Local Color

Local Color

Seeing Place Through Watercolor : With 14 Practices

Book - 2015
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"Sit down. Take in the view. Think visual haiku. Be bold. Start with one color. The process of seeing the colors that surround you takes time. Wait, go slow, and experiment. The more you look the more you see. What color jumps out at you? Paint it and then the color next to it. This book will teach you not only to oberve what surrounds you but also how to document those colors that you see. Use this technique to oberve your backyard, your city, your travels. Learn how to really see and sharpen your powers of observation through color and individual sense of place. Colors are specific to bio-regions, watersheds, environments, and dots on a map. Taking the time to look a little closer at what you see every day will connect you to your surroundings, creating personal memories of time and travel. This book and self-guided exercises alongside illustrated examples guides the reader, ranging from experienced artist or novice, to travel enthusiast or journal writers to create their own individual and time-based color palettes"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616892975
Branch Call Number: 751.422 ROB 2015
Characteristics: 127 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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