Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner

Overview

This popular book provides all the information you need to get started in watercolour painting. Full of clear, simple advice and more than 70 step-by-step demonstrations, Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner will teach even the least confident of beginners the skills and techniques needed to start painting.

In this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide, three professional artists explain all the basic watercolour techniques.

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Overview

This popular book provides all the information you need to get started in watercolour painting. Full of clear, simple advice and more than 70 step-by-step demonstrations, Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner will teach even the least confident of beginners the skills and techniques needed to start painting.

In this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide, three professional artists explain all the basic watercolour techniques.

Top TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw demonstrates the basic techniques including brushstrokes, colour mixing and depicting distance and foreground to get you started in watercolour.

Lecturer and Artist Sharon Finmark explains how you can paint realistic figures, covering scale and proportion, mixing convincing skin colours and portraying movement and light effectively.

Artist and teacher Trevor Waugh demonstrates techniques for painting animals - domestic, farmyard and wild. Starting with simple animal shapes, Trevor takes you through the rudiments of 3D shapes, tone and colour and the tricks of using foreshortening in your work.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

This is a compilation of three books by three fine British artists. Between 2000 and 2002, Collins published You Can Paint Watercolour(by Crawshaw), You Can Paint People in Watercolour(by Sharon Finmark), and You Can Paint Animals in Watercolour(by Trevor Waugh). Condensed into a single volume, the three make a good, inexpensive manual for beginners. There are basic techniques for brushstrokes, color mixing, and design, and instruction on tone, texture, pattern, and movement. Unfortunately, the emphasis on people and animals slights landscapes, still life, and architecture. Most collections will be better served by foundation courses like Elizabeth Horowitz's Watercolor for the First Time.
—Daniel Lombardo

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007236060
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 669,270
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Alwyn Crawshaw is the author of over 25 titles on art instruction and is the Founder of the Society of Amateur Artists, past President of the National Acrylic Painters Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Sharon Finmark is an experienced art teacher in all media but with specialism in life drawing. She has written several books on painting.

Trevor Waugh is a well-travelled popular painter whi runs very successful painting workshops. He has written several books on painting and has become known to a wide market through his greeting cards and prints.

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