Watercolor Unleashed by Julie Gilbert Pollard

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Discover fresh, forgiving techniques that promise less frustration and juicier results!

Julie Gilbert Pollard subscribes to the "whatever works" school of painting. Not bound by tradition, she shows you how to unleash your watercolors for exciting and expressive results...and have lots of fun doing it! See how a few simple steps at the beginning can preserve the lights, lock in the darks, and allow you greater freedom to let your watercolor do what it does best: move and flow wet-into-wet, creating luminous layers of depth and vitality.

Inside you'll find: 9 step-by-step painting demonstrations, plus many more quick lessons illustrating basic techniques. How to paint water, rocks, trees and other landscape elements in a lively manner. Easy techniques for making your paintings pop, including tips for successful spattering. How to combine a representational painting style with abstract acrylic underpaintings for unique and lively results. This book is all about painting boldly, embracing the medium's unpredictable nature, and achieving a loose, painterly quality. It's ideal for the beginner trying to get off on the right foot, as well as the intermediate artist looking for ways to "freshen up" their approach.

 

About Julie Gilbert Pollard

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Phoenix artist Julie Gilbert Pollard has taught classes since 1985, and currently teaches at the Scottsdale Artists' School, Shemer Art Center and Cynthia's Art Asylum in the greater Phoenix area, as well as the Highland Valley Studios in California, Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation in Wisconsin and La Romita School of Art in Umbria, Italy. Julie is a signature member of the San Diego Watercolor Society. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections and she is represented in Arizona by Esprit Decor Gallery in Phoenix and Windrush Gallery in Sedona. Julie is the author of Brilliant Color (North Light Books, 2009) and has been featured in The Artist's Magazine (May 2010) and 100 Ways to Paint Landscapes (International Artist, 2004). She recently filmed two watercolor DVDs for ArtistsNetwork.tv (2011). Visit her website at www.JulieGilbertPollard.com.
 
Published March 8, 2013 by North Light Books. 367 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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