Watercolour: A step-by-step guide for absolute beginners (Collins You Can Paint)

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9780004133935: Watercolour: A step-by-step guide for absolute beginners (Collins You Can Paint)

The Collins You Can Paint series is designed with the absolute beginner in mind. Starting with the very basics, this book will help you to become the confident and skilled watercolour painter you have always wanted to be.


Full of easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, the Collins You Can Paint series will give even the most hesitant of beginners the enthusiasm and confidence to start painting in watercolour

All the instruction is broken down into really easy step-by-step exercises to help you to practise and build up your knowledge and expertise of painting gradually. For example, you learn how to paint a tree in three easy stages, then a cloudy sky and finally how to paint a simple foreground, so that in the end you can paint a complete landscape.

In this book Alwyn Crawshaw proves his famous TV motto ‘ Have a go, it’s easier than you think!’ With simple exercises he takes the reader by the hand and explains exactly how to paint all the separate features of a picture one-by-one. So, by the end of the book you feel that you really can produce a painting to be proud of.

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Have you always wanted to paint in watercolour? Now you can! Collins You Can Paint Watercolour will give even the most hesitant of beginners the enthusiasm and confidence to pick up a brush and have a go.

Alwyn Crawshaw takes the absolute beginner by the hand and starts by explaining basic watercolour techniques and how to mix colours. Then, with step-by-step exercises, he shows exactly how to paint the separate elements of a picture one by one.

You will learn how to paint simple still life subjects such as fruit, vegetables and flowers, and landscape features such as skies and trees. With stage-by-stage demonstrations to show you how to combine these features in a single painting, it won’t be long before you can produce watercolours to be proud of.

About the Author:

Alwyn Crawshaw is television’s No. 1 painter and has made seven popular TV series for Channel 4, all with accompanying books. Alwyn is author of 13 other art instruction books, all published by HarperCollins. He runs popular painting courses and holidays and is a regular contributor to the Leisure Painter magazine. Alwyn is Founder and President of the Society of Amateur Artists.

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