In this best-selling book well-known TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw helps the beginner to master the popular art of watercolour painting. All the essentials are covered in a comprehensive, practical course of 28 lessons.
Starting with the basics, readers are encouraged to work through each lesson in turn, enabling them to gradually improve their technique and gain in confidence. Alwyn explains each process clearly and offers advice and encouragement at every stage.
The book is divided into different sections, each dealing with a specific aspect of watercolour painting, such as how to get started, simple exercises, drawing, painting, working outdoors and using photographs. Within each section is a series of practical lessons covering all the basic watercolour methods and techniques, and including many simple exercises. There are also several step-by-step painting demonstrations, with clear and detailed instructions.
A wide variety of subjects is featured throughout the book, including still life, trees, water, skies, flowers, buildings, people, boats and animals, and a gallery of finished painting provides additional ideas and inspiration.
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In this bestselling book (over 60,000 copies sold in hardback), well-known TV artist Alwyn Cranshaw helps you to master the popular art of painting in watercolour. He covers everything the beginner needs to know in this complete course of 32 lessons, with many step-by-step demonstrations.
The course is progressive and really does start with the basics. Readers are encouraged to work through each lesson in turn, in this way gradually improving their technique and gaining in confidence.
• 32 self-contained progressive lessons
• Simple exercises on brush control and how to use washes
• Advice on colours and how to mix them
• Basic exercises on drawing, measuring and perspective
• Hints on how to paint from your photographs
Alwyn Crawshaw has written over 25 books on art instruction, all published by Collins. He has a huge following among amateur painters and has made 8 successful TV series on Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel, as well as many videos on painting. Amongst other acheivements, Alwyn founded the Society of Amateur Artists, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a past president of the National Acrylic Painters’ Association. He regularly contributes to Leisure Painter magazine.
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Book Description Collins, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007164033