With 3 colours, 3 brushes and this practical advice, you can start painting water scenes in watercolour with just 9 projects.
Even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before, professional watercolour teacher and artist Stephen Coates will show you how to paint lakes and rivers in watercolour using just three brushes, three colours, a plastic palette and a watercolour pad.
Using just red, blue and yellow paint Stephen shows you how to paint nine realistic watercolour scenes. There is no off-putting colour theory or long-winded mixing information, just a practical absolute beginner’s course that shows the three colours in action. Build your skills through each of the nine easy paintings, starting from the simplest of scenes and ending with a more challenging, stunning picture you’ll be proud to have painted.
There are step-by-step photographs for each project, clear instruction and advice throughout, and handy tips and jargon busters. Each of Stephen’s finished paintings is shown at full size for easy reference, which you can even use to trace from for a stress-free painting experience.
This is a straightforward, economical, practical progressive course to painting lakes and river scenes in watercolour.
Stephen uses the following paints and brushes in this book:
64 page paperback.
I tried taking up watercolors the other year but gave up in Frustration after a while as I just could not grasp it! I tried other book for beginners but they were too difficult and confusing. These books however are brilliant, they takeaway all the fuss and keep it simple, with 3 colors and 3 brushes, and explain everything from the very start. I've now fallen in love with watercolors again and can't wait to pick up my brushes. Jennifer Kenealy (Morecambe, United Kingdom) on 6 Jan 2020
very quick reading with lots of examples that can be easily followed and make sense for acquiring the fundamentals of watercolor Alexis Moore (Rutland, USA) on 29 May 2021
The projects are clear and useful
From the cover, the book shows what brushes and colors are needed
Short, simple and succinct, packed with information and encouragement Alexis Moore (Coral Gables, USA) on 20 Sep 2020