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  • ISBN: 1600619495
  • Category: Photo and Art
  • Author: Beth Means,Catherine Gill
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: North Light Books; 1 edition (February 7, 2011)
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Catherine Gill is an artist of 25 years who has participated in Branching Out, a project sponsored by National Geographic involving scientists and artists jointly investigating the forest canopy.

Catherine Gill is an artist of 25 years who has participated in Branching Out, a project sponsored by National Geographic involving scientists and artists jointly investigating the forest canopy. Her artwork has been featured in The Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magic, and has been exhibited throughout the world; visit her web site at ww. atherinegill. I have a small bookshelf full of how-to books on art and they have all been helpful and inspiring, even if somewhat redundant. Cathrine Gill's book goes beyond all of those and takes the artist from replicating a scene to powerful compositions with feeling that deliver a message of "what" the painting is about.

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Catherine Gill, Beth Means. Banish boring watercolors forever! This guide gives you the "power tools" you need to transform dull, flat landscapes into robust, colorful expressions of your artistic vision. Each chapter focuses on a specific strategy for tackling tough challenges, complete with inspiring examples, hands-on demonstrations and instructional diagrams to make these strategies easy and fun to learn. Following this guide's masterful visual instruction, you'll learn how to: See beyond "what you see" to develop strong foundations in every composition.

Whether you're new to watercolor painting or not, this guide will empower you to push shape and color into exciting new territory. Experience the satisfaction of painting with "power tools" and enjoy immediate results in your work.

Seriously, if I could only own one watercolor technique book this would be it. It's outstanding and breaks down every part of the process into simple easy steps. It's a "must have" if you're into watercolor painting.

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Powerful Watercolor Landscapes. 562 printed pages Become decisive with your values for heightened interest and impact. Banish boring watercolors forever! This guide gives you the power tools you need to transform dull, flat landscapes into robust, colorful expressions of your artistic vision. Become decisive with your values for heightened interest and impact. Quickly and easily mix a huge range of clean, rich colors–including vibrant grays and greens–with no more mud!

ISBN: 1600619495; Banish boring watercolors forever! This guide gives you the a?power toolsa? you need to transform dull, flat landscapes into robust, colorful expressions of your artistic vision.

ISBN: 1600619495; Banish boring watercolors forever! This guide gives you the a?power toolsa? you need to transform dull, flat landscapes into robust, colorful expressions of your artistic vision.

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Banish boring watercolors forever! This guide gives you the "power tools" you need to transform dull, flat landscapes into robust, colorful expressions of your artistic vision. Each chapter focuses on a specific strategy for tackling tough challenges, complete with inspiring examples, hands-on demonstrations and instructional diagrams to make these strategies easy and fun to learn. Following this guide's masterful visual instruction, you'll learn how to:See beyond "what you see" to develop strong foundations in every compositionAvoid repainting, overworking and frustration by focusing on a composition's unifying elementsBecome decisive with your values for heightened interest and impactQuickly and easily mix a huge range of clean, rich colors—including vibrant grays and greens—with no more mud!Put it all together following detailed step-by-step demonstrations of complete paintings from start to finish Whether you're new to watercolor painting or not, this guide will empower you to push shape and color into exciting new territory. Experience the satisfaction of painting with "power tools" and enjoy immediate results in your work.


Reviews about Powerful Watercolor Landscapes: Tools for Painting with Impact (7):
Sharpbringer
This book may be focused on landscape painting, but the methods it discusses for making better paintings can be applied to almost any subject, medium, and style of painting. It is written in an accessible, straightforward, encouraging way. Gill focuses like a laser beam on a few key methods that readers can use in combination to make better art. These methods are easy to understand and apply, and Gill provides many sketches and paintings to illustrate her points. Most of her examples do this quite well, but some miss the mark. Yet, I wasn't bothered by that. Quite the opposite, in fact. Being able to identify how her examples fell short of her suggestions simply suggested to me that I was developing a more discriminating eye thanks to the tools and methods she discusses. I would love to see the author make a companion video where she applies her "why", "what", and "where" ideas to weak paintings in order to demonstrate how those paintings could be improved.

