Hazel Soan's African Watercolours

Hazel Soan's African Watercolours

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Popular TV artist and teacher Hazel Soan is well known for her stunning watercolours of Africa. This superbly 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, Hazel Soan's African Watercolours is an ideal 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 exciting painting projects.The contents include: Introduction: 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 Both a stunning collection of watercolours and an invaluable source of expert instruction, Hazel Soan's African Watercolours will inspire readers, wherever they paint.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 222 x 252 x 14mm | 521.63g
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0007273436
  • 9780007273430
  • 212,934

Table of contents

Introduction: A tale of two journeys

Dramatic seascapes: The Cape peninsula

The Desert in Flower: Namaqualand

Red Dune, Cool Mists: The Namib desert

Desolate Coastline: The Skeleton Coast

Heat and Dust: Etosha

Rivers of Life: The Chobe

The Lake of Drowned Trees: Kariba

Kingdom of the Cats: The Kalahari desert

The Riches of Emptiness: The Karoo

Heartbreak of Africa: The People of the south

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About Hazel Soan

Hazel Soan is a popular and successful artist who divides her time between London and Cape Town, exhibiting her work widely. She has her own gallery in Fulham, London. She is author of eight best-selling books for HarperCollins and has made several successful DVDs. She was one of the art experts in the popular Channel 4 TV series Watercolour Challenge. She is the author of the very successful Learn Warercolour Quickly.
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