The Artist's Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor

The Artist's Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor

30 Techniques

Book - 2015
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How to Paint Water!

The secret to convincingly painting water is understanding why water appears as it does--it's all about the reflections! In this comprehensive book showcasing water in all its natural states, you'll learn how wind affects water as it goes from a dead calm to gale force winds. As you learn to use the reflections in the water to identify the perspective of the objects, you'll be able to move away from reference images and paint the water scenes you see in your imagination.

With the expert instruction of renowned watercolor artist Ron Hazell, you'll find success as you paint water in every imaginable condition. From glittering lakes to calm harbor shores to foamy surf and turbulent waterfalls and rainy city streets to snow covered lawns and frozen ponds, you'll find the inspiration and techniques to guide you on a water-filled watercolor journey.

11 step-by-step demonstrations for painting puddles, streams, rivers, raging oceans, snow and more. 8 bonus demonstration videos to help you achieve realistic water paintings. More than 30 techniques for creating accurate shadow and light, reflections of objects and wave types.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio :, North Light Books,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781440337253
Branch Call Number: 751.422436 H337ar 2015
Characteristics: 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Painting water in watercolor


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OneLadyBand Apr 22, 2016

This is a wonderful instruction book for watercolor painting. The author is a wonderful artist with a fine sense of design and color. Enjoyed it immensely.


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