Painting Light and Shadow in Watercolor (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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Echo Point Books & Media, LLC
Lawrence, William B.
109 Illustrations
279 x 216 x 9 mm
472 g
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83:Premium Color 8.5 x 11 in or 280 x 216 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
Painting Light and Shadow in Watercolor (häftad)

Painting Light and Shadow in Watercolor

Häftad, Engelska, 2021-12-10
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Push your watercolor painting to the next level

by mastering the use of color, light, and shadows. Go beyond trying to copy what you see by designing with shapes, shadows, and highlights. Deepen the expressive nature of your paintings as you capture the subject's luminosity. Master painter William B. Lawrence offers hands-on techniques and insights for intermediate to advanced artists.Light and color take the viewer on a journey. Properly harnessed, they can convey emotion, create a mood, or tell a story. Whether your work is realistic, expressive, or abstract, the options are unlimited. Lawrence explores pattern, hue, contrast, and texture in this treasured classic. Using a combination of theory, demonstration, and practical suggestions this new arsenal of tools, will help you grow as an artist. Other techniques covered include:

  • How to design with light and shadow
  • The use of overlapping patterns
  • How light can express movement
  • Learning to use light and dark to add drama and intensity to your work 
  • Discover how to guide the viewer's eye through floodlights, spotlights, and other advanced light-manipulation techniques.
Painting Light and Shadow in Watercolor will help you create radiant watercolor paintings and give you greater painting pleasure as you develop new skills which bring your imagination to life.
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William B. (Skip) Lawrence resides in Mt. Airy, Maryland. He was born in Baltimore in 1943, received B.F.A. at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland (1965) and an M.A. at Towson State University, Baltimore, Maryland (1971). From 1965 through 1972 he taught in Howard County, Maryland. After leaving the public school system to devote his time to painting, he was persuaded to teach part-time at Prince George's Community College, near Washington D.C. One evening watercolor class at his studio in Laurel, Maryland has grown to hundreds of national and international workshops since 1976, when he conducted his first workshop in Nags Head, NC. Today he conducts an average of 20 workshops annually. Summers are reserved for Maine and some painting time coupled with his popular summer workshops.Skip is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society and the Baltimore Watercolor Society. He has always been driven to paint, but his real love is fly fishing and golf. Any one of these activities provide enough reward and frustration for a lifetime.



Chapter One: Seeing Shapes, Not Things

How to Simplify What You See

Designing With Light

Number and Placement of Shapes

Building Patterns by Overlapping

Building Patterns by Connection

Demonstration: Using Light to Express Emotion

Chapter Two: Designing With Light and Dark

Seeing the Pattern of Shade

Seeing Sunlight as White

Changing the Value Contrasts

Keep Clear Goals


Simplifying Complex Subjects With Patterns

Chapter Three: Value Organization — A Different Approach

The2 Against 1 Approach

Light and Middle Values Against Dark

Dark and Light Values Against Middle Values

Middle and Dark Values Against Light Values

Demonstration: Organizing Value Shapes

Chapter Four: Shapes and Composition

A Two-Dimensional Activity

Be a Shape Maker

Making Beautiful Silhouetted Shapes

Making Descriptive Shapes

Variety of Edges

Chapter Five: Composing With Spotlight or Floodlight

Painting the Light You See


Value Contrasts With Spotlight


Value Contrasts With Floodlight

Light From Above

Demonstration: Painting the Effects of Strong Light

Chapter Six: Making Color Decisions

“Seeing” Color Relationships

Light Next to Dark

Warm Next to Cool

Pure Next to Neutral

Hue Next to Hue

Applying Pigments

Dry Into Wet

Wet Over Wet

Wet Over Dry

One Stroke

Color Harmonies

Chapter Seven: Developing Contrast

Determining Contrast Levels


Pattern and Texture


Chapter Eight: Creating Moods

Expressing the Color of Light

The Actual Color

Expressive Color

“What If” Colors

Outrageous Color

Chapter Nine: Achieving Unity in Your Paintings

Think Big

Change Color, Not Value

Changing Value, Not Color

Intensity Shapes

Temperature Shapes

The Contrasting Elements

Practical Application


Creating Unity With Dominance of Color

Chapter Ten: Designing With Light: Four Demonstrations


Capturing the Light at a Specific Time of Day

Demonstration: Developing a Harmony of Color 

Demonstration: Painting the Light— Not the Place 

Demonstration: Catching a Subject’s Luminosity