A Brush with Art: A Beginner?s Guide to Watercolour Painting (A Channel Four Book)

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9780004126463: A Brush with Art: A Beginner?s Guide to Watercolour Painting (A Channel Four Book)

Channel 4 will be showing Alwyn Crawshaw's series "A Brush with Art" in October 1991. In this illustrated book, the author describes how he painted 12 different landscape paintings in watercolour while on location. In each of the 12 lessons, which tie in closely with the 12 programmes, he demonstrates a different technique and then uses it within that painting. There are also easy-to-follow demonstrations and handy painting hints and tips throughout.

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WITH THIS EASY-TO-FOLLOW GUIDE BASED ON HIS SUCCESSFUL TV SERIES, WELL-KNOWN PAINTER ALWYN CRAWSHAW REMOVES THE MYSTERY FROM WATERCOLOUR PAINTING AND ENCOURAGES YOU TO HAVE A GO

In this book, which accompanies the Channel 4 TV series ' A Brush with Art', Alwyn Crawshaw sets out to remove some of the mystique of painting and to inspire even the most hesitant of beginners to 'have a go'. Alwyn's warm and enthusiastic personality makes him the ideal teacher and he shows that painting can be easier than you think.

For the many people who would love to paint but don't know where to start, help is at hand. 'A Brush with Art' takes you through the various stages of watercolour painting in an entertaining and easy-to-follow way. Each of the 12 sections is a self-contained lesson, featuring a different location and how to paint it successfully in watercolour. Alwyn demonstrates the different techniques required in each case and then shows how to use them to build up a painting.

Alwyn gives advice on all the essential aspects of watercolour painting – mixing colours and laying a wash, sketching, composing a picture, portraying light and shade, tonal values and perspective – introducing these gradually to instil a growing confidence in the beginner. With Alwyn to guide you, you'll find that in no time you are producing watercolour paintings to be proud of.

About the Author:

Alwyn Crawshaw has written over 25 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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