Learn how to paint relaxing landscapes, exciting seascapes and portraits with personality. Whatever you want to paint, William Newton can show you how.
Starting from first principles, this thorough guide demonstrates the breadth and depth of William's watercolour painting expertise. In addition to beautiful detailed projects covering architecture, still life and other classic scenes, this book contains sections on colour and tone, the materials you will need, key watercolour painting techniques as well as vital information on perspective and drawing; all explained and illustrated for ease of use.
This book was previously published as William Newton's Complete Guide to Watercolour Painting and is now made available in paperback.
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If you have always wanted to learn to draw but lack the confidence to start, Drawing for the Absolute Beginner is the book for you.
Carole Massey is an accomplished artist with many years' experience of teaching and demonstrating, and even the most hesitant of beginners will soon pick up the skills and techniques needed to start drawing. The book is a complete drawing course, designed to help you progress from simple techniques such as lines, circles, squares and ellipses through to capturing landscapes, figures and buildings.
There are numerous simple step-by-step demonstrations as well as larger projects, and outline tracings are provided of the more complex drawings that you can transfer straight onto your paper, if you wish to use them. Most of the artworks in the book are created using pencil, but the author also uses ink, ballpoint pen, pastel pencil and watersoluble pencils to encourage you to experiment with other media too. By the end of the book, you will have learnt all you need to know to take your drawing skills further and become an accomplished artist in your own right.
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Expressive Painting gives beginning and aspiring artists the information they need to paint colourful watercolours that convey mood and emotion on canvas.
The book covers essential painting topics, including colour theory, colour mixing, selecting colour schemes and working with tools and materials, as well as watercolour painting techniques, such as painting wet-into-wet and wet-on-dry.
Helpful tips are called out throughout the book for easy comprehension and reference, while step-by-step projects build on the featured techniques, allowing artists to practice making their own dynamic, colourful watercolour paintings.$27.99
A well-rounded introduction to the art of basic oil painting, Beginning Oil describes and explains everything needed to paint your own oil masterpieces, including tools and materials, colour essentials and theory, design and composition, still life painting, landscape painting, plein air painting and more.
Basic oil techniques are clearly explained and beautifully illustrated, allowing readers to master key concepts and then put them into practice. Step-by-step exercises then allow aspiring artists to mimic and practice each technique within a larger work, making oil painting approachable and accessible to artists of all skill levels.$27.99
Anna Mason's vibrant, detailed and uplifting watercolours have earned her worldwide recognition. Here goes beyond flowers to explore her inspirations from across the natural world, including fruit, birds and animals.
The book gives you a very personal insight into her way of working; with clarity and warmth she will help you find inspiration, choose scale and composition, see things correctly and work with discipline and flow until you produce fabulous work of your own.
Packed with advice and inspiring finished pieces, this gorgeous book guides you through her method of working with four beautiful step-by-step projects: a blackberry, an autumn leaf, a sunflower and a garden bird. Each project contains a traceable outline. The book is suitable for beginners or for more experienced artists looking to refine their style or try new techniques.
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The artist's first step in creating a painting is to sketch out a rough drawing on a canvas. This drawing gives the painting its structural base, indicating the picture's layout, the correct proportions of each element and the distribution of the details that combine to make up the picture's overall composition.
Drawing for Painters shows you how to make these basic drawings, and then guides you through the various stages toward completion of your painting. It provides practical advice and instruction to art students and serious amateurs and includes tips that even experienced professionals find helpful. Features include captioned colour illustrations and notes on how famous artists solved specific problems.$19.99$9.99