This comprehensive guide to painting landscapes in watercolour features the expert tuition of 6 renowned watercolourists. It covers materials, colour, watercolour techniques such as wet into wet, spattering, dry brush, lifting out and using salt, composition, planning a paintingk sketching, perspecive, tone and painting trees, water, seas, skies and buildings, as well as mood and atmosphere. There are eleven beautiful step by step demonstrations.
Publisher: Search Press Ltd
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 280 x 220 x 13 mm
This is another of Search Press's bind-ups of previous material and I'm still not sure whether I've reviewed it before or not - or maybe in a slightly different guise. They've got very good at this latterly and, rather than obvious joins where one book ends and another begins, the whole thing is now seamless. The material may not be new, but it's still sound and the reproduction is as fresh as it ever was, so this isn't resurrecting a corpse but bringing excellent material to a potential new audience at a very affordable price. As well as some technical pieces on things like perspective and composition, demonstrations from popular authors cover trees, water, snow, buildings and so on (and on). If you have other books by these authors, you'd need to check for duplication but, equally, there's so much here, you probably won't be getting too much cross-over. If you only have a small library and are on a budget into the bargain, you could do a great deal worse than invest in this.* Artbookreview.net *
This new compilation offers a comprehensive guide to painting landscapes in watercolour, showing the results achievable with very different painting styles. There is information on materials, colour mixing, techniques - including spattering and dry brush, sketching, composition, perspective and tone. Eleven step-by-step demonstrations put all this information into practice.* Leisure Painter, The *
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