There are hundreds of watercolor paints on the market, with widely varying characteristics, appearances, and names. This easy-to-use book cuts through the confusion.
In this informative book, author Jan Hart covers pigment properties while providing helpful information on combining colors on the palette for optimal effect. Hart explains the composition and qualities of different paint formulations, from single-pigment paints to special hue mixtures, and from grainy sedimentary pigments to lighter-bodied and transparent colors.
Hart also delves into the pros and cons of organic and inorganic pigments, introduces the latest synthetic pigments and iridescent colors, and teaches how to conduct lightfastness experiments.
The full-color book features an array of step-by-step painting demonstrations, including landscapes, florals, buildings, animals, and portraits, and a must-have glossary of pigment equivalencies for the most popular paint manufacturers.
Author — Jan Hart.
Hardcover. 128 pages. 8¾" × 8¾" (22 cm × 22 cm).