Discover Your World in Pen, Ink & Watercolor

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440318351

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Achieve exciting effects with minimal effort and maximum "wow!" Pen and ink adds a whole new dimension to the loose, lovely look of watercolor. In this book, popular artists and bestselling author Claudia Nice shows you how to combine the best of both mediums, using pen and ink to turn up the texture and resonance in your paintings. Using straightforward techniques like bruising, spatter, stippling and pen blending, you'll discover an easy, expressive approach to painting. Learn how to add age to a quaint cottage. Invite viewers down a country lane. Evoke and owl's mottled feathers, the shine of fine china, the neon lights of the city, and more. Explores a multitude of favorite subjects, including country scenes, cityscapes, wildlife, skies, water and still life. Features expert advice on how and when to add pen-and-ink enhancements. Contains dozens of demonstrations and annotated paintings for fast, fun learning. Filled with the charm and passion of an artist's personal sketchbook, Discover Your World in Pen, Ink & Watercolor will inspire you to turn your everyday surroundings into fresh, heartfelt art.

Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440305375

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Draw & Paint Realistic Trees in All Four Seaons Bestselling author and naturalist Claudia Nice is back with another studio essential for every landscape artist. Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape features Claudia's best tips and techniques for painting trees of all kinds in their natural settings—from the majesty of mountain evergreens to the delicate pink blossoms of cherry trees in spring. With her inspiring artistic style and in-depth visual instruction, Claudia starts with the basics, showing you how to break down reference photos and open-air vistas into simple shapes, colors and textures. Follow along as she skillfully guides you through every step of creating vibrant compositions anchored by glorious trees and foliage, including: Drawing and sketching techniques for mapping out successful compositions A variety of basic tree shapes you can reference and copy; featuring more than 40 conifers, hardwoods and deciduous trees Proven color mixes for painting an array of vibrant hues—from the many different greens of foliage to the soft pastels of spring blossoms—using watercolor, oil, acrylics or mixed media Step-by-step instructions on drawing and painting important details, such as the weathered textures of bark, the sculptural shapes of bare branches in winter, aged mossy trunks and more Techniques for working smart in any medium, such as using simple watercolor washes for distant foliage, adding details with pen & ink, and "knife painting" in oils for interesting dimensional effects Whether your goal is to make accurate field sketches for your journal, paint what you see on your travels through the countryside, or just capture familiar views of your own back yard, Claudia makes the process fun, easy and satisfying. Like a walk in the woods, with every step you'll relax, enjoy and learn something new.

Painting Country Gardens in Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 9781581801422

Category: Art

Page: 144

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A guide to creating country garden art reviews basic watercolor techniques including glazing and texturing as well as basic pen-and-ink techniques for producing a variety of line textures, in a volume complemented by demonstrations on how to add country scene details.

Creating Textured Landscapes with Pen, Ink and Watercolor

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440318566

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Capture the Rich Textures of Nature, Step by StepCapture nature's beauty as you never have before. Beloved artist and teacher Claudia Nice leads you on an inspired journey through the great outdoors. With paints in hand, she shares with you her best techniques for creating landscapes that come alive with richness, depth and textured detail. Open this guide and start painting right away. As you follow engaging, step-by-step demonstrations and exercises, you'll learn to recreate the textural elements of a range of terrains and landscapes. Chapters include: Creative clouds and skies Majestic mountains, hills and mesas Texturing trees, trunks and foliage Rugged rocks and gritty gravel Transparent textures for rivers, falls and lakes Flowers of the field In a special section, Claudia covers basic texturing techniques with mini demos using lines, dots, bruising, scribbling, spattering, blotting, printing, stamping and more. From paints and pens to sponges, leaves and facial tissue, you'll explore all kinds of fun and inventive ways to create amazing textures. And to help you put it all together, Claudia includes her masterful advice for creating compositions using reference photos, field sketches and your own creative license. Each demonstration features a large image of the completed landscape, so you can see exactly how Claudia's methods work - from start to finish.

