Collins Learn to Paint - Skies in Watercolour

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9780007182923: Collins Learn to Paint - Skies in Watercolour

This best-selling title will be relaunched in September 04 with a fresh new cover design. Ron Ranson has a huge following among amateur painters and skies are a fundamental element of any landscape painting, essential in creating atmosphere.

Learning how to paint impressive skies can enable artists to produce landscape paintings that are full of vitality and atmosphere. In Learn to Paint Skies in Watercolour experienced teacher Ron Ranson provides plenty of practical advice on how to achieve this. He gives guidelines on techniques, colour and aspects of composition, as well as tips on working on location and in the studio.

Contents include:

• guidelines on choosing materials and equipment
• descriptions of basic cloud formations
• simple sky exercises
• advice on creating atmosphere
• using a camera to provide good reference
• stage-by-stage demonstration paintings

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From the Back Cover:

Discover the excitement of 'painting skies in watercolour' under the expert guidance of well-known professional artist and teacher Ron Ranson.

Colour: helpful advice on choosing your palette and mixing colours

Techniques: Close-up details showing how different effects are achieved

Techniques: Close-up details showing how different effects are achieved

This easy-to-follow guide includes everything you need to know to get started on this absorbing pastime:
• Advice on equipment and materials
• Hints, tips and techniques
• Simple exercises
• Step-by-step demonstrations

About the Author:

Ron Ranson is a successful artist, teacher and well-established author of over 20 best-selling art instruction books, including Watercolour Landscapes from Photographs. He has a huge following among amateur painters and travels extensively, running painting workshops in Europe, Scandinavia, the USA, South Africa and Australia.

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