Lessons in Realistic Watercolor: A Contemporary Approach to Painting People and Places in the Classical Tradition

Author(s): Mario Andres Robinson


In the tradition of American painters such as Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent, Mario Andres Robinson shows us how to create beautiful, timeless, classical watercolor paintings through the use of simple, yet sophisticated, contemporary techniques every watercolorist needs to know. Many artists find watercolor difficult to control and are often disappointed with the results. The water meanders across the surface of the paper and, given the proper nuance by the artist s brush, it will reluctantly settle. Robinson s approach to the medium of watercolor is primarily traditional but his methods are unconventional.Robinson simplifies the process and teaches artists to layer colors from light to dark and to focus on the highlighted areas first. He teaches that the values should be established in the beginning stages of the painting, using a monochromatic block-in that allows you to glaze pure layers of color over a muted gray underpainting.The results produce more sophisticated, subtle paintings. Further, his live in the moment approach embraces watercolor s unpredictability as part of the process, the end result being a painting with intensity, spontaneity, and beauty. Inspiring, concise, and practical, Mario Andres Robinson gives watercolorists of every skill level from beginner to advanced to professional encouraging advice and the must-have materials and techniques information they need to take their realistic painting to the next level, such as: Essential Studio Practices Materials and Tools Exploring Your Subject The Importance of Drawing Watercolor Techniques Considering Value Incorporating Color Overcoming Watercolor Challenges An Artist s Life Richly illustrated, the book features over 100 of Robinson s luminous, emotive watercolors; works by past and present watercolor masters, including John James Audubon, Henry Casselli, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Michael Lowery, John Singer Sargent, and Stephen Scott Young; 8 in-depth step-by-step painting demonstrations; color charts; product illustrations; and diagrams."

2016. Second printing. A fine, as new copy.


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Mario Andres Robinson studied fine art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and received his BFA in 1993. He is a regular contributor to The Artist s Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and several others. Mario is a Brand Ambassador for Winsor & Newton art materials. He conducts workshops nationally and internationally throughout the year and also teaches a very popular course on the online site Craftsy. His affiliations include The Salmagundi Club (New York), The Pastel Society of America (New York), and he s been named a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center. Robinson s work can be seen at Arcadia Contemporary and Ann Long Fine Art or on his website. His public collections include The Arkansas Arts Center (Little Rock, AR), Bank of America, and Museo Arte Contemporanea Sicilia (Sicily, Italy). He lives with his wife in Point Pleasant, NJ. www.mariorobinson.com"

General Fields

  • : 9781580934459
  • : Monacelli Press, Incorporated
  • : Monacelli Press, Incorporated
  • : 0.816
  • : March 2016
  • : 216mm X 254mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : 176
  • : 751.4224
  • : Paperback
  • : Mario Andres Robinson