This book illustrates the challenges and rewards of painting with watercolour. Each project is accompanied by step-by-step colour photographs which clearly describe each stage of the painting. There are also numerous close-up shots showing you how to tackle specific details and specialist techniques.
The steps of each project are divided into three separate stages: First Strokes, Developing the Picture, and A Few Steps Further. These stages help you to reach the basic finishing point of each individual project, then progress ahead if you would like to take things a little further.
To help you plan your time effectively, each project lists the necessary materials required. You'll also find inspirational features that examine how the great artists of history have treated similar themes, plus suggestions on how you can adopt alternative approaches to the chosen subject.
- A host of inspirational projects to help you master the essentials of watercolour technique and composition, and also foster your own sense of artistic creativity.
- By following the clearly explained steps, you can bring a wide range of everyday subject matter to life - from landscapes and seascapes, to still life and portraits.
- Accompanying the projects are special features on the basics of art theory and technique, which all artists need to develop their skills.
- Helpful demonstrations of key artistic techniques enhance the watercolour projects - including washing on to watercolour paper, masking techniques and choosing the right paint brush.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 11 / 2002
- 224 x 287mm