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Author: Michael Wilcox
ISBN: 0967962803
Pages: 410 pages
Publisher: North Light Books (November 1, 2000)
Language: English
Category: Painting
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e-Book The Wilcox Guide To The Best Watercolor Paints epub download

by Michael Wilcox



Michael Wilcox has experienced a widely varied background, including periods as a professional artist, a conservator of art works and . The Colour Swatch book', an instant guide to 2460 hues mixed only from 12 colors.

Michael Wilcox has experienced a widely varied background, including periods as a professional artist, a conservator of art works and an engineer. This publication followed the success of 'Blue & Yellow Don't Make Green', which has changed the way countless artists now mix and use their colors.

Michael Wilcox has an extensive professional background as an author, professional artist, conservator of art works, lecturer .

Michael Wilcox has an extensive professional background as an author, professional artist, conservator of art works, lecturer, scientist and inventor. This book led to many changes both in the art material industry and in the pigments used in artists’ paints. Other books followed including a series of ‘Colour Notes’, each designed to examine a particular aspect of colour mixing and use for a specific element. Two books and CDs explaining colour to children, What is Colour? and Colours Around Us have been well received by the education establishment.

About the Author: Michael Wilcox has experienced a widely varied background, including periods as a professional artist, a. .

About the Author: Michael Wilcox has experienced a widely varied background, including periods as a professional artist, a conservator of art works and an engineer.

The Wilcox book is something altogether different. The Artist's Guide to Selecting Colors by Michael Wilcox is a recycled and much shortened version of an earlier version of Wilcox's Watercolor Paint Guide

The Wilcox book is something altogether different. The Artist's Guide to Selecting Colors by Michael Wilcox is a recycled and much shortened version of an earlier version of Wilcox's Watercolor Paint Guide. At the time, the paint information in the Guide was largely useless because it was outdated. Recognizing this, Wilcox fixed the problem by omitting paint information entirely.

Format Hardback 285 pages. Dimensions 213 x 280 x 1. 5mm 1,074g. Publication date 18 Feb 1993. Publisher Michael Wilcox. Publication City/Country North Beach, WA, Australia.

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Watercolor paint consists of four principal ingredients: a pigment; gum arabic as a binder to.The Tempting Prospect: A Social History of English Watercolours. The Wilcox Guide To The Best Watercolor Paints.

The more general term watermedia refers to any painting medium that uses water as a solvent and that can be applied with a brush, pen, or sprayer. British Museum Publications, 1981.

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This is a landmark book for artists.

This edition catalogues the changes in watercoloor paint manfufacturing since the first edition in 1991 and 1995. Ten new companies have been featured, bringing the total to 29. The information in this book enables the caring artist to buy their expensive materials with confidence. The 'bible' to many and a must for the concerned artist.

Mavegelv
This book was disappointing.
Following a long hiatus in my watercolor painting, I decided to get re-equipped & start again. I thought the book could be useful to consult to point myself in the right direction.
As others have commented, the book is outdated & addresses exclusively watercolor paints with no useful mention of other watercolor painting essentials (e.g,, brushes, papers, etc.).
Its potential interest - detailed descriptions of different watercolor brands & individual colors within each brand - could, theoretically, help one to pick/choose the best of each color across all brands, though it's uncertain how well each color would work with colors of other brands.
Furthermore, as some makers continue to enhance their paints over time the book's age puts the veracity of its content in doubt.
My wife - a professional art restorer - threw the book out. I didn't complain because I know my obsessive-compulsive personality could have driven me to waste precious time poring over obsolete information to no avail.
So I just bought everything I needed from the Cheap Joe's Art Stuff & Blick websites: Rembrandt tubes, Arches papers & Kolinsky brushes.
I'm a happy man.
blodrayne
I wish I had had this book years ago. Some of the paints I have been using just arn't up to snuff. With this book, I have eliminated paints that fade to bring me to a lasting product for the public as well as my own enjoyment. Why was this information not made available before? This book gives the chemical name for each pigment. PY means pigment yellow, PO is pigment orange, PR pigment red, etc. with the number following. If the pigment number is a poor choice, you will know not to buy or use that number. The author researched many different brands so you can check each. Just because you bought the most expensive brand doesn't mean they used the best pigment. This should be a staple in every University Painting class. I found this book as a used book at a very reasonable price. If you are at all serious about creating works that stand the test of time, this book is well worth the time and money spent. The only drawback that I see for me is it is a paperback, which I know I will wear out. I will be looking for the next edition, hopefully published in hardback format.
Umrdana
available space doesn't permit a detailed dissection of this new (2001-2) edition of the wilcox guide, but the gist is this: wilcox does not in fact test paints for their permanence to exposure to light (lightfastness), he merely recycles the ratings created by a standards testing body, the ASTM. the "testing" that wilcox apparently has done is to brush out color samples to evaluate how "gummy" they are -- gumminess, in the wilcox world, being a bad thing.
wilcox nowhere describes his testing methods, nor the procedures he uses to obtain and prepare paint samples for evaluation, nor his procedures to corroborate information obtained from the manufacturers. discontinued and reformulated paints, including paints by manufacturers that have gone out of business, are thrown in with current offerings, apparently to convince us that this is an encyclopedic reference. who would want a consumer report on cars that included an evaluation of the ford pinto?
in some cases the ASTM ratings are in error, and wilcox simply parrots this misinformation. the ASTM tested a single sample of a pigment, yet wilcox applies this single rating to every paint that contains the pigment. this is simply reckless. pigment lightfastness varies according to pigment particle size, among other things, and particle size depends on how the paint was manufactured by each paint company. wilcox is apparently oblivious to these nuances in materials testing in his sloppy efforts to appear comprehensive.
a professional editor could have helped with the many nontechnical flaws in the book -- reining in wilcox's penchant for juvenile sarcasm, for one thing, and providing a better organization for the paint information. the printed paint samples bear no resemblance to the actual paint appearance; paints are organized by "color" categories (such as "vermilion" or "gamboge") that jumble together different pigments and different paint hues. paint brands are not even alphabetized within each color section.
no artist should rely on the paint ratings in the wilcox book. the hilary page guide is serviceable, if somewhat outdated. at least she tested the paints, describes her tests, and produced a credible reference in doing so. the wilcox book is something altogether different.
Sironynyr
Even though outdated, still has useful info.
Global Progression
I ordered this to better understand what makes a good color good.
I also ordered it to know how to use the nature of the color to it's
advantage, ie. transparent, non moving, etc. Strong opinions are
expressed in this book but they are well substantiated with facts.
This will be one of my key reference books as I practice my craft.
Netlandinhabitant
I have had much angst by the fact that not every manufacturer of color is careful or consistent making watercolor. This book helps me decide which color I want to buy in a format that is easy to use and find
Painbrand
In reading through this book, I found a couple of my paints that will not stand up to time in a painting. Even though I might have wasted money on those paints, I can now purchase new paints with the confidence that they are good quality paints. I understand that some companies have improved their paints due to this book and now they are of higher quality, but as a strong basis this book will give me a lot of guidance in purchasing new paints.
This book is great for serious painters that need to really know more about their paint than just a manufacturer's name. It gives so much information that it is now my 'go to' guide before I purchase any paint.