A book equally suitable for both beginners & experienced artists, and for all flower lovers.
An easy to learn from, watercolor painting eBook that will bring your work closer to the professional level. Inside, you will find a detailed demonstration of a new and exciting 7 stages multi-layer watercolor painting technique that teaches you how to create realistic and convincing 3-dimensional rose flower that reaches out of paper to meet you. It will show you how to start, how to paint along and how to fine tune it and know when your painting is finished, while building the knowledge and confidence to paint any subject you choose to paint next.
In this book, Lela takes you step by step through her process of creating a glorious rose watercolor from start to finish.
Learn the reasons behind every brush stroke Lela makes. Learn how to identify and analyze light and shadow areas, avoid common mistakes and how to make your color washes glow with life.
It's just like watching over Lela's shoulder while she paints!
- Lela's 7 stages creative process for painting watercolors based on the proven techniques of the Old Masters.
- Essential painting concepts such as light and shadow and watercolor painting techniques - clear water single and double wetting followed by color application, clear water softening layer, softening the painted edges and dry brush.
- A list of all needed tools & material including a recommendation for a well-balanced color palette - which is of the highest quality, transparency and vibrancy.
- A step by step painting demonstration of a beautiful rose - which gives you the skills to paint any subject.
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I bought this book so I can learn how to really show light in my paintings. Lela’s seven stages technique has been proving to be very helpful. It gives me a strong foundation to approach all my watercolors. I definitely recommend it to those artists who want to learn how to easily bring light and shadows, and softness and space in their watercolors.
Also, I love that this I got this book as an iBook. If I need to see a detail of the painted demonstration, the magnifying glass in the iBook is heaven in contrast with poor picture resolutions so common in printed books. In the iBook, adding comments, notes, highlights etc is a lot easier and more fun. Not to mention that you can carry your entire library wherever you go :)
Very useful tips and fun read.
I like how Lela makes the book to be so full of useful details and yet it is such a fun read. A very fascinating insight into Lela's painting process with practical tips on how to improve your observation skills and 'start seeing'.
A very versatile painting style, easy to follow
I have always had difficulties learning watercolor painting from books as I want to develop my own personal painting style and not just follow along with demonstrations. However most books do not teach me how to think for myself, in a way that I could apply the same knowledge to other subjects. Once I mastered the compositions given in these art books, I could not paint anything else.
This book is refreshingly different as it holds my hand, step-by-step, from the beginning to the end, explaining every step and most importantly why I am doing what I am doing. For the first time, I am able to use the same kind of observation and reasoning given in this book to paint other subjects (like my favorite still lifes) equally well.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how to use light and form to create beautiful paintings.