Title: Paint Watercolors Filled With Life and Energy

Author(s): Arne Westerman

"There's got to be more than strokes and dabs of paint where you and your viewer meet... there's got to be an emotional connection. In this book, you'll learn how to find scenes that mean something to you. And how to use color and light to express your feelings, to capture vivifying actions. Towards that end, Westerman reviews the basics--materials, composition, camera and sketch work, brushwork, gesture, color and more. He'll show you how to paint feeling into your art, starting with black-and-white compositional thumbnails, moving on to small color sketches, and then to the actual painting. Several start-to-finish, step-by-step demonstrations put it all into action and show you different ways that mood is created. They'll also help you understand how to work progressively--so that you've solved most of your problems before you even put paint to paper. In addition, you'll find ten ways to get unstuck, six things to remember, sixteen rules to forget and more. This book is not for those who want to play it safe. Westerman's painting method helps you loosen up, take risks with your strokes, and avoid your worst enemy--timidity. So that, in the end, your paintings will be filled with passion. For you and for your viewer." Quotation from inside dust cover:

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Number of Pages: 135

Number of Photos: n/a

Number of Color Photos: 130

About the Author: Arne Westerman, A.W.S., N.W.S., is a people-watcher who paints his subjects as if they were his friends - with warmth, understanding and humor. An award-winning artist, he exhibits regularly in both solo and group shows. At age fifty - after a childhood love of cartooning, a degree in journalism, and a career running an advertising agency - Westerman rediscovered his love of portraying people... this time in watercolors. Although largely self-taught, he has studied with Charles Reid, Sergei Bongart and other leading painters. Today, he teaches his own students and has been published in various magazines and in Splash 1.

Available through North Light Books an imprint of F&W Publications, Inc., 1507 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207. Tel: 1-800-289-0963.

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