Making Color Sing

Practical Lessons in Color and Design

Author: Jeanne Dobie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823031153

Category: Art

Page: 159

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Targeted at young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical skills and build a repertoire of subjects. Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw dozens of aliens with a comprehensive, step-by-step approach. His distinctive drawing method has proven to be successful for children and adults alike over the past 40 years and has shown artists, from the beginner to the advanced levels, how to draw everything from animals to airplanes. The revised Draw 50 series gives an old favourite a fresh, new look.

Making Color Sing

Author: Jeanne Dobie

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823029921

Category: Art

Page: 159

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In this innovative book, author and crafter Carolyn Dahl demonstrates how printing with a natural material--covering it with a medium and pressing it to a surface--allows artists to see and appreciate exquisite, often-overlooked details and make physical contact with the earth that sustains us. Natural Impressions begins with practical guidance on collecting materials and objects, along with basic instructions for making a successful nature print. Divided into three sections--leaves, flowers, and fish--the book clearly demonstrates a variety of techniques using an array of mediums; for example, paints/pigments, bleach, collage, markers, textile paints, and even rubber stamps. Plus, a special section details how nature prints can meet today's technology with photocopying and computer manipulation.

Color Choices

Making Color Sense Out of Color Theory

Author: Stephen Quiller

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823006977

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Discusses color relationships and the color wheel, tells how to develop color schemes, and shows a variety of paintings

Transparent Watercolor Wheel

Author: Jim Kosvanec

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823054374

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Featuring a detachable fold-out color wheel and clear guidelines, this unique book takes the guesswork out of mixing clean watercolors, with a detailed explanation of how color groups interact, abundant examples, step-by-step exercises, and analysis of work by several outstanding watercolorists. 188 color illustrations.

Watermedia Painting with Stephen Quiller

The Complete Guide to Working with Watercolor, Acrylic, Gouache, and Casein

Author: Stephen Quiller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Screen printing. What is it, anyway? Every craft fair features silk-screened T-shirts, totes, jackets, linens, emblazoned with cool artwork and clever sayings. But... How did those images get there? And, more importantly, how can you create great items like those? Here's how! Screen Your Stuff is a fun, easy-on-the-eyes introduction to screen printing. Anyone can do it, honest! Authors Marion Lévy and Véronique Georgelin, co-creators of the maisongeorgette line of printed linens, offer materials lists, recipes for mixing paint colours, step-by-steps for creating stencils and a calm, reassuring tone. There are even design templates to photocopy and use! Yes! Get out those plain shirts, those plain sheets, those plain totes... And turn them into something great. All you need is a little help from Screen Your Stuff!

How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself

Experimental Techniques for Achieving Realistic Effects

Author: Nita Engle

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823057085

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Offers exercises that demonstrate different and unusual ways of manipulating watercolors to achieve unique effects, and includes step-by-step projects that combine spontaneity and control to present realistic landscape paintings

Colorstrology

What Your Birthday Color Says about You

Author: Michele Bernhardt

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594740251

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

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Four out of 10 North Americans read their horoscope daily, 10 out of 10 have a birthday, and almost all of them see the world in living colour.Colorstrology, already with a highly successful website at colorstrology.com, infuses elements of astrology and numerology with the spirituality of colour to create a colour profile for every day of the year. Cleverly packaged with 32 pages of perforated colour chips, this new genre of metaphysical fun will bridge the consumer gap between the house-proud urbanite and the barefoot spiritualist.Colorstrology, the company, is rolling out an entire line of branded products, from cosmetics and jewellery to cards and flowers, but this is the only comprehensive book available by the author who New York magazine calls a "must-see phenomenon."

Painting Light and Shadow in Watercolor

Author: William B. Lawrence

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9780891345770

Category: Art

Page: 133

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It takes more than copying what you see to create powerful, eye-catching paintings. This illustrated guide reveals the secrets to creating artwork, starting with simplifying the subject into a few large shapes of light and dark before concentrating on details.

Creating Textures in Watercolor

Author: Cathy Johnson

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581804546

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Silken strands of hair. Water tumbling over rocks. Blinding reflections in glass or metal. Cathy Johnson shows you how to create realistic textures like these and make your watercolor paintings come alive. You'll find practical, easy-to-follow guidelines inside for creating 83 wonderful textures for fruits, vegetables, hair, glass, metal, fabric, flowers, fur, skin and much, much more. Johnson's beautiful watercolor sketches - complete with helpful captions - demonstrate each of these techniques and their many variations. You'll learn how to accurately recreate any texture you see and create lovely watercolor paintings that almost seem to breathe. Cathy Johnson's expertise will show you how to expand your own artistic vision and discover a world of textures - a world you can capture with your brush.

