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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 209 x 241 x 15.24mm | 725.75g
  • Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Full colour illustrations
  • 0399579729
  • 9780399579721
  • 1,653

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 BEYOND
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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 artist
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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.
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