Jen’s Picks: Achieve Color Harmonies

Color Harmonies
Paint Watercolors Filled with Light
By Rose Edin and Dee Jepsen

Inspired by the work of the great Impressionists, Rose Edin and Dee Jepsen show you how to use analogous colors (colors next to each other on the color wheel) and their complements to achieve lively, glowing effects in their new North Light book, Color Harmonies. By keeping palette-mixing to a minimum, placing pure color notes side by side, and applying other simple but powerful color tricks, you’ll create sparkling passages of color that attract your viewer’s eye, engage the imagination, and make your paintings shine.

Brimming with 30+ years of instruction from Rose and Dee, Color Harmonies is filled with great tips on using composition, value and drawing alongside color to achieve brilliant, dynamic paintings. 

•    Follow along with 5 step-by-step demonstrations to paint stunning, light-filled paintings.
•    Includes expert instruction on drawing and composition, techniques for adding texture and interest, making the most of light and shadow, and more.
•    Be inspired by gorgeous landscape, flower and figure paintings throughout.

Click here for instruction on mixing lively, harmonious grays.

Color Harmonies offers a strong foundation for artists just starting out in watercolor, as well as groundbreaking advice for advanced artists in search of more effective and personal approaches to color and light.

About Rose Edin
Rose is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, where she holds a master’s status. Rose and her husband, Stan, lead painting and photography workshops and groups around the globe to both familiar and remote places, where Rose gleans ideas and inspiration for her watercolor paintings.

About Dee Jepsen
Dee has studied and painted in oil and acrylic for 35 years, including summer study at the ArtStudy program in Giverny, France. She paints many animal portraits for clients, and donates paintings for auction at charitable events. Only recently she has begun painting in watercolor under the instruction of Rose Edin.

Hill Town, by Rose Edin, 20 x 18 inches

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