Learn all the tips, tricks and techniques you need in order to paint beautiful scenes of boats and harbours in this inspiring and practical book. Terry Harrison explains that you don't need to be an expert on all things nautical to paint great boats and harbours, you just need to learn to paint what you see using the advice and exercises in this book. There is excellent advice on using photographs, painting reflections, rigging, sails, jetties and harbour walls, as well as boatyard clutter, beaches, estuaries, figures and all the varied moods of the sea. There are then 6 beautiful step-by-step projects including a tall ship at sea, Greek boats by a sunlit jetty, a river harbour, a sparkling lake, a ship at sunset and a harbour village.
Terry Harrison grew up in Norfolk, UK. His early art education was basic and he never dreamed that he would one day become an artist. At fifteen, Terry moved to Hampshire and, inspired by his brilliant art teacher, won a place at Farnham Art School at the age of sixteen. After graduating he became a graphic artist but continued to paint in his spare time. In 1984 Terry gave up his job to paint full time and never looked back, teaching and demonstrating his watercolour techniques throughout the world, developing his own range of brushes and paints and writing over 20 best-selling books that have been translated into many languages. Sadly, Terry passed away in 2017 but his legacy lives on. His gift for explaining his methods in an easy and accessible way has encouraged countless people to take up painting, and his beautiful works of art, inspired by the English countryside that he loved, will continue to be enjoyed by people all over the world.
Introduction 6 Materials 8 Showing your colours 12 Using photographs 14 Getting started 16 Reflections 20 Harbours 24 Rigging 28 Setting sail 30 Abandon ship! 34 On the waterfront 38 Jetty at Low Tide 44 Step-by-step Boatyard clutter 50 Beaches and estuaries 54 Adding life 60 Moods of the sea 64 Messing about in boats 72 Ship at Sea 80 Step-by-step Greek Boats 88 Step-by-step River Harbour 96 Step-by-step Evening Boats 104 Step-by-step Ship at at Sunset 110 Step-by-step Harbour Village 116 Step-by-step Index 128