Following the same clean, contemporary, easy-to-read, and easy-to-follow layout and design of the other books in Walter Foster Publishing's popular Portfolio series, Expressive Painting gives beginning and aspiring artists the information they need to paint colorful watercolors that convey mood and emotion on canvas.
The book covers essential painting topics, including color theory, color mixing, selecting color schemes, and working with tools and materials, as well as watercolor painting techniques, such as painting wet-into-wet and wet-on-dry. Helpful tips are called out throughout the book for easy comprehension and reference, while step-by-step projects build on the featured techniques, allowing artists to practice making their own dynamic, colorful watercolor paintings. With Expressive Painting, beginning and aspiring artists will learn all they need to know to start creating watercolor art that’s full of color and emotion.
The Portfolio series covers essential art techniques, core concepts, and media with an approach and format that’s perfect for aspiring, beginning, and intermediate artists.
Also available from the series: Beginning Acrylic, Beginning Drawing, Beginning Watercolor, Beginning Pastel, Beginning Colored Pencil, Beginning Color Mixing, Beginning Color Mixing, Beginning Pen & Ink, and Beginning Composition..
Joseph Stoddard (Pasadena, CA) is an environmental graphic designer and artist living in Southern California. In his unique watercolor sketches and paintings, he aims to create an experience rather than just an image, charming his audience with expressive and colorful interpretations of the world around him. His art has been featured in several magazines, including American Artist Watercolor and Pasadena Magazine. Joseph has published two books that showcase his artwork: Pasadena Sketchbook and Redlands Sketchbook. His work can be seen on his website: www.josephstoddard.com