Hazel Soan's African Watercolours
TV artist and teacher Hazel Soan is well known for her watercolours of Africa. This illustrated guide is both a safari through her beloved southern Africa and an instructional journey through a range of subjects, showing different ways to see and paint them. Aimed at the more practised painter, this is an useful book for the reader looking to add adventure to their painting. Focusing on the popular medium of watercolour, Hazel travels through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, getting to know her destinations by painting them. As the journey unfolds, she presents a series of painting projects.
- Hardback | 128 pages
- 222.5 x 264.2 x 16mm | 766.58g
- 01 Oct 2003
- HarperCollins Publishers
- London, United Kingdom
- 200 col illus, With index
Table of contents
A tale of two journeys; dramatic seascapes: the Cape Peninsula - creating the third dimension; the desert in flower: Namaqualand - vibrant colour; red dunes - cool mists: the Namib Desert - the strength of simplicity; desolate coastline: the Skeleton Coast - conveying an atmosphere; heat and dust: Etosha - the suggestion of movement; rivers of life: the Chobe River - deep darks and reflections; the lake of drowned trees: Lake Kariba - exploring shape and line; kingdom of the cats: the Kalahari Desert - responding to the subject; the riches of emptiness: the Karoo - tapestries of texture; heartbeat of Africa: the people of the south - breathing life into paintings
About Hazel Soan
Hazel Soan is a successful international artist who divides her studio time between London and Cape Town, exhibiting her work widely. She is the author of Learn to Paint Vibrant Watercolours, Collins Painting Workshop: Flowers in Watercolour and What Shall I Paint? and regularly contributes articles to art magazines. She has made several successful videos on painting, as well as a number of radio and TV appearances both in the UK and abroad. She is one of the art experts on the popular Channel 4 series Watercolour Challenge.