Matching quality instruction with convenience, the Art Handbooks series presents the respected lessons by talented art professionals in a small and transportable format. These tutorials teach techniques for a wide spectrum of artistic endeavors, from pencil drawing to oil painting, through step-by-step instructions and ample imagery of what to expect from each stage and completed process. They also provide invaluable information about the materials as well as additional tips for becoming confident with each medium.
Joe Dowden shows how to capture water in all its moods, from quiet ponds and shallow puddles to babbling brooks and slow-moving rivers. Using over 80 step-by-step photographs and a plethora of inspiring paintings, he instructs on essential techniques, from laying an initial wash to adding the final details. Taking on a variety of water landscapes, such as deep water, lively water, and shallow water, the guide builds confidence in beginning artists and inspires advanced artists to improve their work. All watercolor landscape artists need to know how to paint water, and creating the effect of all kinds of water is possible with this guide and the simple techniques it teaches.
Joe Francis Dowden is an internationally collected watercolor artist. He is the author of Painting Water and Venice in Watercolor.
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