Watercolor Painting: A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium Book by Tom Hoffmann

Watercolor Painting: A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium Book by Tom Hoffmann


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The beauty of a watercolor painting lies in its diaphanous layers, delicate strokes, and luminous washes. However, the very features that define the beauty of the medium can make it difficult to master. This complete guide to understanding the relationships between color, value, wetness, and composition unravels the mysteries of watercolor to help your practice evolve.

Experienced teacher and acclaimed artist Tom Hoffmann offers a unique, inquiry-based approach that shows you how to translate any subject into the language of watercolor. With Hoffmann as your guide, you’ll learn the key questions to ask yourself at every turn and time-tested methods to help you reach solutions.

Hoffmann’s thorough explanations and step-by-step demonstrations delineate the process of composing a painting in watercolor, while art from more than thirty-five past and present masters, including John Singer Sargent, Ogden Pleissner, George Post, Emil Kosa, Jr., Mary Whyte, Trevor Chamberlain, Lars Lerin, Torgeir Schjølberg, Piet Lap, Leslie Frontz, and Alvaro Castagnet serve to illustrate and inspire. Whether you’re a serious beginner or a seasoned practitioner, this book will guide you toward the all-important balance between restraint and risk-taking that every watercolorist seeks.

Hardcover: 208 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0823006731

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To use with Watercolour
Review by Jendrawan Husada
If you were allowed to buy just one book on watercolor, this would be it. It covers the most important aspect and that is understanding watercolor and working with it. Not trying to master it. I read this after a couple of years of painting and having read many books by different artists/authors and after reading it came to the conclusion that had I read this as my first book, then I would have saved myself a lot of disappointment, time and cash. Tom's narrative is easy to read. I would strongly recommend even those who have painted a couple of years to read it. (Posted on 29/07/2016)

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