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The one-hour watercolorist
Seslar, Patrick, 1947-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
125 pages, 3 unnumbered pages ; illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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ND2420 .S47 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
ND2420 .S47 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
ND2420 .S47 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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No matter how little free time artists have available for painting, this book gives them the confidence and skill they need to make the most of every second. They'll learn a variety of timesaving techniques, including how to:* build an idea file, use reference photos, and play "what if?" to stimulate creative juices* turn rough ideas into great compositions quickly by using rapid sketching techniques, working from photographs and using their home computer* master essential painting techniques that will help them get the most out of every painting session* plan work in advance to make the most of their timeReaders will soon be able to create simple finished paintings within sixty minutes and attack larger and more complex images by breaking them down into a series of "bite-sized" one-hour sessions.* 12 step-by-step demos make learning easy and fun* This unique concept hits directly on a consumer need for timesaving techniques* Contains clear, insightful instruction by a variety of North Light style artistsPatrick Seslar has served as a contributing editor for the Artist's Magazine for over fifteen years. He is the author of Wildlife Painting Step by Step and Watercolor Basics: Painting From Photographs and has written over one hundred articles on art technique and art marketing for national magazines. He lives in La Jolla, California and in Sebring Florida.

Author Notes

Patrick Seslar has served as a contributing editor for The Artist's Magazine for over fifteen years

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Chapter 1 Getting Startedp. 9
Chapter 2 Timesaving Techniquesp. 27
Chapter 3 Step-by-Step Demonstrationsp. 57
Demonstration 1 Winter Maple by Pamela Jo Ellis Small Scale, Big Impactp. 58
Demonstration 2 Crystal Bird by Susanna Spann The Whole Is the Sum of the Partsp. 62
Demonstration 3 Best Friends by Harry Thompson Paint Your Own Backyardp. 65
Demonstration 4 Cassandra by Janet Rogers Divide and Conquerp. 69
Demonstration 5 Banana Blossom by Carmen Lagos Creating Large and Small Wonders With One Brushp. 75
Demonstration 6 Waiting for the Tide by Robert O'Connor Use a Limited Palette to Save Timep. 79
Demonstration 7 Koi Pond Trio by Tracy Reid Learn to Play "What If?"p. 84
Demonstration 8 St. Martin Beach by Steve Rogers Build an Idea Filep. 90
Demonstration 9 White Amaryllis by David Maddern Create Great Compositions Quicklyp. 96
Demonstration 10 Ponderossa Lemons by Gustavo Castillo Use Rapid Sketching to Play "What If?"p. 99
Demonstration 11 Chinese Bottle by Patrick Seslar Masking with Liquid Masking Fluid and Tapep. 106
Demonstration 12 Cat Nap by Luke Buck How Many Colors and Brushes Are Enough?p. 111
Contributing Artistsp. 115
Indexp. 126