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How to make art for joy's sake : free-spirited watercolor  Cover Image Book Book

How to make art for joy's sake : free-spirited watercolor / Kristy Rice ; foreword by Amy Palmer.

Rice, Kristy, (author.). Palmer, Amy, (writer of foreword.).


Kristy Rice's joy-focused approach to watercolor art has won the hearts of fans worldwide. Here she teaches the basics of painting, infusing the learning process with wit, wisdom, and laughter. Rice shows all levels of painters how to make "art for joy's sake." She offers her quirky, joy-focused guidance on preparation, including the materials you really need (and don't need), and walks you through "Basics and Details." "Five Exercises" enhances your ways of brush handling, muscle memory, color mixing, and texture, and "20 Leaves" helps you put them all together. "Five Techniques" lets you experience flowers, fruits, veggies, landscapes, and patterns. And the projects--or as Kristy calls it, the "Ready to Fly" list--include Leaves and Greens; Take a Walk Pattern; Textile Pattern; Gem and Rock Pattern; Imaginary Landscape; Bouquet; and Watercolor Fragments.

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  • ISBN: 9780764361517
  • ISBN: 0764361511
  • Physical Description: 185 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / by Amy Palmer -- Introduction -- Letter from Kristy -- Prep -- Materials -- WOWD -- The details -- Forget rules, forget right -- Remember joy -- Exercises -- The techniques : How-to? How fun! -- Projects : Ready to fly?
Subject: Watercolor painting > Technique.
ART / Techniques / Watercolor Painting.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Painting.
Watercolor painting > Technique.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.

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Homer Public Library 751.422 RIC (Text) 000162679 Nonfiction Checked out 02/29/2024

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