The Tao of the Complementary Palette
Joyce Washor Saltzman
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Watercolor Harmony gives you all the guidance you need to show you how the teachings of the Tao will naturally enable you to create beautiful color harmony in your watercolor paintings. The fundamentals of painting are clearly explained using color as the most important and exciting theme. Still life and landscapes are used to reveal the secrets of painting found in this ancient Chinese philosophy. The magic of the palettes is explained in six chapters which include what supplies you will need, how to master complementary colors, how colors work together as well as discussing drawing and watercolor painting techniques. There are twelve videos that serve as a visual guide throughout the book. The last chapter has five step-by-steps including the last video which details the process of painting from blank paper to the final brushstroke. The author generously shares indispensable tips and hints in this inspiring book.
Joyce Washor is author of Big Art Small Canvas published by F&W Media, 2006and Color Harmony in Watercolor Painting, 2013, iTunes.
What's New in Version 1.1
Three new sections.
Simply amazing.......beautifully done. Thank you for another wonderful book!
I read a lot of books about aquarelle. All of them, both expensive and not so expensive gave me no clarity about how to work with paints, to choose paint for specific works. I thought the aquarelle technic is a secret knowlage and professionals don't want to share it.
Some time ago I found Joyce's blog and saw her book advertisement. As I think that Joyce's works are amazing of couse I wanted to know how to approach a little to these masterpieces.
The book answers my basic questions and gave me a confidence that I'll achieve good results. Reading the book and asking 'how' I've got the answer on the next page. I really sure that the author sincerely wants to share her knowlage and do it in understandable way. Between the lines I can read "You can and you'll do. Don't be afraid and try", this is the one of main principles of teaching.
So even I've already read the book I open it again and again, look, think and train of couse :)
Thank you, Joyce.
these concepts seem so simple, yet the more I read and understand, the more complex they become. A beautifully written, and executed book. Perfect for iPad viewing, with professional videos interspersed exactly when I needed them. Joyce holds nothing back, she is an excellent teacher and an inspiration!