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, helping 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.
Being Bold with Watercolour
Celebrated watercolour artist Annette Kane uses examples of her own confident and powerful work to demonstrate direct application of watercolour paint, rather than the traditional build-up of layers. Including advice on brushes, paints and papers to use, she describes techniques from how to create texture and express colour to ways of observing light and shade, and encourages readers to develop their own unique style.
Five Ways to Rescue Desperate Watercolors
Susan Webb Tregay presents a practical guide to 'rescuing' watercolour paintings that seem to have gone hopelessly wrong and from would-be disasters, creating successful works. With many before-and-after examples that show her techniques in action, and stressing the need for flexibility and daring, Tregay explains five steps to achieving success: correct any disliked elements, break up boring spaces, enrich with colour, unify values and colour, and add something surprising.
St Ives Artist – Man of Vision
Borlase Smart (1881–1947) was a painter who settled in St Ives, Cornwall, after serving in the First World War. There he played a pivotal role in supporting and encouraging the younger artists who arrived over the following years and created the Modernist colony that was to become so influential. This book tells the story of his contributions to the artistic and wider community, as well as exploring the work that made him an accomplished artist in his own right.
June and Alwyn Crawshaw
Their Story, Their Paintings
Great communicators as well as artists, Alwyn Crawshaw, and latterly his wife June, have encouraged millions of people around the world to take up painting as a hobby through their books, videos and television series. This celebration of their work includes a brief biography of the couple and reproductions of over 130 of their popular paintings, in both oil and watercolour, ranging from June's studies of flowers and animals to Alwyn's atmospheric landscapes in the UK and abroad.