Hazel Soan's African Watercolours

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9780007143849: Hazel Soan's African Watercolours

Popular TV artist and teacher Hazel Soan is well known for her stunning watercolours of Africa. This superbly illustrated guide is both a safari through her beloved southern Africa and an instructional journey through a range of subjects, showing different ways to see and paint them.

Aimed at the more practised painter, Hazel Soan's African Watercolours is an ideal book for the reader looking to add adventure to their painting. Focusing on the popular medium of watercolour, Hazel travels through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, getting to know her destinations by painting them. As the journey unfolds, she presents a series of exciting painting projects.

The contents include:

Introduction: A Tale of Two Journeys
• Dramatic Seascapes: The Cape Peninsula Creating the third dimension
• The Desert in Flower: Namaqualand
Vibrant colour
• Red Dunes, Cool Mists: The Namib Desert
The strength of simplicity
• Desolate Coastline: The Skeleton Coast
Conveying an atmosphere
• Heat and Dust: Etosha
The suggestion of movement
• Rivers of Life: The Chobe River
Deep darks and reflections
• The Lake of Drowned Trees: Lake Kariba Exploring shape and line
• Kingdom of the Cats: The Kalahari Desert
Responding to the subject
• The Riches of Emptiness: The Karoo
Tapestries of texture
• Heartbeat of Africa: The People of the South
Breathing life into paintings

Both a stunning collection of watercolours and an invaluable source of expert instruction, Hazel Soan’s African Watercolours will inspire readers, wherever they paint.

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Review:

A trip down memory lane -- The Artist

This book will delight Hazel's fans, giving an insight into her adventurous life providing an excellent collection of her watercolours. -- Leisure Painter

From the Back Cover:

Popular TV artist Hazel Sloan is well known for her suberp watercolours of Africa. This richly illustrated guide is both a safari through her beloved southern Africa and a practical artistic journey through a range of subjects, showing different ways to see and paint them.

Aimed at the more practised painter, Hazel Sloan’s African Watercolours is an ideal book for the reader looking to add adventure to their painting -- whatever their subject and wherever they paint. Focusing on the popular medium of watercolour, Hazel travels through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, getting to know her destinations by painting them. As the journey unfolds, she looks at a range of painting topcis, such as using vibrant colour, conveying atmosphere and how to respond to the subject, illustrating these with evocative paintings of African landscapes, flowers, people, birds and animals. Her safari sketchbook paintings and anecdotal campfire tales add a personal touch that will delight readers.

Both an invaluable source of expert instruction and a superb collection of watercolours, this beautiful book will inspire all practising artists seeking an extra dimension to their work and will also give pleasure to the many who simply enjoy looking at Hazel’s paintings of Africa.

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