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Keeping a Watercolor SketchBook

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ISBN-10: 1560108991

ISBN-13: 9781560108993

Edition: 2005

Authors: Brenda Swenson, Brenda Swenson

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Description:

A sketchbook is the perfect place to gather and record observations, whether your intent is to complete a quick watercolor sketch or prepare for a larger studio painting. In this book, watercolor artist Brenda Swenson explores the many wonderful possibilities that an artist's sketchbook has to offer-from practice pad to travel journal. You'll not only discover how to get the most out of your own personal sketchbook, you'll also learn essential art theory and techniques, including composition, perspective, color mixing, and much more! Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction: Using the Sketchbook As an Artist's Tool
Selecting Tools and Materials
Understanding Color
Developing a "Seeing" Eye
Assessing the Right Approach
Deciding on a Composition
Increasing Color Awareness
Sketching Indoors
Sketching on Location
Journaling
Recording Your Travel Memories
Journaling About Everyday Life
Learning from Sketching
Exploring Light and Shadow
Focusing on Perspective
Creating Space and Distance
Painting White Objects
Working on Tinted Paper
Producing a Painting from a Sketch
Conclusion