Learn to paint successful landscapes in watercolour right from the start, by following this structured, practical course. David Bellamy's Watercolour Landscape Course is unique in its approach in that it encourages amateur artists to paint pictures right from the start. Most art instruction books begin with exercises in making brush strokes or laying a wash, whereas here David Bellamy helps students to learn techniques by producing actual sketches, studies and watercolour paintings.
This carefully structured course is divided into three main sections:
practical aspects of watercolour painting, laying the foundation of good technique and offering close guidance along the way;
the second section is more challenging, requiring students to take a little more initiative and develop their own style;
and the third section shows how to paint the many different elements of the landscape, from skies, water and trees to buildings and mountains.
Throughout the book there are numerous practical exercises relating to topics covered in each chapter. These not only highlight the key points but also enable students to monitor their progress and enjoy each success. In addition, the are twelve demonstration paintings with clear, step-by-step details explaining how to paint a variety of landscapes in watercolour.