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Watercolor Painting For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Colette Pitcher
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Book Description

Have you ever been amazed by watercolor paintings that seem tospring to life before your eyes? Would you love to be able to paintwith watercolors? Now, you can. Watercolor Painting ForDummies shows you the fun and easy way to create breathtakingpaintings so beautiful you won’t believe you made themyourself.

This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction andeasy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master thebasics. Filled with full-color projects and sample paintings, itshows you how to work with color and texture, practice composition,and make smooth changes. You’ll find out how to select thebest 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, andmore
  • Find your way around the color wheel
  • Practice the principles of design
  • Plan compositions using thumbnails
  • Work with one-point, two-point, and three-pointperspective
  • Paint fabrics, shiny surfaces, and organic textures
  • Paint landscapes, seascapes, animals and more

Complete with strategies for improving your painting immediatelyand marketing and selling your work, Watercolor Painting ForDummies, is the resource you need to make your creative dreamscome true.



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Filled with FULL COLOR, easy–to–complete projects and sample paintings

The fun and easy way to create beautiful works of art with watercolors

Would you love to paint with watercolors? You can! This friendly guide gives you hands–on instruction and easy–to–follow exercises to help you master the basics. You′ll see how to work with color and texture, practice composition, and make smooth changes. And you′ll paint a variety of subjects, from animals and still lifes to landscapes and seascapes!

  • Select the right painting supplies

  • Mix colors and work with white

  • Create backgrounds and foregrounds

  • Transfer your drawings to watercolor

  • Avoid common painting mistakes

About the Author

Colette Pitcher, an artist and educator, is a regular contributor to Paint Works magazine and a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society. Colette owns the Showcase Art Center in Greeley, Colorado.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 18637 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (16 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004V4FGY6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #254,268 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant value for money 2 Jan. 2011
By R. Moore VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have painted in acrylic,oil and pastels, but have never bothered with watercolour, so decided that at age 73 I would "give it a go", I went to evening classes and bought The Dummies "bible", I have now recommended it to at least 20 people, and most have either bought it themselves or asked for it as a Xmas pressie ! If you want to learn to paint in this medium it is the ideal way, you get comprehensive advice in every chapter plus projects to do, teaching you how to mix colour something I went in dread of doing..silly woman, it is easy peasy with Dummies, also wet on wet, dry brush work and all the other methods. All explained in simple terms as Dummies always are. It is great value for money especially from Amazon ! So if you want to try to paint in watercolour, no matter if you are 5yrs or 85 yrs then go to it, but do get Dummies first it is worth every penny !
Ros Moore
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watercolour for Dummies 2 Aug. 2009
Format:Paperback
Although I'm not quite a Dummy at watercolour painting, I found this book crammed full of "how to do" techniques which introduce the new water colourist to this wonderful pass time. For everyone there are useful tips and demos. As all "Dummies" books it is written in a whimsical, easy to understand way and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Good value for money.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book 13 April 2008
Format:Paperback
I have had some basic training in composition, painting etc. When I decided to revive my interest in Watercolours I chose this book, because it was informative, useful and inspirational.

It's good for either dipping or reading through a technique and has lots of inspiring exercises. I can heartily recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars watercolour painting for dummies 13 July 2009
Format:Paperback
Fabulous and extremely helpful for any problems or queries you may have regarding painting in watercolour.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for Beginners 4 July 2009
By Frodron
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have found this book to be very comprehensive explaining things simply but in detail.
It is much better than the author's recently published "Acrylic Painting for Dummies"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watercolour Painting for Dummies 5 May 2010
Format:Paperback
A very comprehensive and detailed Manual
much more technical in approach than I
had imagined. At the moment I have only dipped
in to it but it will be the means to a much more
serious study of the the whole subject.
The price was good and the delivery prompt
Thank you Amazon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 27 July 2011
By Biddy
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is really easy to understand. Although I haven't got the paints out yet I will be doing so in a couple of weeks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watercolor Painting for Dummies 7 Mar. 2012
Format:Paperback
Awesome book, really nice condition and so conveniant. Received book way before due date. Thank you for being so prompt !
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