Ten projects with step by step instructions follow a general guide to watercolor techniques....
|Title||:||Step-By-Step Guide to Painting Realistic Watercolors|
|Publisher||:||North Light Books 1st edition March 1, 1997|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
|File Size||:||696 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Step-By-Step Guide to Painting Realistic Watercolors Reviews
This will be a very helpful step by step guide to use in my watercolor class. Although the work may look too complex for beginners I'm sure the students will be able to do the work if they practice the basics and follow along with instruction. Those working on their own will be surprised how easy it can be if you take the time to practice and allow your self room to explore and grow.
Though I generally like to paint in a much looser, free-stroke style, this book really challenged me to try my hand at Realism in watercolor. The techniques are invaluable regardless of what style one uses, "more tools in the tool box", even if I never find the patience or attention span to complete a large painting in this style;)
Dawn McLeod Heim is a wonderful artist who is also an excellent teacher. She clearly lays out how to explore basic techniques and gives gorgeous painting projects that are so much fun to do. Some teachers use esoteric language and are better watched than read - Ms. Heim has put together a book that is beautiful to look at, easy to understand and loaded with must haves for the beginning watercolor artist.
This author is not only an artist, but more importantly a WRITER and a TEACHER! She assumes no knowledge on the part of her reader, to make sure that her instructions cannot be misunderstood. It's possibly the most readable art instruction book I've ever owned. I sit and enjoy it like a novel. The descriptions and illustrations are so thoroughly detailed, orderly and accurate, that I feel like I'm there doing it. I haven't even tried any of them yet, but I'm so impressed with the writing of the book, I must commend the author on THAT! Also, the subjects chosen as paintings to demontrate may very possibly be the most appealing examples of beautiful watercolors at their finest that I've ever seen in a book like this. They make me WANT to learn the medium! Unlike other books, where I may buy it, only for one or two pictures in it that I'd like to paint...this book is loaded with pictures that I want to paint ALL OF! I've gone through every page of the book, to check the paint color list of each painting, and have already ordered them, exactly as described and recommended. I can't wait to get my art studio properly lit, and my paper ordered to produce the paintings that are in this book! I can't even pick a favorite!
Pretty good book. Maybe it's just me but the one thing that I have a problem with is how she assigns letters to colors so you have to keep looking back at the page that has that information on it in order to do a painting. Other than that, it's pretty easy to follow.
exelent book great site
I specifically ordered this book to learn how to paint watercolor. This is the best written book that I have ever found for an instruction manual. The examples are clear, materials are specific, and technique is extremely well written. I have never seen a more precise layout for a painting manual. The pictures are traceble so that artists can begin right away with good watercolor methods!! The way this book is formulated, beginners, intermediates, and pros can find informative material to perfect their painting methods. For me personally as an acrylic painter, I have learned valuable information on a new media.
my book came in quite banged up but I really like the book