Previously published as Step-by-Step Leisure Arts: Water in Watercolour 9780855328450
Joe Dowden shows how to capture water in all its moods from quiet ponds and shallow puddles to babbling brooks and slow-moving rivers. Using over 80 step-by-step photographs and a variety of inspirational paintings, he clearly illustrates all the techniques - from laying an initial wash to adding the final details. There is clear information on what materials you need and on composition, using colour and on types of water. There are then clear step by step demonstrations on painting deep water, lively water and shallow water, and there are plenty of beautiful inspirational paintings besides. All watercolour landscape artists need to know how to paint water, and Joe Dowden is an expert teacher, showing how to create the effect of water of all kinds using simple techniques.
Joe Francis Dowden turned professional in 1982 and has since written many successful books and has been published by David & Charles, Sterling and Search Press. He has sold out at numerous "one man" shows and has exhibited his work throughout Britain. He lives in Worthing, East Sussex.
* A pocket-sized, handy format at an excellent price * Expert art tuition, building skills for beginners and providing inspiration and guidance for the more experienced artists wanting to improve their water painting * Five step by step painting projects taking readers through basic techniques and painting fundamentals