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.
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.
Practical Landscape Painting
Materials, Techniques & Projects
These seven lessons, focusing on watercolour, cover various aspects of landscape painting, from tone and texture to composition and perspective, each including clear instructions for tackling a relevant project, including a desert view, a brooding sky and a Hawaiian beach scene. The book also offers practical information about materials and a detailed account of a sketching trip along the West Coast of Ireland.
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.
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.