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Mastering Atmosphere & Mood in Watercolor: The Critical Ingredients That Turn Paintings Into Art

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As Joseph Zbukvic explains, in order to set the mood in a composition, artists need to set their clocks - their watercolour clocks, that is. The watercolour clock is a simple, but ingenious teaching device Zbukvic created to show artists how to manipulate watercolor materials for dazzling, atmospheric effects. The clock accompanies every visual example in this book, helpin ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published June 8th 2005 by International Artist Publishing (first published July 2002)
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Antonia
Jan 12, 2017 Antonia rated it it was amazing
I have read a few books on watercolour, but this one is the best so far. Joseph Zbukvic uses "the watercolour clock" to explain the right time to apply paint on paper in order to achieve certain effects. Some on the best advice is this:
"Soft uncontrolled edges mean painting into WET.
Soft controlled edges are painted into MOIST.
Broken edges are achieved during the DAMP stage.
Harder, crisp edges are painted on DRY paper."
I think the suggestions in this book are suitable mostly for intermediate and
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Cheryl
Oct 18, 2008 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
Zbukvic is a rising star in the world of watercolor. His art is magnificent! The cost of this book is worth it if it were only to have a coffee table collection of his art. However, I found this book to be extremely well-written and effective instructionally. The main thrust of the book is to examine the variances in watercolor application as it relates to the degrees of paper wetness and paint dilution. Using practical terms that demonstrate those consistencies, Zbukvic systematically instructs ...more
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Jul 26, 2010 Marc rated it it was amazing
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VERY informative. This is not just an 'inspiration' art book, it's a very practical hands on book that will really help anyone in their first few years of watercolor.
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Best watercolor book I've ever read. I love Joseph zbukvic!
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