Collins Learn to Paint - Watercolour Landscapes

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9780004133263: Collins Learn to Paint - Watercolour Landscapes

Let expert painter and teacher David Bellamy show you how to paint wonderful watercolour landscapes. Part of the essential Learn to Paint series, featuring heavily illustrated step-by-step instruction.

'Learn to Paint' successful landscapes in watercolour right from the start, by following this structured, practical course by well-known artist David Bellamy.

David Bellamy's 'Watercolour Landscape Course' is unique in its approach in that it encourages amateur artists to paint pictures right from the start. Most art instruction books begin with exercises in making brush strokes or laying a wash, whereas here David Bellamy helps students to learn techniques by producing actual sketches, studies and watercolour paintings.

This carefully structured course is divided into three main sections: the first covers all practical aspects of watercolour painting, laying the foundation of good technique and offering close guidance along the way; the second section is more challenging, requiring students to take a little more initiative and develop their own style; and the third section shows how to paint the many different elements of the landscape, from skies, water and trees to buildings and mountains.

Throughout the book their are numerous practical exercises relating to topics covered in each chapter. These not only highlight the key points but also enable students to monitor their progress and enjoy each success. In addition, the are twelve demonstration paintings with clear, step-by-step details explaining how to paint a variety of landscapes in watercolour.

David Bellamy's love of the great outdoors is clearly reflected in his beautiful paintings, which perfectly capture the evocative moods of the landscape. For anyone who wishes to paint atmospheric landscapes in watercolour, David Bellamy's 'Watercolour Landscape Course' will provide both the instruction and the inspiration, as well as the real sense of achievement that is so essential to success.

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David Bellamy is well known for his atmospheric watercolour paintings, which can be found in private collections around the world, and is the author of several books published by HarperCollins. Highly regarded as a teacher of art, he has a tremendous following among amateur painters, runs extremely popular courses and workshops and has produced a number of successful videos on watercolour painting.

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