By Marcia Moses
Artist Marcia Moses brings wisdom, conviction, and zeal to her portray, and her watercolors of plant life, seascapes, and landscapes seize their good looks and temper. together with her delicate and clever guide, any newbie can accomplish this inventive magic, too. utilizing her personal beautiful paintings as examples, she courses beginners via the entire instruments and fabrics of the exchange (brushes, paper, paint); teaches each uncomplicated stroke; explains the best way to form a good composition and create an eye-pleasing layout; finds the way to paintings with colour; and--most important--helps rookies think convinced sufficient to attract all alone creativity to provide actually own paintings.
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Then I scratch a few lines on the barn roof with the end of my brush handle details. I weathered appearance. to give it nally, define the stones in the wall I a and the iron gate with Fi- a finely pointed brush. 29 Working from dark light to MOUNTAIN COTTAGES In this scene 1 was struck by the tension in the line of cottages, the two on the The road the one on the right by a simple, seemingly delicate, black gate. left linked to cut between the two banks where the homes stood and continued up the mountains beyond, providing a strong countermovement criticized for to the horizontal direction of the cottages.
My belief that you Many times what is something ordinary that you've taken for granted, Here of the I wanted to is contrast the fine grain of an eroded stone wall with the hard smoothness windowpanes and in the rough, weathered texture of the wooden door. To do mind and even inventing new ones where finely grained surface of a stone wall, 1 different Iwas to create the texture or this, 1 mood 1 necessary. For example, to suggest the used waterproof ink— but in a manner somewhat from that of the preceding demonstration.
I and walls thin to soften wash of cobalt panes terest. and blend blue. My intentions are to attract attention first I tint the door frame and paint the windows with a have the light, sharper-edged window- their color into the picture and to make the soft-edged eroded stone of secondary in- PART TWO FARMS AND Every part of the country depends upon farming in one form or anand every locaUty has its own characteristic farm buildings. I have shelves of sketchbooks filled with farms from all parts of the countryside—woodlands, mountains, coastal regions, and moors.