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Everyday Watercolor : Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days

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A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces. This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 209 x 241 x 15.24mm | 725.75g
  • Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Full colour illustrations
  • 0399579729
  • 9780399579721
  • 203

About Jenna Rainey

JENNA RAINEY is the owner and lead designer of design agency Mon Voir, which specializes in watercolor, calligraphy, and other hand-drawn designs for various mediums. Rainey also travels the country teaching workshops on calligraphy and watercolor. Rainey and Mon Voir have been featured on various blogs and online magazines such as Style Me Pretty and Brit + Co.show more

Review quote

"To the outside observer, Jenna Rainey's work seems completely effortless, but it is in fact built on an extremely solid foundation of techniques, materials, and color theory. By pouring all of her hard-won knowledge into Everyday Watercolor, Jenna has created a wonderful resource for any aspiring watercolor artist." --NOLE GAREY, founder and editor, Oh So Beautiful Paper "In this beautiful, inspiring, and accessible book, Jenna Rainey graciously breaks down her process and welcomes artists and enthusiasts alike to join her in the joy of watercolor painting." --SATSUKI SHIBUYA, watercolor artistshow more

Table of contents

CONTENTS Section One TECHNIQUE 17 18 DAY 1 STROKES 24 DAY 2 CURVES AND CIRCLES 32 DAY 3 STRAIGHT LINES AND TRIANGLES 38 DAY 4 LAYOUT 44 DAY 5 COMPOUND STROKES 50 DAY 6 COMPLEX CURVES Section Two FORM, PERSPECTIVE, AND LIGHT 55 56 DAY 7 LIGHT TO DARK LAYERING 62 DAY 8 BACKGROUND AND FOREGROUND 66 DAY 9 PATTERN 72 DAY 10 LIGHT SOURCE AND SHADING 76 DAY 11 VARIED HUE BLENDING 82 DAY 12 CAST SHADOW Section Three COMPLEX SHAPES AND FORMS 89 90 DAY 13 ANGLES AND FOLDS 96 DAY 14 PAINTING IN SECTIONS 102 DAY 15 COMPLEMENTARY COLORS 106 DAY 16 FINE LINES 110 DAY 17 HIGHLIGHTS, MID-TONES, AND SHADOWS 118 DAY 18 GESTURE Section Four VALUE, VOLUME, AND DEPTH 125 126 DAY 19 MOVEMENT 132 DAY 20 VALUES 138 DAY 21 SUBJECT IN A LANDSCAPE 146 DAY 22 ATMOSPHERIC PERSPECTIVE 154 DAY 23 GRAYSCALE VALUE 160 DAY 24 VOLUME Section Five APPLICATION 171 172 DAY 25 WIDE LANDSCAPE: DESERT 180 DAY 26 WIDE LANDSCAPE: JUNGLE 186 DAY 27 FINAL DESERT PIECE: PART ONE 192 DAY 28 FINAL DESERT PIECE: PART TWO 198 DAY 29 FINAL JUNGLE PIECE: PART ONE 206 DAY 30 FINAL JUNGLE PIECE: PART TWO 210 DAY 31 AND BEYONDshow more

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