Terry's Greatest Tips for Acrylic and Watercolour Artists


A compilation of Terry Harrison’s fantastic Top Tips for Acrylic Artists and Top Tips for Watercolour Artists, this book provides two chapters each containing over 100 tips for painting in either acrylics or watercolour.
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A compilation of Terry Harrison’s fantastic Top Tips for Acrylic Artists and Top Tips for Watercolour Artists, this book provides two chapters each containing over 100 tips for painting in either acrylics or watercolour.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844488025
  • Publisher: Search Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 393,097
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Harrison is a painter and the author of numerous bestselling technique books, including "Terry Harrison's Complete Guide to Watercolour Landscapes";" Terry Harrison's Sea & Sky in Watercolour"; "Terry Harrison's Watercolour Flowers"; "Terry Harrison's Watercolour Mountains, Valleys & Streams";" Terry Harrison's Watercolour Trees"; and "Terry's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists."
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Table of Contents

About the author 6

Tips for Acrylic Artists 8

Painting with acrylics 10

What to buy for acrylic painting 12

Transferring images 26

Colour 28

Using photographs 30

How to start 32

Watercolour techniques 34

Oil techniques 44

Using additives 54

Other ways of applying paint 58

Painting skies 62

Painting distance 66

Painting fields 68

Foregrounds 70

Painting trees 74

Painting mountains 78

Painting water 80

Painting coastal scenes 84

Painting buildings 90

Painting sno 96

Tips for Watercolour Artists 98

Watercolour painting 100

What to buy for watercolour painting 102

Colour 114

Using photographs 116

Mixing watercolours 118

Washes 120

Wet into wet 122

Wet on dry 124

Watercolour problems 126

Masking 128

Lifting out 132

Painting skies 134

Painting distance 138

Painting fields 140

Painting trees 142

Painting grasses 146

Painting flowers 148

Painting mountains 154

Painting water 156

Painting beaches 164

Painting rocks 166

Painting cliffs 167

Painting boats 168

Painting roofs 169

Painting walls 172

Painting windows 178

Painting doors 180

Stiles, gates and fences 182

Winter scenes 184

Adding life 188

Index 191

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