Webb on Watercolor
Webb on Watercolor
Go beyond technique and develop your own dynamic style with one of America's foremost watercolor painters
By Frank Webb
Great watercolors require a mastery of technique. This book introduces the painter to not only numerous techniques relating to watercolor, but by the way of design principles. Each of us wants to be more creative, to grow independently from others, to find our own style and most of all, to develop a sense of criticism toward our own work. Learn to fan the flames of your enthusiasm.
Webb on Watercolor is an instructive and insightful guide for serious painters striving to expand their technical skills and develop a strong personal style. When looking at a finished painting, you should see some of yourself in the brush strokes. By combining masterful technical advice with unusually inspiring wisdom on the topic of artistic self-discovery, Frank Webb delivers transformative lessons on the art of watercolor painting.
Webb on Watercolor outstrips traditional watercolor manuals by mixing challenging technical exercises with discussions on the philosophy of art and the role of enthusiasm and experimentation in personal artistic development. Stressing the importance of “seeing” before even dampening your brush, Webb will open your eyes to a dimension of the watercolor medium that is often left uninvestigated.
Featuring clear technical examples and an array of subjects beyond watercolor’s traditional landscapes and sunsets, Webb on Watercolor is required reading for any artist who is serious about developing their watercolor painting.
FRANK WEBB, a professional artist since 1947, is a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, which he has represented in international exhibitions in Canada, New York, England, Scotland, and Mexico City. A guest instructor in all 50 states, juror, and lecturer, Webb has received over 110 major medals and awards from national competitions, including six from the American Watercolor Society. Collectors of Webb’s paintings include National Taiwan Arts Education Center, Baylor University, Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University, Portland Museum of Art, and South Arkansas Arts Center, to name a few. Webb is featured in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in the East, and he is also a member of the Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Association, and many other art associations.