Alwyn Crawshaw's Watercolour Painting Course: A Step-by-step Guide to Success

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9780004125237: Alwyn Crawshaw's Watercolour Painting Course: A Step-by-step Guide to Success

Following a series of 32 lessons, this book illustrates the art of watercolour painting. The course is designed to be progressive in outlay as one lesson follows onto the next. Starting with simple lessons on brush control and how to use washes, Alwyn Crawshaw guides the beginner through the basic methods and techniques of painting in watercolour, explaining each process and offering practical advice at every stage. Useful feature of this book are the sections which explain what can go wrong with watercolour work. These consist of a number of different painting exercises which illustrate the common pitfalls and how to avoid them. The final section of the book contains a series of step-by-step painting demonstrations, with full instructions, and an inspirational gallery of finished paintings.

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In this bestselling book (over 60,000 copies sold in hardback), well-known TV artist Alwyn Cranshaw helps you to master the popular art of painting in watercolour. He covers everything the beginner needs to know in this complete course of 32 lessons, with many step-by-step demonstrations.

The course is progressive and really does start with the basics. Readers are encouraged to work through each lesson in turn, in this way gradually improving their technique and gaining in confidence.

CONTENTS INCLUDE:
• 32 self-contained progressive lessons
• Simple exercises on brush control and how to use washes
• Advice on colours and how to mix them
• Basic exercises on drawing, measuring and perspective
• Hints on how to paint from your photographs

About the Author:

Alwyn Crawshaw has written over 20 books on art instruction, all published by HarperCollins. He has a huge following among amateur painters and has made 8 successful TV series on Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel, as well as many videos on painting. Amongst other acheivements, Alwyn founded the Society of Amateur Artists, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a past president of the National Acrylic Painters’ Association. He regularly contributes to Leisure Painter magazine.

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