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Watercolor Painting A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium

ISBN-10: 0823006735
ISBN-13: 9780823006731
Edition: 2012
Authors: Tom Hoffmann
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Description: The beauty of a watercolor painting lies in its diaphanous layers, delicate strokes, and luminous washes. However, the very features that define the beauty of the medium can make it difficult to master. This complete guide to understanding the  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 9.75" wide x 12.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.256
Language: English

The beauty of a watercolor painting lies in its diaphanous layers, delicate strokes, and luminous washes. However, the very features that define the beauty of the medium can make it difficult to master. This complete guide to understanding the relationships between color, value, wetness, and composition unravels the mysteries of watercolor to help your practice evolve. Experienced teacher and acclaimed artist Tom Hoffmann offers a unique, inquiry-based approach that shows you how to translate any subject into the language of watercolor. With Hoffmann as your guide, you’ll learn the key questions to ask yourself at every turn and time-tested methods to help you reach solutions.  Hoffmann’s thorough explanations and step-by-step demonstrations delineate the process of composing a painting in watercolor, while art from more than thirty-five past and present masters, including John Singer Sargent, Ogden Pleissner, George Post, Emil Kosa, Jr., George Post, Mary Whyte, Trevor Chamberlain, Lars Lerin, Torgeir Schjølberg, Piet Lap, Leslie Frontz, and Alvaro Castagnet serve to illustrate and inspire. Whether you’re a serious beginner or a seasoned practitioner, this book will guide you toward the all-important balance between restraint and risk-taking that every watercolorist seeks. 

TOM HOFFMANN is a practicing artist and teacher who has been dedicated to the watercolor medium for more than 30 years. He received his BFA from Amherst College and an MA-Art Education from the University of London. His paintings have been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Frye Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, The Copley Society of Boston, and the Armory at Park Avenue in New York City. Tom is currently teaching three levels of watercolor classes at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. Author Residence: Seattle, Washington

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