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Watercolor Without Boundaries: Exploring Ways to Have Fun With Watercolor Hardcover – April 22, 2010

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Artist, author and instructor, Karlyn Holman has owned and operated an art gallery since 1968. Nature is the force in her paintings. Karlyn has a loose, spontaneous painting style and an energetic, encouraging teaching style. Visit her website at www.karlynholman.com.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (April 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979221870
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979221873
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.6 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #342,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is loaded with inspirational pictures and step by step demos... it's set up a lot like a cook book, pick the dish(painting) you like and see how to cook it (paint it). The companion set of 4 DVD's enhance the enjoyment of this book. I own hundreds of art books, this one is unique. I'd highly recommend it.
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This book proves that watercolour should be and can be fun. Find ways to experiment and enjoy the freedom of watercolour. Karlyn often uses mixed media and her approach is experimental. This is a beautifully laid out and presented book with good reproduction of the watercolours. It packs a lot into the pages. I love Karlyn's guidelines, she teaches you how to but not in a stiff step by step way, she teaches you to use your own imagination and creativity and to let the paint flow through your very being onto the paper. There is so much information in here - landscape, still life, floral and mixed media. This is a must-have for any artist trying to develop their own style. Brilliant. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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I have all Karlyn Holman's books and this one didn't disappoint. I find her creativity contagious and I am finding her excitement brings out the creativity in me. I recommend any of her books or cd's highly.
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The book is terrific. I painted with Karlyn in 2009 as she was putting the book together and it made such a difference to me in how I paint, in using my imagination in design and colors.
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This book is not so much about watercolor technique (for the interested watercolorist) as it is a collection of ideas for how to use watercolor washes behind other art forms to liven them up. There is even one section dedicated to a piece of art where there is no use of watercolor at all (everything on the piece was done with colored pencils & various stroke techniques - cross hatching with two separate colors, etc.). If watercolors is your medium, you can easily bypass this book & not miss out on anything.
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After taking local watercolor classes I wanted to loosen up my beginner's tight grip and enjoy a complete, intense watercolor experience. I joined a week-long class given by Karlyn and discovered how wonderful she is as a person and a teacher. Her book really inspires everyone with these great projects and, after returning home, I had no problem being inspired again and again with this book.
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I love this watercolor book. It is my favorite out of the many watercolor books that I have. The only reason why I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is because it doesn't really explain how to do many of the techniques very well. There is a DVD companion to the book that you can buy and I plan to do that so hopefuuly that will help me.
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Lots of good inspiration here! I'm looking forward to trying all of the techniques in this book. I also purchased the 4 DVD companion set. With the book and the DVDs, it's like a personal workshop right here in my own studio!
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