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Watercolor : a new beginning : a holistic approach to painting
Lindsay, Ann K. (Ann Kristin), 1948-
Publication Information:
New York : Watson-Guptill, 1998.
Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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Central Library ND2420 .L557 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Aimed at newcomers to the medium, this book takes a free approach to watercolour painting, letting readers explore at their own pace. By not stressing the technical aspects of the medium, the author guides beginners in learning the language of colour and imagery in their own way.

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Library Journal Review

Lindsay's approach to teaching watercolor emerges from somewhere between the traditional art world and the deep, mystic spaces of the self. In her words, "Watercolor likes to be danced with, not controlled." Relearn the playfulness of childhood, she argues; abandon the constant worry of whether the work is "good" or done the "right" way. If you concentrate on the processÄthe experience of paintingÄquality will emerge on its own. There are several fine books on watercolor from the rational school, like Jack Reid's Watercolor Basics: Let's Get Started (LJ 12/98). Lindsay's unique work will strike a chord with many beginning artists who respond to a more personal, even spiritual tone. So handsomely designed that it's hard to resist leafing through it, this holistic tome is highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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