Painting light and shadows is crucial to making paintings come alive, whether landscapes, interiors or still life. With advice from artist Lucy Willis, this book aims to show readers how to depict light when painting with watercolour. It contains exercises, projects and step-by-step demonstrations.
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Lucy Willis shows you how to capture the magical quality of light in your water-colours with:
• practical information on water-colour techniques
• many step-by-step demonstrations
• suggestions on where to look for ideas and inspiration
Lucy Willis is renowned for her ability to portray light in her paintings. All painters in water-colour aspire to capture the effects of light in their work and in 'Light in Watercolour' Lucy provides invaluable advice on how artists can recreate this quality for themselves.
Drawing on many years of experience, Lucy Willis shows the artist how to produce paintings full of light and space – whether you decide to paint outside on a summer's morning or indoors with candlelight as your only light source. The subject is discussed in-depth and the book includes many exercises and step-by-step demonstrations for painters to try out in their own time.
Lucy also provides suggestions on where to look for ideas and inspiration – how to spot potential subject matter; occasional use of material from sketchbooks and photographs; working from memory; and, for the more adventurous painter, working from the imagination. A wide range of subject matter is also covered – still life, landscapes, figures and portraits, flowers, water and reflections.
'Light in Watercolour' is ideal for the painter who wants to create a sense of light, space and atmosphere in their work, as well as the armchair artist wishing to own a wonderful record of Lucy Willis' water-colour paintings.
Sally Bulgin gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting and art history at Reading University, before being awarded a Master of Arts in art history, and later a PhD for her research thesis on 1960's British abstract painting and sculpture by the Courthauld Institute, London University.
She is currently editor of 'The Artist' magazine, vice-president of the National Acrylic Painters Association, honorary vice-president of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and a patron of the Birmingham Pastel Exhibition. She is also author of 'Acrylics Masterclass' and 'Oils Masterclass', both published by HarperCollins.About the Author:
Lucy Willis has a large following in both the UK and the USA. She has had numerous solo exhibitions at the Chris Beetles Gallery in London’s West End and at many other prestigious galleries in the UK. She regularly writes for ‘The Artist’ magazine and teaches on their workshops and painting holidays.
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Book Description Collins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110004129768
Book Description Collins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0004129768