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Paint Watercolors Filled with Life and Energy
Through the step-by-step "Westerman No-Fault Painting System", artists will learn how to loosen up, take risks with their strokes, and avoid their worst enemy -- timidity.
Hardcover, 135 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Northlight
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Full disclosure: I picked this up for a dollar at the Burbank Library sale, in spite of the painting on the cover. When Mr. Westerman does "commercial art" type illustration, he brings some freshness and pizzazz to his images. His illustrations of tailors and people at work are handsome images. Some of his work evokes Albert Parker. His other work has a style that is splashy and too facile with color choices that grate my teeth. That being said, there is some useful information in this book. I e ...more
This book gets 5 stars in part because Arne is such a memorable instructor. I feel that between my 2 Westerman books and the workshop I took years ago, Arne has consistently conveyed humor and levity to the pursuit of classical painting. At the same time, he teaches important elements of design and value. A wonderful teacher.