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Transparent Watercolor: Painting Methods and Materials Paperback – June, 1980

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FIRST EDITION, 1980. Paperback, aged, light shelf wear. Prentice Hall, Inc. Publishers. Approximate size 8.50 x 11. Inessa Derkatsch, author. Shelf wear that includes corners, front and back, top and bottom has small, tiny corner curls. A spectrum book. Black and white pictures and also some color pictures. Total 247 pages. The pages are clean, no markings, no tears, no highlights. The spine is tight and sturdy. De Cordova Museum. "Beginning with the basics of watercolor painting taught in Transparent watercolor, you can learn to develop your own personal style, regardless of whether you paint realistically or in the abstract and even if you have never before painted in any medium." This book will show you how to "choose the correct colors and supplies; prepare the paper; achieve subtle shades of color; frame your paintings and much more." A good book for a good price!


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Trade (June 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0139303138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0139303135
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,863,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary McClintock on June 4, 2011
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This paperback book, printed in 1980, has 220 pages plus index. The verbiage might be very good but there are so many of the pictures in black and white, rather than color, than I haven't taken time to read it. Only 8 pages, printed on both sides, are in color.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter H. Kosel on November 19, 2014
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I find the words well written, inspiring and eloquent verging on brilliant, and if every figure were in color rather than black and white this would be a totally exquisite and luscious book in every way.

Unfortunately the vast majority of the illustrations are not in color. They do well at conveying shading but not hue. Much of watercolor painting does depend on light and dark of course. Some famous works illustrated in B&W can be found in color on but this does not include most of those used to illustrate techniques.

In summary, this is a book written by an eloquent teacher and knowledgeable artist that you may find inspiring.
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