Robert Warren’s Guide to Painting Water Scenes

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Paint a lazy stream or crashing waves with ease!

The path to better water-themed paintings has never been clearer. Celebrated teacher and television artist Robert Warren presents a liberating new approach to painting that begins with acrylics and finishes with oils for impressive, luminous effects unlike any other method. Learn how to paint a favorite but ever-changing and complex subject in easy-to-follow steps!Inside you'll find:Complete, illustrated instruction on this exciting technique in which an acrylic underpainting and directly applied value plan set the stage for oil-painting success12 fun step-by-step projects (plus line drawings) you can finish in a few hoursLessons and tips for mastering water in all its forms, including oceans, rivers, lakes, falls, ponds, reflections and moreThe simple solution to overworked, underwhelming oil paintings!No matter your skill level, perfect results are just pages away. So proven is Warren's method for portraying all different types of water that you will undoubtedly want to try it for every subject you paint!

Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (November 13, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581808518
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581808513
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Customer Reviews

A keeper!

 on October 21, 2013
By Morgia J Futrell
Before I purchase any book online, I usually read all the reviews then put the book on my wish list. Later, I go back and read the more up-to-date reviews–then purchase the book. This book has lots of tips and techniques; plus, it includes outlines that can be traced or copied to follow along in the demonstrations (this save a lot of time–you can get to painting right away). Again, I strongly recommend this book, not only to novices but to the more advanced as well looking to improving their portrayal of water.

Excellent book for artists at every level

 on August 27, 2013
By Linda L
Although I have not yet “studied” this book in detail, I have given it a quick read through and have been pleased with what I’ve found. I loook forward to a thorough read and trying some of the tips especially. Well written, well illustrated and easy to follow.

Four Stars

 on June 23, 2015
By Judy Stubb
I teach oil painting, and can hardly wait to put the information to use.

but i love it. It is full of good information

 on February 14, 2015
By carol kuhrt
I have not painted from it yet ,but i love it . It is full of good information.

Robert wardens guide painting water scenes

 on January 5, 2013
By Amazon Customer
Love colors and simple directions

It is ok. Exactly what I needed.

 on December 22, 2014
By Carlos Antonio Silva
It is ok . Exactly what I needed.

great book!

 on May 23, 2010
By scooterbug
robert warrens guide to painting water scenes…its a great book. he shares his knowledge and guides you step by step. from canvas prep to all his special techniques. he has about 10 to twelve paint alongs in this book alone. fun book and great knowledge. you can’t go wrong with this book!

not for acrylic painters

12 people found this helpful.
 on July 18, 2007
By Debra H.
Very good instructions but I searched for acrylic books and did not check close enough as acrylics are mentioned but this book is strictly for oil painters. Also, no templates.

methodical and educational

3 people found this helpful.
 on February 9, 2009
By Marie Josiane Moore
I, as a beginner , got a lot from this book. As I do not wish to go to classes, this was just like attending one, except so exclusive and personal. I enjoyed it and would be looking for more of the same. I particularly enjoyed the step by step demonstration and the specific and detailed instructions on painting trees and foliage and rocks.

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