Watercolor Painting: A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium



The wonderful thing about a watercolor painting lies in its diaphanous layers, delicate strokes, and luminous washes. Then again, the very features that define The wonderful thing about 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 assist your practice evolve. 

Experienced teacher and acclaimed artist Tom Hoffmann offers a unique, inquiry-based approach that shows you easy methods to translate any subject into the language of watercolor. With Hoffmann as your guide, you’ll learn the important thing questions to ask yourself at each turn and time-tested methods that can assist you reach solutions.  

Hoffmann’s thorough explanations and step by step demonstrations delineate the process of composing a painting in watercolor, at the same time as art from more than thirty-five past and present masters, including John Singer Sargent, Ogden Pleissner, George Post, Emil Kosa, Jr., 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-necessary balance between restraint and risk-taking that each watercolorist seeks.
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