Ways with Watercolor by Ted Kautzky. Simple, direct language and 125 purposeful illustrations, including 37 color plates, show beginners how to handle the medium. Teacher and master watercolorist Kautzky discusses color pigments, paper, and other supplies, as well as washes, strokes, and the use of accessories for special effects. Valuable instructions on composition and related subjects. 136 pages, softback art instruction book.
I took up watercolor when I was 45 years old because it “looked” so easy! I just knew I would have no problem, but when I tried, I failed… and failed… and failed. My good friend Roger Whitener gave me three lessons with my mentor Noyes Capehart Long, an art professor at Appalachian State University here in Boone, NC. Noyes told me about a book, "Ways with Watercolor". It was out of print, but I somehow found a used copy. I treasure that book even today because it was so helpful to me. In lesson one, Ted Kautzky starts you out at just on color… in lesson two, two colors… three, three colors. And so on. So you learn the properties and characteristics of each color. He teaches with drawings and detailed steps to follow. I use this as a reference book and still refer to it often. I highly recommend it to anyone doing watercolor." Joe
|Brand||Courier Dover Publications|
|Series||Dover Art Instruction|
|Publisher||Courier Dover Publications|
|Author / Artist||Ted Kautzky|
|Subject||Art Education and Instruction, Art Reference, Landscapes and Nature, Painting Techniques and Materials, Watercolors|