This richly illustrated, highly informative compilation of four of the successful Watercolour Tips & Techniques books explores the versatility and beauty of watercolours in depth, and shows how to create all the elements for successful landscape painting. With over 20 detailed step-by-step demonstrations and a wealth of information, the authors cover every aspect of this exciting medium in an easy-to-follow, inspirational way.
Richard Bolton starts off with expert advice on all the techniques needed for creating good pictures, from laying initial washes to adding atmosphere and detail. Skies affect all the main aspects of a landscape, because they set the whole mood of a scene and Geoff Kersey follows on, showing how to capture a sense of place. Water is an important element and Joe Francis Dowden includes everything you need to know about streams, rivers, canals, seas and more. Finally, Janet Whittle shows how to paint flowers and plants in a whole range of different landscapes. This book is an invaluable addition to any artist's library, with the authors revealing secrets and offering excellent advice to anyone interested in this subject, whatever their skill levels.
This book comprises material from Painting Landscapes & Nature; Painting Flowers & Plants; Painting Skies and Painting Water.
Barry Herniman worked as a draughtsman and surveyor before emigrating to South Africa. He then took up a career in advertising and travelled throughout South America and the USA before returning to the UK in 1980. He worked with the Countryside Commission and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust before becoming a full-time student at the Gloucester College of Art and Technology where he gained a Higher Diploma in Information Design. He became a member of the Chartered Society of Designers in 1986 and formed his own graphics company in 1988. His first solo exhibition of watercolours was in Ross-0n-Wye in 1991 and he soon went on to pursue painting full time. He now travels extensively tutoring workshops and demonstrations and has had exhibitions in England, Canada and the USA. Barry won the Artist of the Year Award for the SAA in 2001 and the Harper Collins Award Patchings 2000. His hobbies include travelling, walking and playing the mandolin. Janet Whittle is a professional artist and qualified teacher who specialises in flowers and landscapes in watercolour and pastel. She exhibits regularly at the Westminster Galleries in London, and has also shown her work at the prestigious Mall Galleries and other international venues. Greeting cards bearing her work are widely available in Europe and the US and her prints are sold throughout the world. Janet Whittle has received awards from the major UK art groups, including the Society of Botanical Artists' Founder President's Honour in 1999, and the St. Cuthberts Mill Award for a picture of outstanding quality in 2001. Also in that year she won The Society of Flower Painters' Award for Excellence for their Jersey Exhibition. Geoff Kersey is an experienced watercolourist and is much in demand as a teacher and demonstrator. He lives and works in Derbyshire, where he has a studio, and he exhibits extensively. He has made many watercolour DVDs, contributes to various art publications and has written many bestselling watercolour books. www.geoffkersey.co.uk Joe 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 East Sussex, UK. www.joedowden.com