Lessons From A Lifetime of Watercolor PaintingBook - 2007
The Watercolor Guide You'll Turn to Again and Again
Step inside the studio of a master painter for a one-on-one watercolor workshop. Lessons from a Lifetime of Watercolor Painting brings together the time-tested tips, tricks and techniques one can only gain from years of artistic achievement. A professional artist and teacher for more than 50 years, Donald Voorhees shares his unique mastery of this versatile medium in clear, step-by-step instruction you can easily apply to your own work.
Designed to be a mainstay in your watercolor resource library, this easy-to-reference guide covers everything you need:Choose the right materials Shoot and collect good reference photos Select the best subjects for great paintings Arrange strong compositions Master basic techniques, including wet-on-dry, wet-into-wet and dry brush Learn how to mask, lift out color and use salt to create texture Fix mistakes quickly
Techniques for painting your favorite subjects:Water and shores Skies from sunrise to sunset Flowers, trees and grass Snow and wintry landscapes People in all kinds of settings Houses and buildings
Twenty step-by-step demonstrations visually guide you through every technique, and tips sprinkled throughout the book help you quickly pinpoint the information you're looking for. Voorhees also includes advice on selling your work, and he features the experiences of other artists to give you additional perspectives on this challenging medium.
You can read this book from cover to cover, or refer to it when you're faced with a painting dilemma. Either way, Lessons from a Lifetime of Watercolor Painting is a book you'll use again and again during your lifetime as a watercolor artist.