Mastering the Watercolor Wash

Mastering the Watercolor Wash

Book - 2002
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In watercolor paintings it is the masterful use of washes that creates depth, spontaneity and atmosphere. In Mastering the Watercolor Wash, Joe Garcia provides clear, simple step-by-step instructions that teach the four basic washes: flat, gradated, wet-into-wet and streaked. Painters will find plenty of guidelines and 33 demonstrations that combine these techniques to create light and shadow effects, as well as a variety of textures for popular subjects including rocks, clouds and sand.They'll also learn how to develop unique textures and special effects using salt, a palette knife, masking fluid, sponges, dry brushes, spattering and lifting techniques.Joe Garcia's work has been published in Wildlife Art, Watercolor Magic, Art of the American West, Best of Wildlife 2 and Splash 3. It has also been featured in the prestigious Birds in Art annual exhibit. Joe teaches workshops in watercolor and nature painting. He lives in Julian, California.
Publisher: Cincinnati : North Light Books, c2002
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781581801675
Branch Call Number: 751.422 Gar
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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Jan 15, 2015

The examples in the book each have a list of materials of which appear to be exactly the same list! And for each example there is no mention of which brush was used. The instructions are very good and I like that each finished painting in the book tells you what size & type of paper was used.

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