Item description for Tom Lynchs Watercolor Secrets by Tom Lynch...
Tom Lynch's watercolors are dynamic, expressive and amazingly vibrant. In this guide, he shares his masterful techniques for achieving loose, energetic compositions through step-by-step demonstrations, inspiring examples and clear instruction.
To make lessons easy to learn, Lynch breaks down his painting strategies into simple principles, including Values, Color, Shapes, Impact Area, and Expression & Mood. Each principle features exercises designed help artists build their skills and paint with impact.
* Includes color-coded sections for easy referencing * Captivating artwork spanning a range of subjects * 10 complete step-by-step demonstrations * Visual instruction, featuring before-and-after examples
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.18" Width: 8.58" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.94 lbs.
Release Date Aug 22, 2000
Publisher International Artist
ISBN 1929834012 ISBN13 9781929834013
Availability 0 units.
More About Tom Lynch
Lynch, in addition to being a successful painter, he is a natural teacher who is especially intuitive in developing his students' individual needs.
Tom Lynch currently resides in Staten Island, in the state of Illinois. Tom Lynch was born in 1950.
Reviews - What do customers think about Tom Lynchs Watercolor Secrets?
I found the book to be lacking Mar 16, 2008
in examples of work done from beginning to end. It is filled with the artist's beautiful art work and that Mr. Lynch is a very accomplished painter is definitely not in dispute. However, I found the book tedious to read. Each picture is accompanied with an explanation why the picture had achieved oomph regarding design. Most of the paintings are of urban settings, i.e. of Paris, golf clubs, etc. and I am more of a nature and flower painter. I found the book to be not a complete waste of my money, but there are definitely books I like much better.
5-star book for visual learners Mar 14, 2005
"Tom Lynch's Watercolor Secrets" is a 5-star watercolor technique book for visual learners. Alas, I am not a visual learner, and so much of the impact was lost. If you are, I strongly recommend you get this book.
All lessons are displayed mainly in comparison pictures: the same scene done two ways, once without the recommended technique, and once with the recommended technique. This is the "salvage paintings" stuff that other reviewers mention. These painting comparisons are scattered throughout the book and cover all topics. The comparison pictures are very effective pictoral representations of the technique lessons described herein.
For myself, I don't like landscapes and I wasn't particularly impressed by the author's painting style. Still, this book has a lot of useful advice on painting technique. You might also consider Painting What You Want to See (Practical Art Books), which is the best watercolor technique book I've found.
Pretty good but not great -- just misses the finishing touch Jan 23, 2005
When you get into reading this book to learn his "secrets," some of the information is really thin. It has some really great parts that give insight, like his section on color. It opened my eyes to new ways of painting -- outside of the box! With many of the pictures, a few step by step "in progress" points would have been super helpful -- that's where it just misses. If you have a lot of skill, you may be able to read "the picture" and see things from other chapters and get the deeper concept. I, being new, can NOT even begin to do that yet, so it is a great read and gives good insight, but it is a book to read after reading some of the conceptual walk-you-through-it books that exist. So, not allllll of his secrets really are revealed. :-)
Nice Art Work---Book Needs Better Text Jun 7, 2004
A great concept with wonderful illustrations by Tom Lynch but lacking descriptions of the techniques and pigment use employed. Like the other reviewer I found the secrets still secrets and not revealing enough information. This publishers books seem to follow this pattern as with Alvaro Castagnet book Watercolor Painting with Passion (beautiful and inspiring illustrations by Castagnet but lacking decent text of the techniques and use of pigments used).
However, aside from the lacking technical information, Lynch's work is wonderful and inspiring.
OK BUT NOT ENOUGH DETAIL AND EXPLANATION!! Feb 2, 2004
THIS BOOK NEEDS MORE DETAIL AND TECHNIQUE IN MUCH BETTER FORM. I APPRECIATE GOOD ART BOOKS AND THIS ONE COULD BE A LOT BETTER..