The world's first truly interactive art instruction book, The Watercolour Wheel Book will help anyone who wants to paint in watercolour to produce quality art in days. It begins with a look at the equipment you will need to get started and then describes the basic principles of colour mixing and applying colour.
The book presents a series of eight step-by-step projects designed to teach you the most rewarding watercolour techniques, such as laying flat and graduated washes, working wet-in-wet and wet-in-dry, masking out, lifting off, and sponging, all applied to subjects from still lifes to landscapes, and from buildings to woodland. By working through the projects, you will increase your knowledge and confidence and will be able to produce satisfying watercolour art.
Each project also introduces and illustrates the most important technique for the project and gives at-a-glance advice on colour mixing. The colour wheel on the jacket allows mixes to be immediately visible, for successful paintings every time.
John Barber is a professional artist and designer whose work has been published by many leading publishers worldwide. His interest in art and design have led to diverse commissions, including model-making for film and TV, sculpture, and stained glass design, in addition to painting. He has lectured widely on Turner and Rembrandt, and regularly teaches painting courses near Flatford Mill in Suffolk and in La Rochefoucauld, France. John lives in London. He is the author of The Watercolor Wheelbook, Color Pencil Wheel Book, Oil Paint Color Wheel Book, Acrylics Color Wheel Book, and Pastel Color Wheel Book.