Watercolor Made Simple with Claudia Nice

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581802511

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Expand your artistic horizons with watercolor! Watercolor is a fun, challenging medium that captures the magic of light and color. Now world-renowned artist and instructor Claudia Nice helps you get started in watercolor today. In Watercolor Made Simple with Claudia Nice, you'll start with the very basics, learning new techniques as you paint. Detailed instructions and step-by-step artwork show you how to: Explore the amazing variety of effects you can get by painting watercolors on dry, damp or wet paper Mix paint and water to create a variety of soft, beautiful washes Use fun and easy techniques such as spatter, sponging and stamping to bring a lively new look to your work Blend colors on your palette to capture the precise shade you're seeking Use your brushes, papers and paints to produce wonderful textural effects Throughout, you'll find helpful troubleshooting tips, practical exercises, and Claudia's encouraging advice - all so you, too, can become a watercolor pro.

Painting Your Favorite Animals in Pen, Ink & Watercolor

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440311703

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Paint lively and lovable animals of all kinds! Capture all the natural charm and personality of your favorite animals. Bestselling author and beloved teacher Claudia Nice makes it fun. With step-by-step guidance, Claudia shows you just how easy it is to paint a menagerie of lively creatures in her trademark pen, ink and watercolor technique. Follow along and see for yourself. Whether you are a beginner attempting to paint your first animal subject, or a more experienced artist looking to broaden your skills, you'll find this book to be both entertaining and instructive. It features: 14 complete step-by-step demonstrations A range of delightful animal subjects, including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, bunnies, birds, and more 60+ mini demos and quick studies that focus on getting the details right, such as fur, feathers, feet, facial expressions and backgrounds Techniques for painting from photos, sketches and memories Key tips for working with ink and watercolors successfully Claudia starts by simplifying the animal subject into basic shapes and diagrams. She then shows you how to refine these shapes into drawings. From there, you'll gently add color in simple washes and finish the details with pen and ink. Discover the versatility and satisfaction of painting with pen, ink and watercolor, and watch your favorite animals spring to life with a charm and detail you've never captured before.

Pen & Ink with Watercolor

Author: George Olson

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581807547

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Capture the details of life in pen and ink! Using the classic method of drawing with a crow quill pen and India ink, artist George Olson introduces you to the art of pen-and-ink drawings accented with watercolor. The appeal of these exquisite gems lies in their very simplicity. You'll learn how to create one-of-a-kind works of art using minimal tools, straightforward inking techniques and the easiest of watercolor washes. Hands-on exercises start you on your way to mastering the pen by drawing various line qualities and textures. Next, learn how to add soft glazes of color to build depth and evoke that loose, lyrical feeling ... the kind of sparkle that cannot be achieved using ink alone. Nine step-by-step demonstrations teach you everything you need to know to create enchanting landscapes, flowers, portraits, animals, buildings and interior scenes. Based on Olson's four decades of experience with this charming art form, Pen and Ink with Watercolor will help you achieve happy results quickly, easily and joyously.

Painting Portraits of Homes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor

Author: Helen J. Haberstroh

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 9780891349549

Category: Art

Page: 128

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A how-to guide by an experienced artist who specializes in portraying homes. She supplies 18 demonstrations showing how to create and sell attractive, accurate house portraits. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Painting Nature in Pen and Ink with Watercolor

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 128

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A renowned artist shares her special techniques for capturing nature's boundless beauty in this new book that offers step-by-step instructions for painting a range of subjects. 116 illustrations, 100 in color.

Down by the Sea with Brush and Pen

Draw and Paint Beautiful Coastal Scenes

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781600611636

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Capture the Magic of the Sea with Claudia Nice Nobody captures the misty splashes and weathered details of seascapes quite like Claudia Nice. In this step-by-step guide, Claudia shares her special approach to creating dynamic watercolor compositions textured with pen and ink, acrylics and gouache. Claudia starts with the basics, so you can advance at your own pace as you follow along through more than 60 step-by-step demonstrations ranging from short mini demos to full-scale paintings. Take a look inside to see how simple and inspiring Claudia's instruction can be. Each chapter focuses on a different element of coastal scenery, including crashing waves against rocky bluffs, wide sandy beaches and gently rolling surf, colorful boats and harbors, luminous ocean sunsets, and warm tropical scenes with kids and dogs at play. You'll find complete instructions for mixing the colors of active and still water, as well as creating the textures of sand and rock. Claudia also features her own reference photos and field studies to show you how to build solid compositions from a variety of sources. Dozens of quick tips teach you the details that add drama and realism to your seascapes, and 30 complete paintings will inspire you to create your own beautiful coastal scenes. With Claudia Nice, learning to paint lively seascapes is like spending a day at the beach!

