Realism in Watermedia

Realism in Watermedia

18 Painting Techniques for Achieving Realistic Results

Book - 2005
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F+W Publications
Beginning and intermediate artists in all mediums will value Realism in Watermedia's combination of fantastic, realistic art and specific teaching in mixed media. Packaging a popular style with unique, easy-to-follow instruction, author Christopher Leeper: * Demonstrates how to execute in watercolor, acrylic and gouache, and how to add accents and texture with pastel and colored pencil--sometimes all in the same painting * Uses a broad range of subjects, such as landscapes, suburbscapes, flowers, animals and people, to appeal to many types of artists * Offers problem/solution examples and before/after comparisons to simplify painting challenges Ten mini-demos and 3 full step-by-step demos throughout the book will gradually build readers' skills.

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Ohio-based artist Leeper shares his techniques using many examples of his own paintings to communicate information about understanding basic materials, painting from life and from photographs, and using watermedia and mixed media techniques. Three step-by-step demonstrations round out the work. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
Uncover a new range of creative possibilities for your realistic paintings by tapping into the transformative power of mixed watermedia: watercolors, gouache, acrylics, colored pencil and pastels. In beautifully illustrated, step-by-step demonstrations, artist Christopher Leeper details how to effectively use each medium. He covers common challenges in an easy problem/solution format and uses before-and-after comparisons to dramatically illustrate improvements.

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781581805086
Characteristics: 127 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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