Collins Learn to Paint - Outdoors in Watercolour

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9780007199105: Collins Learn to Paint - Outdoors in Watercolour

This best-selling title will be relaunched in June 05 with a fresh new cover design. Many leisure painters prefer to paint outdoors, finding it both challenging and inspirational. In this book well-known and respected TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw provides an essential introduction to this exciting subject.

There is something particularly appealing about painting outdoors, surrounded by a never-ending range of subjects, all of which can vary from one moment to the next according to the weather and the time of day. Here Alwyn Crawshaw provides plenty of practical advice about painting on location and explains all the basic techniques you will need to know.

The book includes many practical exercises and step-by-step demonstration paintings of a variety of different subjects, including landscapes, buildings, animals, people, water and boats. There are also useful sections on drawing with a brush, composing a picture, using pen and wash, simplifying nature and recording your holiday.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET STARTED FROM TOP TV ARTIST ALWYN CRAWSHAW

Discover the excitement of painting outdoors in watercolour under the expert guidance of well-known TV artist 'Alwyn Crawshaw'

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
• Helpful advice on choosing your palette and mixing colours
• Close-up details showing brushstrokes and paint textures

About the Author:

Alwyn Crawshaw is the author of over 20 books on art instruction, all of which are published by HarperCollins. He has a huge following among leisure painters and has had 7 successful TV series on Channel 4. He has also made many successful videos on painting. He is Founder of the Society of Amateur Artists and President of the National Acrylic Painters Association. He runs popular painting holidays and courses, and regularly gives lectures and demonstrations to painting groups.

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