The Watercolour Wheel Book

The Watercolour Wheel Book


By (author) John Barber

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  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 200mm x 24mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Tunbridge Wells
  • ISBN 10: 1844483517
  • ISBN 13: 9781844483518
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 229,918

Product description

The world's first truly interactive art instruction book, "The Watercolour Wheel Book" will help anyone who wants to paint in watercolour to produce quality art in days. It begins with a look at the equipment you will need to get started and then describes the basic principles of colour mixing and applying colour.The book presents a series of eight step-by-step projects designed to teach you the most rewarding watercolour techniques, such as laying flat and graduated washes, working wet-in-wet and wet-in-dry, masking out, lifting off, and sponging, all applied to subjects from still lifes to landscapes, and from buildings to woodland. By working through the projects, you will increase your knowledge and confidence and will be able to produce satisfying watercolour art. Turn the interactive colour wheel to instantly see the results of mixing different colours. Learn the basics of colour mixing in watercolour, how to get the effect you are looking for, and how to use watercolour in your compositions. Discover the materials and equipment that watercolour artists use most often and with greatest success. Work through the eight projects to learn the basic techniques of working in watercolours.

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Author information

John Barber is a professional artist and designer whose work has been published by many leading publishers worldwide. His interest in art and design have led to diverse commissions, including model-making for film and TV, sculpture, and stained glass design, in addition to painting. He has lectured widely on Turner and Rembrandt, and regularly teaches painting courses in Suffolk.