The Watercolor Skies and Clouds

The Watercolor Skies and Clouds

Techniques of 23 International Artists

Book - 2004
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Combining the most popular medium--watercolor--with the most significant element of the landscape--the sky--this spectacular gallery of paintings will appeal to a variety of readers. It includes: * 23 start-to-finish, step-by-step demonstrations showcasing a spectrum of methods for painting emotive and moody skies * An eclectic mix of styles from household name artists * Insight into the way each artist's vision is translated onto the paper, for readers seeking to bring their own vision to light With chapters from artists in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada, this book provides the credibility and scope every painter seeks in a painting guide.

Publisher: Verdi, Nev. : International Artist, 2004
ISBN: 9781929834358
1929834357
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: International Artist

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Weyes2Wonder
Nov 15, 2017

I wish to paint a photo-realistic sky of 'storybook clouds' on my living-room ceiling.
Obviously, watercolor isn't exactly the medium of choice, for creating the wispy veils of Cirrus, Stratus and Cumulus........... on an INVERTED CANVAS!
There's an abundance of how-to's espousing quick & easy techniques, like sponge-painting, to render vague facsimiles of a skyscape.
However, did I mention I wanted mine to be photo-realistic?
That requires a tad more homework.
"The Watercolor Skies and Clouds" is a great tutorial for how to SEE the relationships between brushstrokes and the effects they can render, color transitions that imbue the impression of height, and proportions from a fixed viewpoint that give the perception of distant scope.
Thinking in terms of how various mediums are manipulated to achieve specific results....
is the first step to wielding their tools with skill.

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