7 Keys to Great Paintings

7 Keys to Great Paintings

Book - 2005
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F+W Publications
Seven Keys to Great Paintings puts the fun back into painting with lighthearted, down-to-earth instruction that also reveals the core elements of painting design. * Each of the seven chapters begins with a poem verse to help readers remember the message behind the concepts * The emphasis on watercolor will appeal to painting's largest audience, as well as general painters * Creative, game-like instruction echoes bestsellers like Watercolorist's Essential Notebook * Full-page charts and 8 well-illustrated step-by-step demos make the concepts easy to understand and apply The author's friendly, personal tone and extensive workshop experience are sure to charm and encourage painters of all levels.

Baker & Taylor
Provides down-to-earth, lighthearted instructions for developing basic painting design skills, sharing step-by-step demonstrations and game-like tips while placing an emphasis on watercolor techniques.

Book News
A seasoned teacher and artist (watercolor, primarily), Hofstetter discusses pattern, passage, focal area, color, design, the golden mean, and emotional depth, for beginning painters as well as those with experience looking for a better grasp of fundamentals. Her drawings, diagrams, photos, and paintings illustrate the techniques and concepts she explains in the text. The books is slightly oversize (9x11.25") to accommodate the numerous illustrations. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781581804799
1581804792
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Seven keys to great paintings

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