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Deals with a practical art - water colours.
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In this From Scratch series, professional fine artist Paul Taggart enthusiastically guides those new to painting or painters switching from another medium.
Tutorials in Watercolours From Scratch demonstrate what can be achieved with a basic kit of six paints, a few brushes, and a palette and watercolour paper.
A successful introduction to watercolour painting can only be achieved through understanding the basics of these materials, putting them into practice and exploiting their characteristics.
Discover how scuffs and scumbles on a textured surface help to establish the rhythms of a lively landscape.
Learn to exploit subtle and powerful mixes of colour to achieve the contrast and vibrancy of a vase full of flowers.
Observe how a beached boat on still waters relies on brush-strokes to capture reflections in the water and patterns on the shoreline.
Note the play of light across a wild holly tree – attained through exploiting the transparency of watercolour paints.
I conceived this From Scratch series to provide the grounding people should have when starting out in painting and each book is based on the questions most frequently asked of me.
Which Paints Do I Need?
Many painters are not able to get the proper advice early on and consequently find themselves with inappropriate paints.
Why Do I Need A Brush?
I return to basics and look at what the most common shapes do best, what the brushes should be made of and why.
Why Do I Need A Palette?
This simple piece of equipment is as important a tool as brushes and paints and when fully exploited will definitely enrich any painting experience.
What is so special about Watercolour paper?
Should the wrong paper be used, no matter how well the techniques of watercolour painting have been mastered, the artist will run into trouble.
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Which paints do I need?
What are pastels?
Why do I need a brush?
Why do I need a palette?
What is so special about a painting surface?
Why should I bother with colour mixing?
With over thirty years experience of working with people who paint for pleasure, professional fine artist Paul Taggart makes no assumptions on behalf of those approaching him for guidance.
Seemingly very basic, these questions are, in fact, amongst those most frequently put to him and form the basis of this series of books, where Paul starts From Scratch.
As always, Paul Taggart demonstrates the subject from a different angle, knowing that the best way to help someone learn a new skill, is through alternative approaches. Each book tackles the basic materials, putting them into practice, getting to grips with colour and colour mixing, before moving onto a series of projects.
Through his unique Artstrips©, Paul Taggart is able to impart detailed instructions on materials and demonstrate the most basic of techniques, as well as those that can only be passed on visually. When combined with exercises and stage-by-stage compositions these amount to substantial tutorials.
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