Watercolor Journeys

Create Your Own Travel Sketchbook

Author: Richard Schilling

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581802726

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Provides excerpts from the author's personal watercolor sketchbooks as well as hundreds of anecdotal tips and techniques for overcoming the challenges of journaling on the road, from rain and insects to sketching the public without being noticed. Original.

Pen & Ink Drawing

Author: Frank J. Lohan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486315762

Category: Art

Page: 112

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An inspiring sourcebook, this guide helps artists discover a wide variety of subjects and ideas. More than 140 of the author's drawings illustrate nostalgic scenes, old engravings, atmospheric effects, photographs, and landscapes.

Landscape in Pen and Wash

Author: Paulette Fedarb

Publisher: David & Charles Uk

ISBN: 9780715302842

Category: Design

Page: 128

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Pen And Wash is a combination of the precise line and the fluent brushstroke: a watercolour painting can be brought to life with the pen, and a detailed drawing can be suffused with the colour of the brush.

How to See, How to Draw

Keys to Realistic Drawing

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440347009

Category: Drawing

Page: 160

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This book begins with learning how to observe- to see what's really there, not what you want to see. Observation is a skill thats learned and practiced, and one of the hallmarks of successful artists is that they know how to look at a subject with clear vision unfettered by preconceived notions or old habits. Using reference photos, diagrams, sketches and comparative examples, the author shows you first how to observe an object, and second how to translate that observation into an accurate rendering using graphite pencils, charcoal pencils and pen and ink.

Sketching Your Favorite Subjects in Pen & Ink

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581804331

Category: Art

Page: 144

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In Sketching Your Favorite Subjects in Pen & Ink, Claudia Nice covers all aspects of pen and ink drawing. You'll find complete instruction for and demonstration of techniques such as crosshatching, stippling, texture and value contrasts, as well as the use of contour, parallel and scribble lines. All of theses techniques are illustrated throughout by the author's striking works. You'll find chapters detailing: Houses and Buildings: using freehand and architectural styles, learn to detail barns, houses and cityscapes. Animals: draw realistic animals by focusing on anatomy, facial features and hair texture. The Plant Kingdom: learn to sketch plants, flowers, leaves and trees - from an individual flower to an entire forest. Faces and Figures: sketch realistic, dynamic figures and capture varying moods. Birds: learn to draw lifelike feathers, eyes, bills and feet. Waterscapes: capture the reflections of a quiet brook and the spray of crashing surf.

Watercolour Techniques with Pen & Ink

Author: Claudia Nice

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780713479508

Category: Pen drawing

Page: 136

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A guide for amateur painters to using pen and ink watercolour techniques to produce detailed, textured results. Materials are examined, from technical pens to liquid acrylics, and different techniques are shown, such as blotting and spattering, together with various mixtures for special effects.

The Simple Secret to Better Painting

Author: Greg Albert

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Create art that's more attractive, interesting and eye-catching! Even if your perspective is accurate, your subject realistic and colors vibrant, a weak composition - predictable, repetitious or monotonous - means a weak painting. The Simple Secret to Better Painting ensures that your compositions work every time. It's an insightful artistic philosophy that boils down the many technical principles of composition into a single master rule that's easy to remember and apply: Never make any two intervals the same. You can make every painting more interesting, dynamic and technically sound by varying intervals of distance, length and space, as well as intervals of value and color. The rule also applies to balance, shape and the location of your painting's focal point. Greg Albert illustrates these lessons with eye-opening examples from both beginning and professional artists, including Frank Webb, Tony Couch, Kevin Macpherson, Charles Reid, Tony Van Hasselt and more. You'll discover that the ONE RULE is the only rule of composition you need to immediately improve your work - the moment your brush touches the canvas.

Andrew Wyeth

In Retrospect

Author: Patricia Junker,Audrey Lewis,Chris Crosman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300223951

Category: ART

Page: 240

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"Andrew Wyeth painted the landscapes and people in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, where he grew up, and in mid-coast Maine, where he spent each summer--places that would inspire him for over seven decades. This centennial exhibition is a fitting moment to trace the threads that weave through the art of Andrew Wyeth, which never failed to engage viewers and confound critics through the long twentieth century"--