Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive resource for all watercolor enthusiasts, from beginners to experienced artists, this practical manual offers advice on materialsfrom how to shop for them and what quality factors are important to technical issues such as color and compositionbefore discussing watercolor techniques, such as composition, perspective, and tone. This collection includes some of the top professional voices in watercolor instruction and describes basic techniques along with advanced touches that add wonderful detailing effects. Each easy-to-follow lesson is accompanied by step-by-step demonstrations showing art students how to paint skies, trees, water, buildings, and flowers. For further study, each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the seven featured artists, each drawing on a rich variety of styles.
"Originally published in 2001 as Working with watercolour"--T.p. verso.
About the Author
Jackie Barrass is a watercolor artist whose work can be seen at the annual exhibitions by the Society of Women Artists in London. She is the author of "Light in Watercolour." Richard Bolton is a professional watercolor artist and the author of "Creative Watercolour Techniques" and "Painting Landscapes & Nature." Ray Campbell-Smith is a professional watercolor artist and the author of "Buildings in Watercolour," "Landscapes in Watercolour," "Painting Coastal Scenes," and "Perspectives." Frank Halliday works for Winsor & Newton, an art materials manufacturer, and is an adult education tutor who oversees workshops and residential watercolor painting courses. He is the author of "Laying a Watercolour Wash."William Newton is a professional artist specializing in watercolor and oil. He is the author of "Painting with Watercolours." Wendy Tait is a professional artist and the author of "Flowers in Watercolour," "Ready to Paint: Watercolour Flowers," and "Wild Flowers in Watercolour." Bryan A. Thatcher is a professional artist, an illustrator, a tutor, and the author of "Bryan Thatcher's Wet-into-Wet."