The Duffer's Guide to Painting Watercolour Landscapes

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9780004133997: The Duffer's Guide to Painting Watercolour Landscapes

Following the success of Don Harrison’s previous book, Watercolour Troubleshooter, which has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide, this new book on landscape painting in watercolour is a no-nonsense guide that really gets down to basics.

In The Duffer’s Guide to Painting Watercolour Landscapes Don Harrison shows just how easy it can be to learn to paint effective and realistic landscapes in watercolour. With a simple and straightforward approach, using easy-to-follow step-by-step sequences, he teaches how to paint skies, mountains, boats, trees, bridges, buildings and figures in the landscape.

He starts with very simple exercises, painting individual features of the landscape in order to build up confidence, and then gradually shows the reader how to bring together all those elements to create a full landscape painting.

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If you have always longed to paint in watercolour, but have never been quite sure how to start, this book could be just what you're looking for. 'The Duffer's Guide to Painting Watercolour Landscapes' is a practical, no-nonsense guide that really gets down to basics. With a simple straightforward approach, using clear step-by-step sequences, Don Harrison shows just how easy it can be to learn to paint realistic landscapes in watercolour.

Don starts by explaining the most important aspect of colour mixing and introducing the reader to the key watercolour techniques. He then shows how to paint individual landscape features – skies, trees, figures, bridges, water, boats, mountains and buildings – with a series of very simple exercises designed to build up confidence and develop practical skills. For further encouragement, several step-by-step paintings are also featured, demonstrating how all the separate elements of a landscape can be successfully brought together in a finished watercolour.

From thse hesitant first steps to a successful finished painting – with'Duffer's Guide to Painting Watercolour Landscapes' it will be easier than you think.

About the Author:

Don Harrison is the author of Chromacolour and the very successful Watercolour Troubleshooter. He regularly holds workshops, art classes and seminars, and with his down-to-earth approach and popular presentations he has become a big favourite with leisure painters at exhibitions and art society demonstrations. He has also produced his own series of successful instructional painting videos.

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