Color Harmonies: Paint Watercolors Filled with Light

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North Light Books, Jun 2, 2010 - Art - 128 pages
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Simple secrets for colors that sing

Don't settle for colors that just sit there. Inspired by the work of the great Impressionists, Color Harmonies shows you how to use analogous colors (colors next to each other on the color wheel) and their complements to achieve lively, glowing effects. By keeping palette-mixing to a minimum, placing pure color notes side by side, and applying other simple but powerful color tricks, you'll create sparkling passages of color that attract your viewer's eye, engage the imagination, and make your paintings shine. 5 demonstrations illustrate the step-by-step creation of stunning light-filled paintings. Includes expert instruction on drawing and composition, techniques for adding texture and interest, making the most of light and shadow, and more. Richly illustrated with gorgeous landscape, flower and figure paintings. Brimming with 30 years' worth of instruction by a veteran workshop teacher, Color Harmonies offers a strong foundation for artists just starting out in watercolor, as well as groundbreaking advice for advanced artists in search of more effective and personal approaches to color and light.

 

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Contents

Preface
9
Introduction
11
Materials for Getting Started
13
Techniques to Enhance Your Art
19
Drawing Composition
39
Creating Harmony with Color
69
Creating Dynamic Paintings
91
Conclusion
111
Gallery
112
Index
126
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Rose Edin has been teaching many art workshops every year for over 30 years. She is the co-owner of Art Adventures, conducting and teaching watercolor workshops around the world with photographer husband Stan Edin. Rose has a number of books published and she holds signature membership in the National Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

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