Drawing and using watercolors is fun and exciting. There are many tips and tricks that you can use to achieve the painting of your dreams. If you want to learn the best way to use colors or how to paint to give your finished product depth, then you should read Practical Landscape and Painting Portfolio: Expressive Painting.
Practical Landscape Painting
Watercolor is such a rewarding medium for the artist that its well worth mastering it offers both portability and gorgeous, rich, mutable colors. This is the perfect introduction for anyone who has thought about painting in watercolor but isn’t sure where to start. Unintimidating and accessible, it will help you to get the pictures in your head onto the page without losing anything in the translation. Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages ISBN: 9781782402800 Illustrations: 200 full colour illustrations Size: 6.89 in x 6.89 in / 175 mm x 175 mm Published: September 1, 2015.
Portfolio: Expressive Painting
The next book in Walter Foster Publishing’s popular Portfolio series, Expressive Painting is the ultimate beginner’s guide to watercolor painting using dynamic, vibrant colors. Following the same clean, contemporary, easy-to-read, and easy-to-follow layout and design of the other books in the series, Expressive Painting gives beginning and aspiring artists the information they need to paint colorful watercolors that convey mood and emotion on canvas. The book covers essential painting topics, including color theory, color mixing, selecting color schemes, and working with tools and materials, as well as watercolor painting techniques, such as painting wet-into-wet and wet-on-dry. Helpful tips are called out throughout the book for easy comprehension and reference, while step-by-step projects build on the featured techniques, allowing artists to practice making their own dynamic, colorful watercolor paintings. Beginning and aspiring artists will learn all they need to know to start creating watercolor art that’s full of color and emotion.
The pages in both of these books are full of beautiful colors. I learned a lot of things including how to choose paint brushes, the proper pencil to draw with, using mediums like tissue paper and sponges. I also learned that it is important to understand the history of different time periods in order to draw landscapes according to what was available during that time. It is the small things that can make such an impact in your final painting. Everything thing that you draw should be cohesive from the colors, to the focal point, and to the finishing touches.