Bottom line, this book has become one of my instant favorites--I'd rank it in the top 5 of over 150 art instruction books that I own. An aside: I was thrilled to buy an art instruction book that does not waste pages and pages talking about what brushes to use and what pigments to buy. This book is totally focused on method.
Arith
I think artists evolve much like art has evolved through the ages. Before photography artists recorded history with pictures of scenes and people of their era. But later impressionists and abstract artists no longer felt bound by reality and started creating art that showed their impressions and feelings. I have a small bookshelf full of how-to books on art and they have all been helpful and inspiring, even if somewhat redundant. Cathrine Gill's book goes beyond all of those and takes the artist from replicating a scene to powerful compositions with feeling that deliver a message of "what" the painting is about. I'm only sorry that there is a limit of 5 stars because this book is worthy of much more. It is helping me break through my mundane little sketches to exciting little sketches. I highly recommend this book to aspiring artists who have been practicing for a while and are looking for the next step in their evolution toward more impressive art. Sometimes people will stop and look at a piece of art: it will catch their eye. Cathrine can tell you why, and does.
Wen
Maybe WOW! would be the best way to describe this book. This is one of the best books about art I have ever read. I heard an art instructor recommend it. I'm glad he did because otherwise I would not have bought it. The title is misleading. On the back it says, "Power Up Your Landscape Painting" which would have been a better title. There is probably no more than 10% content strictly on watercolor painting, but the information on composition, color, value, contrast, shapes, etc. is invaluable. The sad thing is that anyone wanting to strictly learn about watercolor painting will be disappointed and people who want good art instruction for any medium may not buy it thinking that it is only on watercolor. Ms. Gill's paintings are very impressionistic. That is not my style but regardless, I was still able to learn from this well-written and informative book. If you want to paint better paintings and want true art instruction this book is for you. I will be referring to it over and over again. There is simply too much information in it to absorb in one reading. I would only read a few pages at a time between painting sessions. After reading I'd look at my painting an see something else that would have made the painting better. Many paintings from now I will still be learning from this book. I'm looking forward to a time when everything in it will be second nature to me, if that ever happens to us when it comes to art! I have purchased many art books. Sadly, most of them were a waste of money. This one is the exception. If you are serious about becoming a better artist, buy it. One word of caution though. If you haven't painted before you may be overwhelmed by all the information. But if that happens and you are serious about being an artist, keep the book because later you will understand how important the information in this book is.
Datrim
..but I decided not to begin by looking at all the pictures.
Instead I tantalized myself with the pictures as I read
the book.
Right away I found Catherine Gill's teaching clear and to the
point. I have begun to use her terms as I paint.
There are approaches that I have avoided before but
her examples show me that, for instance, doing a value
sketch is quick and easy.
No, I have not finished the book but it is not only my
desire to look at all of her paintings that has me
hooked; Catherine's lively discussions, examples, steps
in putting a painting together all call me back. I am
savoring each chapter and every lovely painting.
I am a pastelist and oil painter but as I read reviews
of this book I was & am convinced that her lessons are valuable
for these media as well as watercolor.
Thank you Catherine, I will share your book with many.
Wrathmaster
I've been working in watercolor for many years and have collected many books on the subject. Not only is Catherine Gill a master in this medium, but her book is very detailed in a way that's easy to read and entertaining, too. The format is wonderful insofar that it is a spiral book and can easily be opened to a page while you're working and stay put. Her watercolors are truly powerful and beautiful and I would highly recommend this book for beginners to advanced watercolorists.
Monam
This book simplifies the classic principles and elements of design into a format that is much easier to comprehend and apply then the rather cumbersome academic approach. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is not familiar with classic composition theory and to others who are familiar with composition principles, but who would like to see them from a different point of view. Watercolor technique is also well covered, but the emphasis is on composition, which is critical to any paining medium. I bought the hard copy and the Kindle version.

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