Techniques for the Absolute BeginnerBook - 2007
These superbly constructed exercises, step-by-step demonstrations, and critiques will prepare aspiring watercolorists--even absolute beginners--for a lifetime of artistic enjoyment. Conversational in style and thoroughly illustrated, this entertaining volume is the culmination of author Jeanette Robertson's 12 years of teaching, and it's designed to be just like her classroom sessions. Readers will feel she's right there beside them, offering expert advice on selecting budget-friendly supplies; getting them started, brush stroke by brush stroke; helping them build a solid technical foundation; and providing simple solutions to understanding perspective and color values. Individual chapters focus on painting skies, creating still lifes, and working on location. Additionally, Robertson presents a selection of her own paintings, with commentary on why and how she created them.