The Working with Color (Urban Sketching Handbook)

Techniques for Using Watercolor and Color Media on the Go

Shari Blaukopf
AUD $24.99

Working with Color, the fifth volume in the Urban Sketching Handbook series, focuses on expressive on-location use of color.

Learn to express yourself through color while painting on location with the in-depth tips and techniques of Working with Color, the fifth volume in the Urban Sketching Handbook series. Expert watercolorist, illustrator, instructor, and co-founder of Urban Sketchers Montreal Shari Blaukopf shares her essential color tips about color-water ratio, achieving bold color, avoiding muddy washes, painting in layers, and using wet-in-wet techniques.
This essential handbook covers: supplies and materials; sample color palettes; color mixing; using limited palettes; monochrome sketches; the power of complementary colors; using evocative, expressive color

With a focus on using watercolor with greater confidence and knowledge, the book also delves into pencil and ink and water-soluble pencils. The instructional text is enhanced with stunning watercolor illustrations by the author and other expert urban sketchers from beautiful locations around the globe. The illustrations include examples of color swatches showing value; mixing; illustrations of complementary, analogous, and neutral color schemes; and sample galleries.
Working with Color is an indispensable guide for on-location artists looking to expand and strengthen their expressive use of color.

Author bio:

Shari Blaukopf is a sketcher, watercolor painter, college teacher, and art blogger. A signature member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, she has works in corporate, government, and private collections around the world. Co-founder of Urban Sketchers Montreal, Shari gives workshops throughout Europe and North America, and has taught at Urban Sketchers Symposia as well as through the Urban Sketchers Workshop Program. Shari grew up and still lives in Montreal, where she continues to discover new neighborhoods in her quest to find the most evocative streets and back alleys to sketch. Her online courses can be found at, and you can follow her sketches at,, and on Instagram @sharisketcher.

Category: Drawing
ISBN: 9781631596803
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Quarry Books
Series: Urban Sketching Handbooks
Pub Date: April 2019
Page Extent: 112
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 99
Subject: Drawing & drawings