The Artist's Watercolour Problem Solver

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9780007149483: The Artist's Watercolour Problem Solver

Published in association with The Artist magazine, this superbly illustrated book looks at many of the common problems encountered when using the popular painting medium of watercolour. Twelve well-known professional artists provide practical and straightforward expert solutions.

The Artist magazine is one of the most respected art magazines for amateur painters. This book, based on its popular problem solving column, offers expert advice of interest to every watercolour artist.

Watercolour is the most popular painting medium of all but many leisure painters find themselves held back by frustrating pitfalls. Here, a variety of professional artists provide helpful solutions to many of the most frequently asked questions. Superb illustrations help to ensure that the advice is not only practical and straightforward, but also inspiring.

Numerous topics are covered, including: finding new subjects, working from sketches, mixing watercolours effectively and portraying difficult subjects such as fabric and sunlight. A variety of popular subjects are also included, from landscapes and seascapes to still life, interiors, people, buildings and flowers.

Artists featured

John Lidzey, Ray Balkwill
Julie Collins, John Mitchell
Sally Fisher, Anuk Naumann
Gerald Green, Paul Riley
Barry Herniman, Tom Robb
Hilary Jackson, Judi Whitton

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Review:

'a rich source of ideas, styles and inspiration. Highly recommended.' -- Library Journal, November, 2003

From the Back Cover:

Watercolour offers enldess opportunities but it can be unpredictable and mastering the medium can prove a challenge. In this superbly illustrated boo, published in association with The Artist magazine, 12 professional artist look at the common problems that amateur painters face when painting with watercolours. Based on the long-running, much-admired Practical Problem Solver featured in the magazine, this varied collection provides straightforward advice and inpsired solutions to many of the most frequently asked questions from the series. The artists featured are:
• Ray Balkwill
• Julie Collins
• Sally Fisher
• Gerald Green
• Barry Herniman
• Hilary Jackson
• John Lidzey
• John Mitchell
• Anuk Naumann
• Paul Riley
• Tom Robb
• Judi Whitton

The Artist’s Watercolour Problem Solver includes numerous topics, such as finding inspiring subjects to paint, choosing a range of colours and using them to their best effect, creating impact through tone control and recognizing the point at which to stop work on a painting, allowing it to reach its greatest potential. With a wide spectrum of subjects ranging from people, flowers and still life, there is something to appeal to every painter, whatever their level of skill.

The variety of work by the featured artists adds a further dimension, offering a wonderful collection of paintings to enjoy and providing a rich source of inspiration for practising artists.

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