Watercolour Painting Step-by-step

Watercolour Painting Step-by-step

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This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all watercolour enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. Starting with advice on materials, colour and composition, it goes on to describe basic and more advanced techniques and the wonderful effects they can produce. Easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations show the reader how to paint skies, trees, water, buildings and flowers, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the seven featured artists, in a rich variety of styles.

Originally published as 'Working with Watercolour', this book uses material from the 'Leisure Arts' series.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 218 x 280 x 10mm | 602g
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 337 Illustrations, color
  • 1844484386
  • 9781844484386
  • 325,943

Table of contents

1) Seven respected and well-loved authors share their expertise, offering a wide variety of styles for readers to admire and emulate.

2) A comprehensive guide to watercolour, including many techniques, styles and subjects.

3) Step-by-step photographs and clear instructions make watercolour painting accessible for beginners as well as more experienced painters.
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Mar 10

This volume is drawn from several previously published Search Press books, as are others in the "Step-by-Step" series. The work of seven artists is assembled into a broad, rich compendium, covering basic techniques for painting skies, landscapes, water, reflections, buildings, and flowers. * Library Journal, USA * Nov 09

The seven authors of this book bring together a wealth of experience and useful help to anyone who wants to discover the delights of watercolour paints. They show us how to lay transparent and luminous washes, soft delicate areas of colour creating mood and atmosphere though to dramatic and bold sweeps of colour. Beginning with basic advice on choosing materials, through to some practical and useful help with colour, tone and composition it goes on to more detailed specifics of working with this medium, and the more advanced techniques that can be used to produce some wonderful and ethereal effects. Each are accompanied by many illustrations from each artist explaining just how the effects were created. We are shown in easy and clear to follow stages how to create wonderful soft skies, realistic trees, water and reflection to buildings in the landscape and lifelike flowers. Having been shown expert tips and illustration on techniques and skills used to create these images we are given useful demonstrations on each to practice them for ourselves. A practical an informative book full of expert tips and advice that will aid all watercolour artists to enjoy the delights of working with this fabulous medium,whether they are complete beginners or more experienced artist * JeannieZelos.com * Oct 09

This is one of those bind-ups of smaller titles that Search Press does from time to time and does rather well. It's not at all obvious that this is a collection of books which have previously appeared in the Leisure Arts series and material which would normally repeat from one to the other has been removed so that, for example, you only get one introduction to materials, not several authors saying virtually the same thing. I'd tell you how many different books you get for your money if I could but, frankly, I can't spot the joins. At GBP12.99, they're excellent value for money as long as you don't already have a comprehensive collection of the originals. * Artbookreview.net *
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About Jackie Barrass

Jackie Barrass worked in international banking for many years, before deciding to devote more time to her interest in art. Her expressive watercolours and works in other media can be seen in galleries and exhibitions around Surrey and in Hampshire where she lives. She now paints under the name of Jackie Walker.

Richard Bolton is a professional watercolour artist who enjoys travelling and painting. He has written a number of successful art books from his visits around the world. He now lives and works in New Zealand with his wife.
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