Creative Discoveries in Watermedia

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9780891348306: Creative Discoveries in Watermedia

In this book, Pat Dews encourages you to follow your own unique vision; at the same time, she offers practical step-by-step instruction to help you create well-designed finished abstract paintings. "Paint with joy" is her motto, and her philosophy is "You can do it." Look inside and see how to keep a positive, no-fear attitude; tips to cultivate ideas for paintings; how to create trees, rocks and water in a variety of ways; over thirty-two techniques to create patterns and textures - resists, collage, scraping, stencils, filtering and more; two full-length, step-by-step demonstrations of one photo reference interpreted by two artists; three full-length painting demonstrations beginning with a single reference, but ending quite differently; and art by guest artists Dorothy Skeados Ganek, Dean Mitchell, Robert Vickery, Pat Denman and Robert Sakson.

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Once the watercolorist gets past good early training in books like Mary Whyte's Watercolor for the Serious Beginner (Watson-Guptill, 1997), Dews's book will be a liberating experience. Dews takes watercolor, acrylic, gesso, and inks and goes creatively crazy. Using more than 32 techniques for creating patterns and textures, she demonstrates her unconventional style of rendering trees, rocks, and water into stunning abstract paintings. In one particularly good section, she begins with a single reference photo and creates three completely different works. Highly recommended.
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