Brilliant guide by renowned artist tells all, from basics to creating masterful landscapes, portraits, and figures. Full-color sections follow evolution of seven of the author's own watercolors. 37 color and over 100 black-and-white illustrations. Brilliant guide by renowned artist tells all, from basics to creating masterful landscapes, portraits, and figures. Full-color sections follow evolution of seven of the author's own watercolors. 37 color and over 100 black-and-white illustrations.Read Less
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Few men have had such an impact on 20th Century watercolor painting as has Edgar Whitney. Many of today's leading watercolor artists and teachers studied in Whitney's classes or workshops.
Opinionated, salty, bold--Whitney bullied his students into making solid and lovely paintings. His insistence on the basic tools and elements of design was delivered in such a way that you cannot forget them. And sometimes, in spite of talent, art, and knowledge, even Whitney would create a "stinker."
If you are a watercolorist and do not own this book, you are in for a real treat.
Oct 1, 2010
The Great Edgar Whitney
This book was like going home for me because Whitney taught at my former art school, Pratt Insitute and because he inspired two of my favorite watercolor painters: Mel Stabin and Frank Webb. I learned a ton from the book and had bunches of my questions answered. It is far more than a "how-to" on technique although there is plenty of that kind of information; he talks about what makes a fine painting in terms of the artist's satisfaction and the viewer's pleasure and understanding.
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