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The Watercolor Artist's Guide to Color
  • Publisher: David & Charles
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 August 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781446313473
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 210x273 mm
  • Illustrations: 256
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £16.99

The Watercolor Artist's Guide to Color


A visual guide to choosing and using color to bring your paintings to life by Richard Taylor (Author)

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Book Description

Embark on a voyage of discovery into the world of colour with this comprehensive visual reference guide from renowned watercolour artist and art teacher Richard Taylor.

Open the door to the world of watercolour paints, exploring their properties, colour combinations and transformative potential, injecting vibrancy and life into your paintings.

For those with some watercolour experience, the struggle to prevent your paintings becoming dull, flat and lifeless is all too familiar. The purpose of this book is to help you move on from this frequent impasse, inspiring you to explore colour for yourself using the vibrant, vivid and inspirational paintings, illustrations and diagrams as your constant guide.

Designed for effortless learning by a highly experienced artist and art teacher, this resourceful guide presents theory and techniques at a glance. Every page bursts with inspirational images and enthusiastic encouragement for the reader to take on the mantle of creator of their own colour mixes.

The recurring theme throughout this book is learning exactly how different paints and colours work together and how this knowledge can be used to transform your own paintings. Immerse yourself in the world of complementary colours, shadows and analogous mixes, taking your personal palette to new horizons. Learn about the delicate balance between warm and cool colours while harnessing the dynamics of yellows and purples side by side in your own paintings.

With Richard Taylor as your guide, venture into schemes for colour mixing, grasping exactly how touches of light and shadow can play upon your paper. Unleash the power of contrasts, breathing life into your subjects while embracing a simplicity of approach and the courage of taking a few chances.

Whether you are an aspiring artist or seasoned watercolour painter, this guide ensures that you will unlock the full potential through the most exciting medium of colour.

PLEASE NOTE: The paints used in this book are Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour paints. Other brands can be used but the exact pigments, and therefore the results of mixes, may not be the same.

About the Author

About Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a well-known artist and author who specializes in watercolour painting techniques. He demonstrates and teaches widely, has written a number of practical art books, and is an established contributor to the leisure painting press. Richard is a member of the Society of Architectural Illustrators and his work has been exhibited in galleries throughout Britain, including the Mall Galleries, London.

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