Watercolour Landscapes From Photographs

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9780007121663: Watercolour Landscapes From Photographs

Ron Ranson is a very successful artist and author of over 20 best-selling art instruction books. One of the most popular subjects on his worldwide painting courses is painting landscapes from photographs, whether holiday photos, or ones taken specially for the purpose.

Ron Ranson does not advocate copying directly from photographs, and emphasizes that the camera’s role should be that of servant rather than master. In this book he explains how to use reference photographs of favourite landscapes and then shows how to distil the essence of the scene in your painting, without putting too much detail into the watercolour. He includes photographic examples of landscapes he has painted around the world and describes what he eliminated in his painting, what he changed in the composition and what techniques were needed to ensure a successful result. Contents include:

The camera as the artist’s tool
• Composition in watercolour
• Tonal sketches
• Painting skies, water and flowers
• Figures in the landscape
• Buildings in the landscape
• The four seasons

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In 'Watercolour Landscapes from Photographs' Ron Ranson shows how to interpret photographs creatively in order to paint watercolours that are fresh, exciting and original. Several practical projects are included, as well as essential advice on:
• taking suitable reference
• composing your watercolours
• making tonal sketches
• painting skies, trees, water, flowers, figures and buildings.

About the Author:

Ron Ranson is a very popular artist, teacher and well-established author of over 20 best-selling art instruction books. He travels extensively, running workshops all over the world, writes regularly for Leisure Painter magazine, and has made a number of successful videos on a variety of painting subjects.

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Ranson, Ron
Published by Collins (2001)
ISBN 10: 0007121660 ISBN 13: 9780007121663
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Collins, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007121660

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