Expressive Painting (Portfolio)
Tips and techniques for practical applications in watercolor, including color theory, color mixing, and understanding color relationships
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Learn to paint colorful watercolors full of mood and emotion with Portfolio: Expressive Painting.
The next book in Walter Foster Publishing’s popular Portfolio series, Expressive Painting is the ultimate beginner’s guide to watercolour painting using dynamic, vibrant colours.
Following the same clean, contemporary, easy-to-read, and easy-to-follow layout and design of the other books in the series, Expressive Painting gives beginning and aspiring artists the information they need to paint colourful watercolours that convey mood and emotion on canvas.
The book covers essential painting topics, including colour theory, colour mixing, selecting colour schemes, and working with tools and materials, as well as watercolour painting techniques, such as painting wet-into-wet and wet-on-dry.
Helpful tips are called out throughout the book for easy comprehension and reference, while step-by-step projects build on the featured techniques, allowing artists to practice making their own dynamic, colourful watercolour paintings.
Beginning and aspiring artists will learn all they need to know to start creating watercolour art that’s full of colour and emotion.
Joseph Stoddard (Pasadena, CA) is a graphic designer and artist living in Southern California. In his unique watercolour sketches and paintings, he aims to create an experience rather than just an image, charming his audience with expressive and colourful interpretations of the world around him. Joseph has published two books that showcase his artwork, including Pasadena Sketchbook and Redlands Sketchbook.