Watercolor Painting For Dummies by Colette Pitcher

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Have you ever been amazed by watercolor paintings that seem to spring to life before your eyes? Would you love to be able to paint with watercolors? Now, you can. Watercolor Painting For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to create breathtaking paintings so beautiful you won’t believe you made them yourself.

This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master the basics. Filled with full-color projects and sample paintings, it shows you how to work with color and texture, practice composition, and make smooth changes. You’ll find out how to select the best 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 paperMix colors and work with whiteCreate backgrounds and foregroundsTransfer your drawings to watercolorAvoid common watercolor mistakesExperiment with texture using salt, sponges, plastic wrap, and moreFind your way around the color wheelPractice the principles of designPlan compositions using thumbnailsWork with one-point, two-point, and three-point perspectivePaint fabrics, shiny surfaces, and organic texturesPaint landscapes, seascapes, animals and more

Complete with strategies for improving your painting immediately and marketing and selling your work, Watercolor Painting For Dummies, is the resource you need to make your creative dreams come true.


About Colette Pitcher

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Colette Pitcher is a painter and sculptor who exhibits her artwork throughout the country. She is the owner of the Showcase Art Center in Greeley, Colorado, where she offers adult instruction in numerous painting mediums. Pitcher is also the author of Watercolor Painting For Dummies and is a contributor to PaintWorks magazine.
Published March 16, 2011 by For Dummies. 324 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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