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Solving The Mystery Of Watercolor

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Each lesson in this "watercolor-course-in-a-book" builds the skills needed to produce beautiful finished paintings. With an entertaining and highly accessible style, Ron Ranson and David Taylor detail all the important techniques. They cover materials, composition, light and shade, lost and found edges, color, spontaneity and movement.Solving the Mystery of Watercolor also ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by International Artist Publishing
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Mary Manahan
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
BEST book on watercolor I have ever read. David Taylor is a master. This book is a treasure trove of information on his loose, almost abstract style. SOOO inspirational. Bought it used because it is so expensive and can't even part with it to return....a page has been cut out!!!!! But it is about mixing good grays, and I can figure that out based on his limited palette, which is now mine. (For at least a week, anyway). This guy is now my favorite watercolor artist.
James Morrison
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Solving the Mystery of Watercolor by David Taylor and Ron Ranson

There are many books on the subject of watercolor painting. I own quite a few. I found this one to be extraordinary for a number of reasons. It is essentially a how-to book on how to paint impressionistic watercolor paintings. The illustrations in the book are no less than amazing whether you admire this particular style or not. You should be aware, as they say on p. 11 that this book is not intended for the beginner and that you
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Mia
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful art book, both art show and tutorial! Very useful tips for all water colourists who want to loosen up...now I only have to get to practice what I learned today! Only I won't be going plein air, but instead using gaming screenshots because, why the hell not?
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