The Complete Guide To Painting Water

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From Puddles to Oceans … every painter's guide to capturing the magic of water!

Years of studying, painting and sailing on water have given Bert Petri an intimate understanding of this celebrated subject. In this book, he shares everything you need to know to paint enchanting yet realistic water scenes – from tranquil reflections to tumultuous white water, from a single dewdrop to the high drama of the open sea.24 step-by-step demonstrations cover a wide variety of seasons and settings, including ponds, puddles, streams, rivers, lakes, oceans, waterfalls, even fountains and water in still life.Includes instruction on how to paint elements common to waterscapes, such as rocks, shorelines, bridges and boats.Features instruction and inspiring artwork in oils, acrylics and watercolor.This book teaches techniques for painting based on the nature of water itself (how it reflects and refracts light, how it moves, how waves are born and more), making it a comprehensive and valuable reference for artists working in any style or medium.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (April 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581809689
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581809688
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Customer Reviews

If you ever put as little as a puddle in a painting, Get This Book

28 people found this helpful.
 on February 26, 2009
By Lorie Mcclung
This was one of the first art instruction books I purchased after I started painting less than a year ago. I quickly found that water was a serious challenge to reproduce. I couldn’t believe there was a book on this one particular subject. And it’s a terrific one!

This book is a most have!

19 people found this helpful.
 on August 21, 2009
By Jem

Five Stars

 on March 9, 2017
By Rosemarie Solomon
a must have book for artists

Better Puddles

One person found this helpful.
 on December 7, 2014
By Freda
After following the step by step on a dvd that I had purchased and my friend and I both noticed that the puddles did not looked right, I ordered this book. Although I cannot correct my painting at this point in time, the next time I will know how to make realistic puddles, no matter if the instructor missed that step or not!

best art book purchasse I’ve made

2 people found this helpful.
 on June 16, 2012
By Amazon Customer
I purchased this book because I was looking for guidance mostly in relation to painting moving water – waves, foam, falling water, etc – in acrylics, having already done a pretty good job (even if it sounds immodest!) of painting reflections in still water. I was delighted, when I received the book, to discover that it covered everything I hoped it would, with clear and specific illustrated guidance on painting all sorts of water. Highly recommended as a resource for everyone who aspired to paint water of any kind.

Painting water….

One person found this helpful.
 on October 17, 2014
By SportyTracy
Fast shipping. nothing was damaged. Good reference book.

Best book ever read on painting water

2 people found this helpful.
 on January 8, 2012
By Ruth Everingham
I have bought a great deal of books to assist me in my painting. I am fairly new to it and need all the help I can get. Water is one of the hardest elements to paint and the instructions are great, easy to follow, from sketch to completion. I would recommend this book to anyone who is having trouble with any type of water from surf down to the humble puddle with reflections.

Five Stars

 on July 26, 2017
By Joseph Sebes
Good information

Five Stars

 on January 13, 2017
By Amazon Customer
Excellent book and received Irvin prime condition

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