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Tom Hoffman - Watercolors


Leschi artist Tom Hoffman has written an elegant, beautifully produced book, entitled Watercolor Painting—A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium.

As the publisher, Random House describes the book: “The beauty of a watercolor painting lies in its diaphanous layers, delicate strokes and luminous washes. However, the very features that define the beauty of the medium can make it difficult to master. This complete guide to understanding the relationships between color, value, wetness and composition unravels the mysteries of watercolor to help your practice evolve.... Whether you’re a serious beginner or a seasoned practitioner, this book will guide you toward the all-important balance between restraint and risk-taking that every watercolorist seeks.”

The book is generously illustrated with watercolor paintings from a worldwide range, including two paintings by another Leschi painter, Kate Barber.

The issuance of the new book, Watercolor Painting, is an occasion that is being celebrated by a talk by the artist and an exhibition at Gage Academy on Friday, January 18, 7:00 pm and book-signing from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The exhibition will be shown from January 11 to February 15. The Gage Academy is located at 1501 10th Avenue East (next to St. Marks Cathedral).

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