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Build your creative toolbox! Perfect for the ambitious beginner with a bit of experience under their belt or seasoned painters in search of a fresh approach, Creative Watercolor Techniques is a vast repository of innovative and unusual painting methods that will help you achieve new levels of detail and texture in whichever style you prefer! Szabo's friendly and instructive prose will take you through a variety of wet and dry brush techniques, knife painting techniques, and paper types. In addition, you will find suggestions for creative ways to incorporate soap, salt, sand, starch, dyes, opaque watercolors, and sponges into your work. Loaded with hundreds of black and white photos, as well as over 30 full-color plates, Creative Watercolor Techniques will widen your artistic arsenal and inspire you to new levels of creativity and invention in your painting. Zoltan Szabo was born in Hungary in 1928 and studied at the National Academy of Industrial Art in Budapest. He emigrated to Canada in 1949, and made a name for himself as one of Canada's foremost landscape painters. In addition to teaching workshops and seminars on watercolor painting, Szabo has exhibited his work in London, Canada, and the United States. Zoltan Szabo's paintings are found in public and private collections worldwide, including those of the prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica and in the National Gallery of Hungary. Other books by Zoltan Szabo include Landscape Painting in Watercolor, Painting Little Landscapes, and Zoltan Szabo Paints Landscapes. Readers interested in related titles from Zoltan Szabo will also want to see: Landscape Painting in Watercolor (ISBN: 9781626549012), Painting Little Landscapes (ISBN: 9781626549173), Painting Nature's Hidden Treasures (ISBN: 9781626549180), Zoltan Szabo Paints Landscapes: Advanced Techniques in Watercolor (ISBN: 9781626549005).