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Watercolour Secrets

Author : Jill Leman
ISBN : 1408184273
Genre : Art
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This beautiful book showcases the work of the members of the prestigious Royal Watercolour Society, including Ken Howard, Sonia Lawson and many other fine and well-known contemporary watercolour painters. Each artist discusses their inspiration and gives their best practical advice for working in this medium, offering a fascinating insight into the methods and techniques of the professional artists. Have you ever wondered how an artist starts a piece, what keeps them working at it, how they make marks and mix colour or when they know a painting is finished? This intimate exploration of the daily creative striving of the artist and their patient technical procedures will fascinate professional and aspiring artists, collectors and anyone with a general interest in painting.

James Fletcher Watson S Watercolour Secrets

Author : James Fletcher-Watson
ISBN : 0713487577
Genre : Art
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All the essential skills for successful painting are beautifully illustrated and described by one of the inspirational watercolour painters working today. James Fletcher-Watson inspires all enthusiasts with his translucent washes, dramatic skies, atmospheric mountain scenes and skill in capturing the true spirit of a place. While focusing on individual elements, including skies, trees, country cottages, town houses, mountains, water, people and animals, each chapter offers advice on putting them all together in stunning landscapes and townscapes. Along with information on choosing brushes, paper and colours, there is a helpful section on composition. Paintings are used to demonstrate how to build up texture and detail; the subtle mixing of colours to produce shadows and reflections; and how to introduce distance and perspective into a scene. Moving from brooding hills and lakeland scenes to the charm of country lanes and the grandeur of Venice and Florence, the book illustrates exactly what you need to know to make a successful painting. This revision and reworking of Secrets of Watercolour takes the best of James Fletcher-Watson's earlier work and combines it with his masterly work of recent years.

Charles Reid S Watercolour Secrets

Author : Charles Reid
ISBN : 071531873X
Genre : Watercolor painting
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The painter Charles Reid gives insight to his work through critique of his sketchbook. Including what works, what doesn't and why, his own illustrations are annotated and demonstrations included.

Terry Harrison S Watercolour Secrets

Author : Terry Harrison
ISBN : 1782213295
Genre : Watercolor painting
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Terry Harrison has been an artist since he was 16 years old, and during his life has built a formidable reputation as an artist, tutor and author. This comprehensive and accessible book brings together all he has learnt during his lifetime and provides over 170 tips, techniques and trade secrets to help you improve your watercolour painting. Drawing on material from his best-selling 'Terry's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists' (2008) and 'Painting Water in Watercolour' (2013), Terry begins with the essentials such as what materials to buy, mixing colour and basic techniques, and ends with numerous tips on painting a variety of subjects such as skies, distance, mountains, beaches and boats. Terry has an easy, accessible style that artists of all abilities will find easy to understand, making this book an invaluable resource that you will return to again and again.

Light And Movement In Watercolour

Author : Jake Winkle
ISBN : 1849940274
Genre : Art
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Jake Winkle's loose, fresh and spontaneous style of painting is very popular. His paintings are full of light and movement and a key feature of his technique is that he doesn't work in the traditional way of light to dark but by placing the darks first. In Light and Movement in Watercolour, his first book, he demonstrates how to paint watercolours in a loose, direct way by step-by-step demonstrations and practical projects. Watercolours are often spoiled by a desire to be entirely truthful to the subject matter, which can lead to a painting that is overworked and tight. Jake's loose approach avoids those problems. He looks at subject simplification and shows how to focus on shapes rather than objects and, by painting what you see and not what you know, demonstrates how to capture the essence of the scene with freshness and clarity. The main topics in this book are: Understanding Watercolour; Building Confidence; What to Paint; Shapes, Tones and Colours; Dark to Light and Freshness and Clarity. Jake considers each topic in detail and shows the reader how to create paintings that glow with life, interest and spontaneity.

Tom Lynch S Watercolor Secrets

Author : Tom Lynch
ISBN : 0578128683
Genre : Art
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Shares techniques for creating dynamic watercolor paintings, including creating paintings with more than just a brush, using more vibrant and brilliant colors, and defining an "impact area" within a painting.

Ted Billson Reveals The Secrets Of Watercolour

Author : Edward Billson
ISBN : 9781503505605
Genre : Art
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I decided to write this book for a number of reasons, to impart what I have learnt over 40 years of painting, to show my paintings and because I have read many books and not one of them has given the full facts.

Learn Watercolour Quickly

Author : Hazel Soan
ISBN : 9781849941976
Genre : Art
File Size : 80. 12 MB
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Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time - in just one afternoon you can start painting. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us, and these techniques can be picked up faster than you think. Hazel Soan's concise book, filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by- step exercises, is written in an accessible way for those completely new to painting. Chapters include: Getting Started (the materials you will need and those you can ignore in the art shop); Choice of Colours; Mixing Colours; What's the Subject?; What Surfaces to Paint on; Basic Painting Techniques; Brushstrokes and Composition (with details on how to design paintings with horizon, focus and balance, a hint of perspective and the light and shade of a subject). Packed with illustrations for guidance, this is the most comprehensive guide to learning watercolour very quickly.

The Essence Of Watercolour

Author : Hazel Soan
ISBN : 9781849944779
Genre : Art
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A paperback reissue Hazel Soan's classic practical art book. Hazel Soan is a well-known and popular artist and an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher. In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how wonderfully versatile and beguiling the medium of watercolour is and how to get the most out of it. Hazel stresses how important it is to understand the characteristics of the medium in order to exploit it to the full. She encourages the reader to explore the properties of watercolour and to be unafraid of strength of colour and brushstroke. Hazel shows through demonstration and projects that tone is king in watercolour and illustrates how to paint light with the use of shade. Armed with this understanding she demonstrates that watercolour is not such an unforgiving medium after all: accidents and mistakes can be disguised, overridden and corrected. The Essence of Watercolour is a culmination of many years of Hazel's teaching and demonstrating, in which she offers inspirational insights into the secrets of watercolour painting and encourages artists to take their art to the next level.

Compendium Of Watercolour Techniques

Author : Robin Berry
ISBN : 1844487717
Genre : Watercolor painting
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Just like having a painting tutor on call 24 hours a day - this book is packed with inspiration and know-how for both beginners and more experienced painters. With over 200 tips and step-by-step techniques, this is a guide to watercolour painting with quick fixes and solutions provided throughout for commonly encountered problems.

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