Item description for Painting Water (Watercolour Tips and Techniques) by Joe Francis Dowden...
Watercolour is an exciting and versatile medium. and beautiful waterscapes full of light and atmosphere can be created with loose, transparent washes, or by overlaying colours. In clear, simple-to-understand terms Joe Francis Dowden clearly illustrates all the techniques that are needed to create different types of water. Using a series of practical step-by-step demonstrations, he illustrates how to paint puddles, shallow water, rippling rivers, white water, a seascape and more. Each stage is clearly explained, with helpful tips and a wealth of information on composition, perspective, capturing tone, colour, texture and detail. Before you realise it you will be painting your own beautiful paintings - with this fresh, innovative book.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2003
Publisher Search Press
ISBN 190397500X ISBN13 9781903975008
Availability 0 units.
More About Joe Francis Dowden
Joe Francis Dowden is a well-known artist, tutor and author specialising in realism in watercolour.
Reviews - What do customers think about Painting Water (Watercolour Tips and Techniques)?
Painting water Jun 20, 2008
I think it is a good book, but not really for a beginner...although it has lots of step by step demonstrations they are quite elaborate, I am sure I will enjoy it more when I become more proficient. I actually ordered it because I was wanting to learn how to do waterfalls, but he does not include that in this book.
nice to have for a start painting water Jan 11, 2008
it is good beginning book to start painting water, I am still trying the demos, however the demo about water in motion (like waves etc.) is too weak, it is mostly informative for puddles and still water. The demo of the pic at the cover page is the most I liked.
This is not how I want to paint moving water Nov 3, 2007
I bought this book based on the cover illustration and the one existing review at the time I purchased the book. While evaluation of art and technique is subjective, my sense is that the author is considerably more skilled in painting still water than moving water, such as a seascape. His seacape watercolors seems to have been accomplished in a way that conveys mood but not competency in terms of technique to portray a realistic seacape (the fluidity and rolling of water). My suggestion is that one would be MUCH better served by getting a copy of "The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook- Landscapes" by Gordon MacKenzie (the best watercolor book I have) and looking at the section "Landscape Elements- Water,Sky and Land" beginning on page 59. Now THAT is how to paint water!
"Painting Water"--Refreshing! Feb 3, 2004
As a watercolorist specializing in seascapes/waterscapes, I've read dozens of how-to books. "Painting Water" is the best of the genre and a joy to use. Joe Francis Dowden does an excellent job of presenting techniques and tips in an easy-to-understand, concise style. Where many other authors seem to omit key painting steps, Mr. Dowden is thorough and precise. His color demostrations rank among the best I've ever seen. In a mere 96 pages the author has given us an outstanding guide to the painting water all watercolorists should find invaluable.