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Watercolor basics. Light
Morris, Judy, 1944-
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Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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ND2420 .M64 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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This book provides everything beginning painters need to know in order to use light to get attention with their paintings, to set the mood and to express the time of day. They'll find invaluable advice on tools and materials as well as general information on how and why to use light in your paintings. Then readers will learn the important basics about knowing their light source and some practical techniques for painting both lights and darks. Finally, Morris shows them some simple ways to use light to set the mood for their paintings and a variety of problem-solving techniques. The perfect book for beginning artists trying to master the difficult skill of manipulating light, this is the latest volume in the highly successful Watercolor Basics painting series.

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Library Journal Review

Watercolor has a unique ability to capture the subtlety, brilliance, and mystery of light. Morris has been an art teacher for 30 years, and her passion for watercolor comes through in her engaging style. She teaches the beginner to observe light and capture it through haze, fog, mist, and clouds. The interior light of lamps and candles is given special treatment. Morris offers a firm grounding in the importance of color theory, particularly the transparent and staining qualities of the paint. This is the best such book yet for the beginner. For more advanced artists, add Rachel Rubin Wolf!s Splash 4: The Splendor of Light (LJ 11/15/96), which comprises examples of light-filled paintings by 109 artists. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
1 Getting Startedp. 10
2 Attracting Attention With Lightp. 26
3 Making and Keeping Lights and Darksp. 40
4 Getting to Know Your Light Sourcep. 56
5 Light Sets the Moodp. 86
Galleryp. 120
Conclusionp. 124
Indexp. 126