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Watercolor Painting For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05200-6
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324 pages
March 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Your Feet (And Brushes) Wet 7

Chapter 1: Watercolor Is Wonderful! 9

Chapter 2: Preparing to Paint 19

Chapter 3: When the Paint Hits the Paper 37

Chapter 4: Techniques and Tricks to Keep Up Your Sleeve 61

Part II: Developing a Solid Foundation 83

Chapter 5: Working with Color 85

Chapter 6: Practicing the Principlesof Design 101

Chapter 7: Composition: Putting It All Together 119

Chapter 8: Draw, Drawing, Drawn to Watercolor 135

Part III: Painting Projects Aplenty 157

Chapter 9: Giving Life to Still Life 159

Chapter 10: Staying Grounded with Landscapes 189

Chapter 11: Dipping into Seascapes 217

Chapter 12: Answering the Call of the Animal Kingdom 239

Chapter 13: More Fun Projects 255

Part IV: The Part of Tens 271

Chapter 14: Ten Quick Ways to Improve Your Art 273

Chapter 15: Ten (Plus One) Tips for Marketing Your Art 277

Index 283

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