Paint Pad Poster Book: Country Scenes
5 Beautiful Pictures to Frame or Paint
Five landscapes, including a snowy River Esk and a Tuscan farmhouse, are outlined on watercolour paper in this large pack, with stage-by-stage instructions showing how to paint each one. Details are given about which colours and brushes to use, and high-quality posters of the images are also enclosed.
Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (1733–1794)
A Very English Swiss
A versatile painter, whose works included topography, book illustration and social satire, Grimm moved to England at 35 and travelled extensively throughout the country, often showing scenes and sites that had been unrecorded. Over two centuries later, his art offers an insight into the pre-industrialized land, and the 92 images reproduced in this catalogue, which also contains a comprehensive account of his career, include Georgian Bath, a military camp in Hyde Park and depictions of rural life.
Travels with Watercolour
For many years, Lucy Willis, in collaboration with The Artist magazine, led groups on painting expeditions as far afield as India and Zanzibar. Drawing on her experience, this book offers a practical guide to painting on location, covering subjects such as landscapes, gardens, water, buildings and people, as well as ideas for planning a painting trip and how to ‘finish off’ sketches and photographs on your return.
The Art of David Jones
Vision and Memory
Although David Jones (1895–1974) is now acknowledged as a great Modernist poet, his early training and vocation was in art, and throughout his life he combined word and image in work of great originality. Illustrated with 150 reproductions of engravings, drawings, watercolours and inscriptions, this study focuses on the key themes and sources of Jones’s artistic and intellectual inspiration to provide an accessible introduction to a complex artist and an appreciation of his visual language and symbolism.
Glimpses of Eternity
Watercolours of Westminster Abbey
Asked to record the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, Alexander Creswell began a series of watercolour paintings of Westminster Abbey, its chapels and cloisters, architectural details, and views from the Triforium and Organ Loft. Some 40 watercolours are reproduced here, with commentaries by the artist.
The Practical Encyclopedia of Watercolour
Wendy Jelbert and Ian Sidaway, both experienced artists and instructors, present an accessible introduction to painting in watercolour, with over 25 practical projects as well as a guide to basic materials and techniques. Both sections feature step-by-step photographs illustrating technique and showing the authors’ own works in progress. The projects are designed to use and practise different watercolour skills and are arranged in sections on painting skies, water, trees, flowers, still lifes, buildings and people.
Flying the Nest
The Early Days of Britain's Best-Loved Animals
This celebration of Britain’s favourite animals and their offspring contains over 50 watercolours by zoologist Hannah Dale, portraying the young of Britain's best-loved birds and animals, both wild and domesticated. The selection ranges from fox cubs dozing in a tangled heap to a peacock chick displaying its tiny tail feathers. All are accompanied by descriptions of the creatures and their early days.
Paint with the Watercolour Masters
A Step-by-Step Guide to Materials and Techniques for Today's Artists
This practical guide for both beginners and experienced practitioners introduces the methods and materials of watercolour painting and places the art form into historical context, using as examples the works of artists including Glover, Dürer and Sargent. In addition to advice on tools and supplies, there are demonstrations of specific techniques, with detailed instructions for experimenting with the methods of masters such as Cézanne, Turner and Mondrian.
Sunlight & Shadows in Watercolour
Lucy Willis, herself an award-winning artist, uses her own watercolours on every page of this practical guide to demonstrate and explain various techniques. Starting with a sketch or a photograph, painting indoors or out, in all weathers and at different times of day, she offers advice on how shadows and the effects of light on objects and landscapes can create atmosphere in a painting.
Design and Colour in Watercolour
After studying at the Glasgow School of Art and working in fabric design, Michelle Scragg returned to her first love, painting, and became a successful artist. In this book she explains her adventurous approach to watercolour and her love for colour and design. Richly illustrated with Scragg's own work, the book discusses the basic skills and strengths of watercolour, the use of bold colour, the value of drawing, the art of translating painting into fabric design, and studio practice.
Edward Bawden in the Middle East
Edward Bawden made two tours of duty in the Middle East during the Second World War as one of the British Army's first Official War Artists. It was a significant developmental period for Bawden, who was already an established printmaker and designer - the Middle Eastern watercolours transformed his standing among his contemporaries. Along with high-quality reproductions of these works, Nigel Weaver and Robin O'Neill provide commentaries on Bawden and on the political and military contexts in which he was working.