A 144-page book by Nita Engle.
A guide to the use of watercolours, this book demonstrates the many experimental techniques which will produce a realistic effect. Nita Engle’s breakthrough approach to watercolour shows readers how to combine spontaneity and control to produce glowing, realistic paintings, with dynamic and dramatic result.
Nita Engle (born 1926) is an American watercolor painter. She has worked as an art director and magazine illustrator and exhibited in and out of the United States. Engle has received several awards, including an honorary doctorate from Northern Michigan University. A documentary has been made about her entitled Wilderness Palette – Nita Engle in Michigan and she wrote the book How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself: Experimental Techniques for Achieving Realistic Effects.
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The image at the top of the article is “Victorian Spring, Grand Hotel”, watercolour painting by Nita Engle, from the book.