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Title:
Watercolour problems and solutions : a trouble-shooting handbook
Author:
Friend, Trudy.
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Publication Information:
Newton Abbot : David & Charles, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780715313060

9780715314579
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Book

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Takes a practical, problem-and-solution approach to painting a range of popular subjects, showing common mistakes and how to rectify them. This guide begins with examples and exercises before moving the reader on to the eight themed sections designed to help them in their specific area of interest.


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Library Journal Review

This is a good book on how to paint but an even better book on how not to paint. Based on the author's popular "Problems and Solutions" series in Leisure Painter magazine, this volume clearly and systematically teaches the fine details of watercolor-how light reflects on green glass, how a curved copper surface reflects and distorts the room around it, and the myriad details of painting foliage, flowers, animals, and buildings. Most demonstrations begin with an extremely useful illustration of everything that can go wrong in a painting: for instance, an image of an old car in the weeds suffers from poorly mixed colors, its bumpers and headlights are out of perspective, and misused negative shapes make the car's grill look flat. This is a highly recommended supplement to, though not a replacement for, Zoltan Szabo's 70 Favorite Watercolor Techniques. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.