An exciting, practical series which captures all the beauty and versatility of watercolor. Leading artists show how you can increase your skills to create glowing, unique pictures, rich in color, depth and atmosphere.
Arnold Lowrey has been painting in a variety of media for over twenty-five years. His motivation has been the use of light in painting, but he now experiments more with color and texture. His seascapes are especially vibrant and full of movement. Arnold also likes painting still life, landscapes, portraits and abstracts. He exhibits his paintings in Wales and London. Arnold holds regular weekend workshops and weekly painting courses, residential watercolor courses and demonstrations for Art Societies. He is also a painting demonstrator for several art material suppliers.
This richly illustrated, highly informative compilation of four of the successful Watercolor Tips & Techniques books explores the versatility and beauty of watercolors in depth. With 20 detailed step-by-step demonstrations and a wealth of information, the authors cover every aspect of this exciting medium in an easy-to-follow, inspirational way. Using his vibrant and colorful palette, Arnold Lowrey starts off with expert advice on all the techniques needed for creating interesting pictures, from laying initial washes to adding interest and detail. Wendy Jelbert follows on, showing how to transform sketches into finished paintings, with advice on capturing special moments, creating light and shade and recording happy memories. Perspective is an important part of the painting process and Geoff Kersey shows how to create an impression of depth and distance using dramatic skies and elements in the landscape. Finally, Barry Herniman explores the effects of sunlight, shadows, mist and stormy skies on a range of popular subjects. This book is an invaluable addition to any artist's library, with the authors revealing the secrets and delights of capturing many different subjects from early morning landscapes to rural buildings, seascapes and more.
Learn how to paint exquisite flower portraits in watercolor, following Billy Showell's highly detailed, step-by-step instructions. Packed with stunning pictures and technical advice, this book is truly inspirational.
Billy Showell's exquisite and technically brilliant watercolor flower portraits are beautifully presented in this highly informative, lavishly illustrated book. Packed with information on drawing and painting techniques, color mixing and composition, it is an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration for anyone who wants to develop their flower painting skills, whether or not they have any previous experience.
- Author is a well-known and well-respected watercolour artist
- Detailed techniques sections and step-by-step projects
- Highly illustrated
Wendy Jelbert begins this book by asking the question "why sketch?" Her answer is that it is the best way to record inspirational scenes and to capture special moments. Through a series of step-by-step projects Wendy demonstrates how to develop your sketching skills and to transform a sketch into a finished painting. Everything is covered from capturing detail, composition and texture to making the most of your sketchbooks. Many of Wendy's finished paintings and the sketches that inspired them are included throughout the book.
Using easy-to-follow step-by-step demonstrations and many different paintings, Ray Campbell Smith shows how to create stunning paintings full of atmosphere and feeling.
- Using color
- Techniques Skies
- Woods and trees
- Fishing settlements
- Industrial scenes
- Ariel perspective
- Coastal scenes
- Rocky shoreline
- Piers and jetties
- Lost horizon
About Ray Campbell Smith
Ray Campbell Smith is a well-respected and well-known professional artist
Everything you want to know about painting flowers and plants - a complete inspirational course for all those interested in capturing the beauty of poppies, daisies, snowdrops, irises and more.
In this bright and colorful book Janet Whittle covers many creative techniques for capturing the beauty of flowers and plants - wet-in-wet, wet-in-dry, negative painting, masking, lifting out, glazing and more. She also looks at detailing the finer parts of flowers such as veining and stamens. Janet's paintings are characterized by their lively backgrounds and her vibrant palette and she gives guidance on painting backgrounds as well as on composition. Clear step-by-step projects on snowdrops, poppies and daisies are included and many other flowers are depicted in examples of Janet's finished work.
About Janet Whittle
Janet Whittle is a professional artist and qualified teacher who specializes in flowers and landscapes in watercolor and pastel. She exhibits regularly at the Westminster Galleries in London, and has also shown her work at the prestigious Mall Galleries and other international venues. Greeting cards bearing her work are widely available in Europe and the US and her prints are sold throughout the world. Janet Whittle has received awards from the major UK art groups, including the Society of Botanical Artists' Founder President's Honour in 1999, and the St. Cuthberts Mill Award for a picture of outstanding quality in 2001. Also in that year she won The Society of Flower Painters' Award for Excellence for their Jersey Exhibition.
Using many creative and useful tips, Richard Bolton concentrates on all the elements of the landscape as he shows how to create skies, trees and foliage, water, hills and mountains, snow, figures, animals and more. Exploring the unique qualities of the medium he teaches all the essential techniques, encouraging artists to experiment and improve their skills.
