Tuesday, October 20, 2015

fall colors

was missing the autumn colors which haven't yet arrived in brooklyn....so i made my own!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

some shots from the roof

watercolor sketches

still life with blue bottle 

:take your place in the great mandala....

self portrait with chins

a body of water

still life with ceramic cat

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

book reviewThe Watercolor Course You've Always Wanted, Guided Lessons for Beginners and Experienced Artists

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As a long time watercolor painter, I was curious about this book..The Watercolor Course You've Always Wanted... Guided Lessons for Beginners and Experienced Artists, written and illustrated by Leslie Frontz.  Many times books of this nature tend to be overly simple or so  advanced only a select few will relate.  This is not the case with this book. the text is straight forward and concise and well presented. Almost every page of this volume is illustrated, either by the author or a host of other watercolor artists.

The book opens with lists of supplies necessary to begin painting;styles of brushes, paper weights and colors.  It continues to instruct the artist in surface preparation and the benefits of a limited palette.   The first few chapters would be most beneficial to a novice.

Each lessons contains specific, step by step instructions and introduces a new concept...value, color, line and texture.  The understanding of these concepts is fundamental to creating an effective watercolor painting.

The Watercolor Course You've Always Wanted emphasizes the fluidity and grace of watercolor. I would highly reccomend this book to anyone who has ever wished to master this art form, especially to beginners.

ps   it made me want to paint!!

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."