Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner

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9780007184569: Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner

If you ever wanted to learn to paint, but were too nervous to have a go, this is the book for you. Full of clear, simple advice and practical tips, Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner will teach even the least confident of beginners the skills and techniques needed to start painting.

In this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide, 3 professional artists explain the basic watercolour techniques.

In Part One, Alwyn Crawshaw, popular TV artist and author of over 20 art instruction books, demonstrates basic techniques including:
• brushstrokes
• colour mixing
• making objects look 3D
• depicting distance and foreground
• painting simple buildings
• painting fruit, vegetables, flowers, skies, trees, landscapes and coastlines

In Part Two, lecturer and author Sharon Finmark explains how you can paint realistic figures, covering:
• scale and proportion
• mixing convincing skin colours
• painting from photographs
• painting single figures
• painting people in groups
• depicting movement and light

Finally, Trevor Waugh, popular watercolourist and teacher, demonstrates techniques for painting domestic, farmyard and wild animals. Starting with simple shapes, Trevor takes you through the basic rudiments of:
• 3D shapes
• tone and colour
• texture and pattern
• individual animal features
• movement
• foreshortening

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About the Author:

Alwyn Crawshaw is the author of over 25 titles on art instruction and is the Founder of the Society of Amateur Artists, past President of the National Acrylic Painters Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Sharon Finmark is an experienced art teacher in all media but with specialism in life drawing. She has written several books on painting.

Trevor Waugh is a well-travelled popular painter whi runs very successful painting workshops. He has written several books on painting and has become known to a wide market through his greeting cards and prints.

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Published by Collins (2004)
ISBN 10: 0007184565 ISBN 13: 9780007184569
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Collins, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007184565

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