Watercolour Step-By-Step: A Practical Guide to Watercolour Technique

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9780004128016: Watercolour Step-By-Step: A Practical Guide to Watercolour Technique

Acting as a personal tutor, the author of this book takes readers, step-by-step, through all the principles and techniques of watercolour painting. In this way, complete beginners to the medium can build up their confidence and skills gradually by being shown how to paint everything from landscapes and still life to animals and portraits. The book also includes information on planning pictures, making a picture and correcting mistakes.

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• Step-by-step instruction for all watercolour techniques
• Advice on planning all stages of your paintings
• Eight specially devised demonstration projects on popular themes
• Techniques for correcting your mistakes
• Tips on framing and displaying your pictures

Many people approach watercolour with some trepidation , believing it is more difficult to handle than oils and that once you have set brush to paper nothing can be changed or corrected. ' Watercolour Step-by-Step 'sets out to dispel these fears with clear, visual explanations and simple, enjoyable exercises that gradually build up your skills and confidence until you feel able to tackle a wide variety of subjects.

'Watercolour Step-by-Step ' acts as your personal teacher, guiding through all the principles and techniques of watercolour painting to enable you to paint everything from landscapes and still life to animals and portraits.

You'll begin by learning about materials and how to stretch paper, and then move on to a series of exercises that will teach you all of the basic watercolour techniques from laying a wash to building up layers of colour. You'll also learn how to assess your subject, and how to choose the most effective angle or view. When you feel confident about the basics you'll develop your skills by learning how to make initial sketches, how to create highlights, how to capture light and shade, and how to create special effects with a sponge, masking fluid and wax resist.

Eight specially devised demonstrations show you how to deal with the most popular subjects, from initial planning to finished painting. Each demonstration is followed by a gallery of paintings chosen to illustrate how different artists have approached that subject and how they have achieved specific effects.

Whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced painter, this practical step-by-step course will enhance your proficiency in painting in watercolour and free you to develop your own painting style.

About the Author:

Hazel Harrison is a practising artist, having studied painting at the Guildford School of Art and the Royal Academy School of Painting. She has written a number of art instruction books, including ‘An Introduction to Painting in Watercolour’, ‘The Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques’ and ‘The Oil Painter’s Question and Answer Book’.

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