(Update January 9: Giveaway has ended) Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Book: Color Harmonies - Paint Watercolors Filled with Light

The giveaway has ended.

Congrats to our winner:

Evert Furrey from Butner, NC, USA!

The Art Colony is pleased to offer you a chance to

win a free copy of

Color Harmonies: Paint Watercolors Filled with Light

- a 128-page book by Rose Edin and Dee Jepsen. This beautifully inspiring book shows you how to effectively use color to make your watercolor paintings glow with vivid, eye-catching hues.

How to Participate:

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The giveaway ends on January 8, 2014 at midnight PST. A winner will be announced within 2 days of the end of the giveaway. The winner must provide their name and mailing address in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not respond within 2 weeks of winning, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

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This is an international giveaway, so it's open to all of our members from around the world. The book will be shipped to you at our expense.

This book was donated to the Art Colony as a giveaway prize by North Light Books, publisher of high-quality art instruction books and videos. Any trademarks or copyrighted material used in this promotion are the property of the respective owners and are used with permission from North Light Books.

Here are some images from Color Harmonies: Paint Watercolors Filled with Light, to give you an idea of the style of art and the type of lessons you'll find in this book:

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I am a self-taught oil painter and photographer... love the oil medium, and love taking photos...however, watercolor has always fascinated me.  Sadly from what little I have tried the medium, I've been exasperated with the seemingly reverse application process compared to oil, and repeatedly frustrated with the soggy bland or muddy over-worked watercolors. My photos are all about vivid color, light, and contrast and I sincerely feel many of them would look fantastic as seemingly luminance watercolor paintings. From the few images presented from this book, I am truly enticed to give this medium another try, and excited at the opportunity to be guided and taught the proper watercolor techniques to create bold, bright, intense watercolor images. As a starving artist (which most unknown, unappreciated, real-job overwhelmed artists typically are), I’d love to win the book… as it’s honestly not in the budget currently to purchase.

I would use this  book's info to help me create art journals. 

I've always been fascinated by the use of light in water colors! My watercolor technique definitely needs help. I'd really love to win this book!

Awesome!  I would love to win this book to help me create the bold color watercolor paintings I want to try but am afraid to go bold without more insight into harmonizing the colors!

I would be thrilled to win this book, I am a beginner in the art world, I am taking a class right now but I need some art adventure. I am a bit afraid of vivid color though I love it.  I am not sure how to use it and do it well.  Her art is beautiful I am sure I could learn a lot from her.  I love how her art is full of light and they feel warm

I have been painting for a number of years but struggle with keep light in my work.  Would love to win this book and use it to learn to keep the light.

There is a quote in Brenda Swenson’s book “Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook”.  “Color gets all the glory, but value does all the work.” -Anonymous.  This is easily said for those who feel free to play with color. I seem to lack color inspiration. I believe that this book on color would give me lessons to free up my imagination.

I would love to win the book, Color Harmonies, Paint watercolors filled with Light, to learn new techniques for painting with water colors.  The illustrations look fabulous and bright!  I want my watercolor paintings to look just as fabulous!  Thanks for offering this fantastic book!

What a great Birthday Present it would make! My birthday is the same day this is over (Jan ,8th)

An artist can never know too much about color. Values and color choices create the mood for a subject.Yes, I would like to win this book in order to:

  1. create better paintings
  2. broaden my knowledge (Christmas Day I turned 84, but I'm still painting and learning!)
  3. pass this valuable color skill on to others.  

I am extremely drawn to bright colors.  Have been all my life.  But I cannot seem to translate into my paintings.  This would be a life changer for me.

Using color to express an emotion of energy and lighting seems to elude me.  So this year, working on color theory is one of my goals.

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