Watercolour Landscapes Step-by-Step

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Watercolour Landscapes Step-by-Step contains all the inspiration and guidance you need to paint landscapes in watercolour and includes expert advice from renowned artists including; Geoff Kersey, Wendy Jelbert, Arnold Lowrey, Barry Herniman, Ray Campbell Smith and Joe Downden.

This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of watercolour painting from materials and techniques through to planning, sketching and perspective. It contains expert tuition which will help you learn techniques such as - wet on wet, spattering, dry brushing, lifting out, using salt to create texture and mote! The step-be-step demonstrations will aid you in painting realistic water, skies, reflections and buildings, as well as creating mood and atmosphere. With nine beautiful projects to try, and numerous examples of the authors' work to inspire you, this is the ideal introduction to landscape painting for artists of all abilities.

160 page Paperback

204 x 260 mm

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  • Materials
  • Techniques
  • Colour
  • Tone
  • Composition
  • Planning a painting
  • Sketching
  • Perspective
  • Snow scene step-by-step
  • Trees
  • Water
  • Deep water step-by-step
  • Lively water step-by-step
  • Shallow water step-by-step
  • Sea and sky
  • Gower coast step-by-step
  • Reflections in the sand step-by-step
  • Buildings in the landscape step-by-step
  • Oast houses step-by-step
  • The fish market, Venice step-by-step
  • Mood and atmosphere
  • Frosty morning step-by-step
  • Index
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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.


This is another of Search Presss bind-ups of previous material and Im still not sure whether Ive reviewed it before or not or maybe in a slightly different guise. Theyve 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 its still sound and the reproduction is as fresh as it ever was, so this isnt 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, youd need to check for duplication but, equally, theres so much here, you probably wont 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.

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