Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Watercolor Course You've Always Wanted by Leslie Frontz

A comprehensive and practical guide to watercolor painting from sought-after instructor and acclaimed artist Leslie Frontz that answers the two most common questions students at all levels want to know: What am I doing wrong? and How do I decide what to do instead?     In the tradition of the eminently practical, top-selling guides such as How to Make a Watercolor Paint ItselfThe Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted, and Problem Solving for Oil Painters, this straightforward handbook offers a fresh approach to watercolor mastery that bridges the gap between theory and practice. Through thoughtful discussion, expert instruction, and in-depth step-by-step demonstrations, Leslie Frontz shows readers how to eliminate common barriers to achieve beautiful, captivating watercolor paintings. Beginning with teaching readers how to see with an artist's eye, Frontz then establishes how watercolor painters build on this skill by making timely decisions throughout the creation process.

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About the Author

LESLIE FRONTZ is a studio artist with forty years of experience in the medium of watercolor. She serves on the faculty of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in North Carolina and teaches watercolor workshops across the country. Frontz earned an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was awarded the first Holderness Fellowship. She is an elected member of the American Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society, and the Society of Women Artists. Her work has been featured in U.S. Art, The Artist's Magazine, Artists & Illustrators, Watercolor Artist, and Watercolor.

 My Thoughts

I have really enjoyed looking through this book. I actually picked it out for my daughter. She is ten and enjoys watercolor and since it says for beginners I thought it would be good for her. This is not normally the type of book I review but I wanted something fun and different to review. The step by step instructions make it look easy to do and certainly made me want to pull out the paints and get started. She gives instructions for several different types of paintings in the book as we as how to make your own designs. I liked that she also included a list of other items you may not think of to have in your supplies. A vivid and fun book to look through and learn from even if you are an experienced artist. I can't wait to try my hand at a painting!
I was blessed with this book for review by Blogging For Books blogger review program in exchange for my honest review. a positive review was not required.

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