valuable reference for watercolor artists shares a host of authoritative insights, tips, tricks, and techniques, furnishing a series of illustrated lessons, complete with examples, exercises, visual comparisons, and diagrams, that teach the basics of color, texture, value, composition, and technique.

Blue Ocean Watercolor Notebook

Blue Ocean Watercolor Notebook / 120 pages and (6 x 9) watercolor with me in the ocean. Sure, Let Me Drop Everything and Work On Your Problem. This is a lined notebook (lined front and back).

Author: Blue Ocean Watercolor

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Page: 120

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Blue Ocean Watercolor Notebook / 120 pages and (6 x 9) watercolor with me in the ocean. Sure, Let Me Drop Everything and Work On Your Problem. This is a lined notebook (lined front and back). Simple and elegant. 120 pages, high-quality cover, and (6 x 9) inches in size.

Geninne s Art Birds in Watercolor Collage and Ink

Once I get going on a project, I enjoy the chaos, but if I try to start something new with piles of clutter around me, it's too confining.

Author: Geninne D. Zlatkis

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631594761

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 940

In Geninne’s Art: Birds in Watercolor, Collage, and Ink, popular Santa Fe artist Geninne Zlatkis presents a personal field guide to how she creates her charming paintings and collages of birds and nature. Brimming with inspiring examples of the artist’s work, this beautiful book takes you inside Geninne’s studio for an in-depth look at how she creates. You will discover, step by step, how this devoted artist spends time photographing nature, selecting her materials, and developing her personal imagery. Explore: How her studio is set up, how she works, and what materials and tools she uses How she captures nature with both a camera and phone for reference Her artistic process through the step-by-step creation of 5 watercolor paintings, 5 collages, and 5 ink drawings, with notes on each medium and technique As a special bonus, the book includes 32 pages of collage papers, painted and selected by Geninne, for you to use as you explore and develop your own artistic voice. Vibrant, detailed, and richly imaginative, Geninne’s interpretation of the birds she has observed so closely will inspire you to use the natural world as fodder for your paintings, drawings, and collages.