Painting Water in Watercolour

Painting Water in Watercolour

by Terry Harrison

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Overview

All watercolour landscape artists need to know how to paint water, and in this book Terry Harrison excels in demystifying the painting process. Here he shares his expert advice and no nonsense tips and techniques for producing quick, effective paintings of water. There are two- or three-step exercises for painting water in all its varied moods and situations, including ripples, reflections, puddles, streams, breaking waves, choppy water, surf, bridges, riverbeds, boats, and much more. There are then ten step-by-step demonstrations that can be produced in half an hour: a misty lake, track with puddles, ford, waterfall, lazy river, stormy sea, cliffs, fishing from a boat, sunset estuary and fishing boat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844489572
Publisher: Search Press
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Series: 30 Minute Artist
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 212,539
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Terry Harrison grew up in Norfolk. His early art education was basic and he never dreamed that he would become an artist. At fifteen, Terry moved to Hampshire and was inspired by a brilliant art teacher. He took O and A levels in art, then won a place at Farnham Art School at the age of sixteen. He became a graphic artist, but continued to paint in his spare time. In 1984 Terry gave up his job to paint full time. He demonstrates to artists' groups and teaches on painting holidays. He has also developed a range of his own brushes and paints. He is the author of many best selling books on painting with acrylics and watercolours. Terry now lives in the Cotswolds. www.terryharrisonart.com

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

How to use this book 8

Materials 10

Colour 14

Quick techniques 16

Painting ripples 16

Lifting out ripples 16

Reflections in still water 18

Wet on dry reflections 18

Puddles 20

Rippled reflections 22

Waterfall 24

Fast-flowing stream 26

The sea from the beach 28

Breaking waves 30

Painting choppy water 32

Lifting out choppy water 32

Crashing wave 34

Wave breaking on rock 36

Beach with surf 38

Masking the horizon 40

Sunset on the sea 42

Bridge 44

Building and reflection 46

Riverbed 48

Marsh 50

Boat 52

Sky reflection 54

Projects 56

Track with Puddles 56

Ford 60

Wooded Waterfall 64

Lazy River 68

Stormy Sea 72

Cliffs 76

Fisherman 80

Misty Lake 84

Fishing Boat 88

Sunset Estuary 92

Index 96

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Painting Water in Watercolour 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
merlyn63 More than 1 year ago
Best watercolor "text" purchase I've made --- The 30-minute format is very user friendly and Terry Harrison gives more than 20 exercises for practice so you can pace yourself and learn one a day or  ten a day. He concludes with several "projects" that incorporate the exercises you have previously learned. These evolve into full y developed paintings. I absolutely love the techniques he shares and the  tools, paints, etc. I wish all of the instructors I have taken classes from would include "how to" activities like his in their classes so they can then be used in larger paintings