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Water Media Techniques Hardcover – 1 Jul 1983

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.; Reprint edition (July 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823056716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823056712
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 22.2 x 29.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,598,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tells how to design paintings for expression using watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and casein with Quiller's paintings as a guide and 20 guest artist's personal approaches.

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An old book, but a really great use of different techniques. Maybe it could be reprinted so more artists could benefit from Stephens wide knowledge..
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9335eeb8) out of 5 stars 11 reviews
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9342eb40) out of 5 stars Excellent Reference for Watercolors, Gouache, Casein, and Acrylics 26 Aug. 2007
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If you're interested in learning about watermedia, a term used to include watercolors, gouache (opaque watercolors), casein (a paint based on milk protein), and acrylics, I highly recommend this excellent book. No, it's not the newest book on the subject, and yes, a lot of the illustrations are in black and white, but the graphics are basically very good and the information supplied even better. This is especially true for qouache and casein, which never seem to get much attention in books.

Quiller gives good, in-depth information about each of these media, as well as a series of exercises to develop one's skills in working with them, and plenty of illustrations of his own work, including works in progress, which showcase the versatility of these paints.

This definitely is a book you should have if you're interested in watermedia. Also recommended are Quiller's other books on color theory and acrylics...these are newer and have all-color images, and will get you thinking in different ways about color. The art is colorful, vibrant, and creative, and certain to inspire you.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9340dbd0) out of 5 stars NOT FOR NOVICES 6 Oct. 2014
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It is a beautiful book and is loaded with COLOR examples and demonstrations. It doesnt matter one bit that it was published in 1983 because the art of watercolor has changed little since then. Obviously the authors (Stephen Quill AND Barbara Whipple) are very talented and have been painting for a very long time. My complaint is that it is a book for advanced artists. As a beginning watercolor artist, I was overwhelmed by the examples. Also, the demonstrations lacked detail at times, like how beautifully rendered objects suddenly appeared on the canvas between steps. It is a good book, but I think it is for a person who is a few years into the craft.
HASH(0x93551dc8) out of 5 stars He is an excellent teacher. 7 Feb. 2016
By Laurie Rawlins - Published on
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I had seen Stephen Quiller's earlier book on water media which focused more on color theory and practice. I wanted something that spoke of techniques for using and combining different water based mediums. This is it! He is an excellent teacher.
HASH(0x935e042c) out of 5 stars great book 11 July 2016
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Great artist with a book full of useful information about all the different water media techniques. The comparison chart really says it all.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x949f52c4) out of 5 stars Combining Watercolor, Acrylic, Gouache, and Casein 18 July 2009
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A very nicely-produced book from Watson-Guptill.

The first edition of 1983: cloth over hardback boards with a sewn binding in dustcover. Heavy paper. Color and b&w illustrations throughout.

"Questions and Answers on Water Media," Index, Bibliography.
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