How to Paint Watercolor Landscapes
From Photograph to Sketch to your Very Own Masterpiece in Six Easy StepsBook - 2006
How many times have we said of a beautiful outdoor setting, Pretty as a picture. It could be a painting. For the painter in us all, those photos are the key to inspired art, and How to Paint Watercolor Landscapes shows us how, This beautiful artist's guide, lushly illustrated with over 250 professional full-color landscape photos and instructional illustrations, explains how to turn cherished outdoor photos into stunning watercolor landscape paintings at your leisure and without ever leaving your home. From dramatic seascapes to majestic forests, breathtaking skylines to the quiet meadows, nearly every kind of setting is included in this amazing book. Detailed, step-by-step instructions, each illustrated with expert photographs, explain everything you need to know to create a wonderful work of watercolor art: selection and preparation of surface; sketching; choosing the paint, mixing the colors, then applying them for texture and tone--it's all here. Novice or experienced painters alike can practice with the exquisite photos presented in the book or simply prop up their own photograph and begin to work. It's that simple. Don't just tuck your outdoor photos away in an album--bring them to life in vivid watercolor in the comfort of your home with How to Paint Watercolor Landscapes.