Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Boats & Harbours in Watercolour

Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Boats & Harbours in Watercolour : Build Your Skills with Quick & Easy Painting Projects

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"This is a genuinely exciting evolution of a popular series. You'll be guided through some simple exercises and on to complete paintings, gaining valuable insights that will develop and improve your skills." -

This guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Broken down into 33 quick and easy postcard size paintings, this basic course will teach you all the skills you need to paint boats, yachts or barges on calm seas or raging waves, including how to depict reflections in water, realistic spray and the suggestion of a busy harbourside or coastal village.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 9mm | 512g
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 600 Illustrations, color
  • 1782216286
  • 9781782216285
  • 418,347

Table of contents


Introduction 6

Basic painting equipment 8

Colour 10

Skies and water 12

A simple scene 14

Evening walk 16

Overcast sky 18

Calm before the storm 20

Sunset sky 22

Still water with reflections 24

Textures and effects 26

On the lake 28

Ripples 30

Shadows 32

Trees and foliage 34

Simple stonework 36

Boats 38

Continental fishing boat 40

Canal boats 42

Sailing in choppy waters 44

Shrimping boat 46

Moored on the mud 48

On the sand 50

Gondola 52

harbours and Buildings 54

At the harbour wall 56

Harbour with fishing boats 58

Lighthouse 60

Village on the water 62

Seaside village 64

Honfleur 66

Exotic harbour 68

Waterside details 70

Lobster pots 72

Lifebelt 74

Buoys on the beach 76

People and animals 78

Gone fishing 80

Along the towpath 82

Cormorant fishing 84

Seagull 86

Dogs on the dinghy 88

The Roundhouse 90

Racing Yachts 92

Continental Harbour 94

Index 96
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Review quote

The re-imagining of the Ready to Paint series continues apace and continues to impress.

Charles Evans offers a good variety of subject matter and stylistic approaches through 33 step-by-step projects along with useful exercises, hints and tips. The book has a clear progression and feels busy without being confusing and there is an overall sense that you're getting a lot for your money. -- Henry Malt * Art Book Review * From the popular Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes series comes Charles Evan's Boats & Harbours in Watercolour. For anyone short of time, Charles has created 33 quick and easy postcard-size paintings as the basis of a course of exercises for you to work through. Detailed techniques and step-by-step projects cover all you need to know to paint boats and water, with interesting sections on depicting reflections and realistic spray. Tracings are included in the book so you can start painting straight away. * Leisure Painter *
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About C. Evans

Charles Evans is one of Britain's leading painters, well-known from his long-running TV series and for his art classes, which are run all over the UK. His exuberant and informal personality is reflected in his paintings, which have a lightness and simplicity that many artists aspire to. Charles lives in Morpeth, Northumberland.
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