This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all watercolour enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. Starting with advice on materials, colour and composition, it goes on to describe basic and more advanced techniques and the wonderful effects they can produce. Easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations show the reader how to paint skies, trees, water, buildings and flowers, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the seven featured artists, in a rich variety of styles.
Originally published as 'Working with Watercolour', this book uses material from the 'Leisure Arts' series.
Jackie Barrass worked in international banking for many years, before deciding to devote more time to her interest in art. Her expressive watercolours and works in other media can be seen in galleries and exhibitions around Surrey and in Hampshire where she lives. She now paints under the name of Jackie Walker. Richard Bolton is a professional watercolour artist who enjoys travelling and painting. He has written a number of successful art books from his visits around the world. He now lives and works in New Zealand with his wife.
1) Seven respected and well-loved authors share their expertise, offering a wide variety of styles for readers to admire and emulate. 2) A comprehensive guide to watercolour, including many techniques, styles and subjects. 3) Step-by-step photographs and clear instructions make watercolour painting accessible for beginners as well as more experienced painters.