Easy tips for buying and using materials, mixing colours, creating texture and correcting mistakes, as well as for painting skies, fields, trees, water, roofs, winter scenes and much more. Terry demystifies the painting process, reveals his secrets and shows how to produce perfect pictures every time.
This title was previously published as Terry's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists. In this new easy-to-use flexibinding format with an updated design, the books in the Watercolour Artists' Pocket Books series bring you the best tips from some of Search Press's leading authors.
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 8 What to buy 10 Colour 22 Using photographs 24 Mixing watercolours 26 Washes 28 Wet into wet 30 Wet on dry 32 Watercolour problems 34 Masking 36 Lifting out 40 Painting skies 42 Painting distance 46 Painting fields 48 Painting trees 50 Painting grasses 54 Painting flowers 56 Painting mountains 62 Painting water 64 Painting beaches 72 Painting rocks 74 Painting cliffs 75 Painting boats 76 Painting roofs 77 Painting walls 80 Painting windows 84 Painting doors 86 Stiles, gates and fences 88 Winter scenes 90 Adding life 94 Index 96