Water Color The Happy Medium Author:William B Schimmel This lavishly illustrated, practical guide will be hailed by beginners, Sunday painters and the host of amateurs who have never mastered the fundamentals of this fascinating medium. — Mr. Schimmel takes water color apart, breaks it completely down, studies each element, and then builds them back together, step by step, into a unified whole. — Mr. ... more »Schimmel devotes separate chapters to equipment, brush drill, values, the theory of warm and cool colors, the color wheel and value chart, color mixing, the theory of white and yellow, and the theory of recession. These are followed by chapters on specific aspects of nature - trees, clouds, water reflections and sunsets, and chapters on composition and design. A final chapter is devoted to an analysis of two water colors by the masters Winslow Homer and John Sargent, and the application of the student's technical knowledge to the higher purpose of art.
When the student has learned the fundamentals of his medium, when he can make the brush and pigment behave as he wishes, when he can express directly and purely the emotion he feels before a landscape or an arrangement of apples, then he is on the threshold of artistic achievement. Water Color: The Happy Medium shows him how,
The 56 photographic illustrations are the work of Norman Pedersen of Arizona.« less