Splash 6 The magic of texture

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Cincinnati, OH : North Light Books 2000.
Physical Description
143 p. : ill
Includes index.
Other Authors
Rachel Rubin Wolf, 1951- (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

%% This is a multi-book review: SEE also the title "Drawing & Painting Birds". %% The versatility and splendor of watercolors are explained and celebrated in these four how-to volumes, which teach techniques that run the gamut from simple to sophisticated, and present lush and sharply detailed color reproductions.Prize-winning watercolorist Jackson focuses on the one element essential to every painting: light. In seven step-by-step demonstrations he shows how light illuminates different materials--glass, metal, and water--as well as landscapes and architecture, and then explains how to render light's glow, texture, energy, and even personality. Jackson also presents methods for conjuring the luster of candlelight and light at night.MacKenzie primarily uses scenes from nature in his easy-to-use notebook. A sound and accessible guide to watercolor materials and processes, it is full of useful and illuminating observations, tips, and methods for designing strong compositions, achieving different textures, utilizing masking materials, setting up a palette, and working with transparent as well as deeply hued colors.Birds have been watercolorist Porter's subject for 25 years, and she offers almost as many start-to-finish demonstrations in what can serve as a master class in bird portraiture. From bird anatomy to pencil sketches to watercolor techniques for catching birds in motion and refining details to painting birds in their natural habitat, Porter has expert advice for every facet of this challenging endeavor.The Splash series is a showcase for the best of contemporary watercolors, and this year's outstanding collection of 120 color reproductions by 94 artists emphasizes texture in a dazzling array of styles and subject matter. Each artist provides a statement describing his or her interest in and approach to their subject, thus inspiring fellow watercolorists, whether they're beginners or accomplished artists in their own right. One of the joys of painting, after all, is looking at paintings, and anyone even remotely interested in watercolors will enjoy these fine examples. ((Reviewed March 1, 2000)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Prolific writer, editor, and artist Wolf has produced more than 20 books. This is another successful entry in her "Splash" watercolor series. Here she presents 120 paintings by 94 contemporary artists, each featuring a specific aspect of texture. Each artist has written a paragraph on the technique and inspiration for each piece. This sumptuous book has all the strengths of the previous "Splash" volumes as well as the weaknesses (very little can be taught in a paragraph). For advanced artists, however, this portfolio is a rich trove of stimulating examples and well worth purchasing. For the novice, see Ray Hendershot's Texture Techniques for Winning Watercolors (LJ 11/15/99). Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Contains samples of watercolor paintings and analyzes and critiques these works by looking at concept, technique, composition, value, color, texture and pattern, style, light, mood, and creativity.