The glowing transparency and spontaneity of watercolor makes it an ideal medium for exploring the effects of sunlight, shadows, mist, stormy skies and more. Easy techniques for creating realistic effects are demonstrated in a series of stunning demonstrations. In his enthusiastic and practical manner, Barry Herniman guides you through all the different stages, revealing paintings rich in atmosphere, from tranquil river scenes and misty woodlands to dramatic landscapes and inspiring seascapes. This book is packed with useful tips and easy-to-follow techniques, each accompanied by beautiful paintings to inspire and help improve skills. Artists can learn how to apply these techniques to their own work to create original and unique watercolor paintings that almost spring to life.
Geoff Kersey shares his mastery of watercolor techniques in this fascinating and detailed guide to painting skies in landscapes. Clear step by step photographs and many useful tips show how to create six paintings with remarkable skies, from a clear winter sky over a snowy landscape to a stormy sky to a spectacular sunset in Venice.
Geoff Kersey shares his mastery of watercolor techniques in this detailed and fascinating guide to painting skies in landscapes. Beginning with invaluable advice on sketching, using photographs, color and mastering sky painting techniques, he goes on to demonstrate six beautiful paintings with remarkable skies. Learn how to paint a clear winter sky over a crisp snowscene, a sky reflected in water, a stormy sky, a sunset in Venice and more. Both beginners to watercolor and experienced painters will benefit from this essential guide to painting skies.
- Using photographs
- Clear Sky in Winter (step by step)
- Cloud Shadows (step by step)
- Sky and Water (step by step)
- Stormy Sky (step by step)
- Mist and Atmosphere (step by step)
- Venice (step by step)
About Geoff Kersey
Geoff Kersey is an experienced watercolorist and is much in demand as a teacher and demonstrator. He lives and works in Derbyshire where he has a studio, and he exhibits extensively. He has made two watercolor videos and contributes to various art publications.
Everything you want to know about painting water in all its moods is contained in this easy-to-follow guide - a complete inspirational course for all those interested in capturing the beauty and atmosphere of landscapes and seascapes.
Watercolor is an exciting and versatile medium. and beautiful waterscapes full of light and atmosphere can be created with loose, transparent washes, or by overlaying colors. In clear, simple-to-understand terms Joe Francis Dowden clearly illustrates all the techniques that are needed to create different types of water. Using a series of practical step-by-step demonstrations, he illustrates how to paint puddles, shallow water, rippling rivers, white water, a seascape and more. Each stage is clearly explained, with helpful tips and a wealth of information on composition, perspective, capturing tone, color, texture and detail. Before you realize it you will be painting your own beautiful paintings - with this fresh, innovative book.
- Painting water
- Puddles in a lane - demonstration
- Rippling river - demonstration
- White water -demonstration
- Shallow water - demonstration
- Seascape - demonstration
About Joe Francis Dowden
Joe Francis Dowden turned professional in 1982 and has since written many successful books and has been published by David & Charles, Sterling and now Search Press. He has sold out at numerous "one man" shows and has exhibited his work throughout Britain. He lives in Worthing, East Sussex.
From sketches through to final paintings, Geoff Kersey shows how to incorporate linear and aerial perspective, how to create depth and distance with light and shade, and how to breathe a sense of realism into a picture. Flat, dull landscapes can be changed into vibrant scenes full of life with sunlight and shadows; distance can be enhanced by placing warm colors in the foreground and cool colors in the background; foreground detail and soft background images can lead your eye into a picture. There are many more tricks which can be used to create an illusion of a three dimensional scene. Fields, trees, roads, rivers, bridges, buildings, harbors - whatever the subject you will need to learn about perspective, depth and distance.
Everything you want to know about how to start painting is contained in this easy-to-follow guide - a complete inspirational course for the beginner.
Arnold Lowrey offers an invigorating and creative introduction to the medium and in clear, simple-to-understand terms he explores the materials you will need to start painting. Using a vibrant and colorful palette, he clearly illustrates all the techniques from laying initial washes and capturing atmosphere to adding interest and detail - and includes a series of step-by-step demonstrations to build up skills. Before you realize it you will be painting your own beautiful paintings - with this fresh, innovative introduction to watercolors.
About Arnold Lowrey
Arnold Lowrey has been painting in a variety of media for over twenty-five years. His motivation has been the use of light in painting, but he now experiments more with color and texture. His seascapes are especially vibrant and full of movement. Arnold also likes painting still life, landscapes, portraits and abstracts. He exhibits his paintings in Wales and London.Arnold holds regular weekend workshops and weekly painting courses, residential watercolor courses and demonstrations for Art Societies. he is also a painting demonstrator for several art material suppliers.