Watercolor

Simple, Fast and Focused

Author: Mel Stabin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823057061

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Teaches three main concepts of watercolor painting--simplicity, clarity, and timing

Watercolor from the Heart

Techniques for Painting the Essence of Nature

Author: Barbara Nechis

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823016242

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Nechis encourages experimentation with watercolors, stressing that artists who take risks develop faster than those who abide by the rules. After presenting traditional methods, Nechis shows how to play with them and how the natural environment inspires new ways of seeing and painting. 175 full-color illus.

Watercolor Artist's Guide to Exceptional Color

Author: Jan Hart

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781600580529

Category: Art

Page: 128

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There are hundreds of watercolor paints on the market, with widely varying characteristics, appearances, and names. This easy-to-use book cuts through the confusion. In this informative, 128-page book, author Jan Hart covers pigment properties while providing helpful information on combining colors on the palette for optimal effect. The full-color book features an array of step-by-step painting demonstrations and a must-have glossary of pigment equivalencies for the most popular paint manufacturers.

Confident Color

An Artist's Guide To Harmony, Contrast And Unity

Author: Nita Leland

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Learn how to use color in your own unique and expressive way! Color is what you make it: sensitive, explosive, dreamlike, atmospheric, somber, cheerful. Nita Leland brings logic and intuition together to create a foundation for color selections that allow you to be more inventive, break out of old habits and experiment with new colors. Her approach eliminates time-wasting trial and error while giving you the freedom to use color in personal, meaningful and exciting ways. Features: Artwork from more than 50 contributing artists that illustrates many personal approaches to color 85 "Try It" activities that will help to develop your awareness of the colors and combinations that resonate with you Step-by-step demonstrations that show how 7 different artists choose palettes and make color decisions as they paint a range of subjects Learn to use harmonious color schemes, dynamic contrasts and compatible colors to say what you want in your art. With engaging instruction, as well as art and lessons and applicable to any medium, this book will show you how to take your work to the next level.

Color and Light for the Watercolor Painter

How to Get the Effects You Want Every Time

Author: Christopher Schink

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823006861

Category: Art

Page: 144

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This is a guide for painters using watercolours, with advice on achieving the light and colour effects desired

Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting

Author: Edgar A. Whitney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134482

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Brilliant guide by renowned artist tells all, from basics to creating masterful landscapes, portraits, and figures. Full-color sections follow evolution of seven of the author's own watercolors. 37 color and over 100 black-and-white illustrations.

Painting Spectacular Light Effects in Watercolor

Author: Paul Jackson

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581805895

Category: Art

Page: 144

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From soft, atmospheric effects to powerful images, this guide provides artists with the insight and instruction they need to illuminate their paintings with the magic of light. Utilizing 7 complete painting demonstrations, artists will learn how light behaves, where and how to find the best light, and how to use the personality of light to express the feeling and character of a subject. In-depth guidance features specific instruction for capturing light effects on glass, metal, water, landscapes and architecture-and also offers methods for experimenting with candlelight, shadows and more.

Color Theory Made Easy

A New Approach to Color Theory and how to Apply it to Mixing Paints

Author: Jim Ames

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823007547

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Argues that the reason artists have difficulty with color is because the accepted primary color scheme is wrong and suggests an alternative approach using cyan, magenta, and yellow.

Painter's Guide to Color

Author: Stephen Quiller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823039135

Category: Art

Page: 144

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An updated, bound-in but conveniently removable color wheel comes with this all-inclusive reference offering the latest word on the latest paint formulations available to serve artists working in any paint medium. Opening with an analysis of the painter's ideal palette and how it is organized with primary, secondary, and intermediate hues, the guide then explores value and intensity, complementary and analogous colors, the ways in which color can be used to evoke moods, express atmospheric conditions, and other essentials relating to color choice and usage. A range of master colorists' work is also included. "The 144-page book focuses on the intricacies of value and intensity, color relationships, color for mood, and using the color palette while painting on location. The book features a gatefold 'Quiller Color Wheel' that is a most useful painting tool."-Center Post Dispatch, April 5, 2000 "Watercolorist Stephen Quiller has devoted decades to exploring color relationships, color mixing and expression. His observations not only help artists paint stronger works, but assist collectors in viewing color as a part of the artwork."-Wild Life Art, June 1998