• Colour Mixing Guide: Watercolour

    Watercolour artists from beginners to more experienced painters will find this a handy, comprehensive guide to understanding and mixing colours.

    It begins with simple colour theory and a colour wheel, with a template provided so that readers can paint their own; a vital step towards understanding colour. There is vividly illustrated guidance on complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and factoring in local colour. There follows an array of essential colour mixes using widely available Winsor & Newton colours.

  • David Bellamy's Arctic Light

    This book is the culmination of various expeditions made by David Bellamy to his beloved Arctic. His descriptions of his travels, written from an artists point of view, vividly bring to life the challenges he faced when painting outdoors in one of the harshest environments on the planet, and make for an exhilarating and captivating read.

    Filled with David's watercolour paintings and sketches, made during his various expeditions, the book provides a fascinating insight into the wildlife and people that live within the Arctic Circle and captures perfectly the majesty and breathtaking beauty of the worlds final wilderness.

    This book is an absolute delight, to browse through, to absorb the superb and evocative images, sketches and watercolours that took me straight back to my own Arctic wanderings, to adorn your coffee table or to read for inspiration or a good laugh. Sir Chris Bonington, renowned British mountaineer.

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  • David Bellamy's Complete Guide to Watercolour

    Renowned watercolourist David Bellamy shares his invaluable expertise in this complete reference book for artists, including essential advice on painting still life, flowers and plants, landscapes, buildings, people and coastal scenery.

    • Packed with information and advice
    • 7 step-by-step demonstrations
    • Over 250 step-by-step photographs
    • Dozens of inspiring paintings

  • David Bellamy's Mountains & Moorlands in Watercolour

    Learn how to paint mountains and moorlands in their very different moods in dramatic and inspiring landscapes. David Bellamy shows you how to tackle such features of mountain scenery as rocks, crags, water and foliage and develop techniques required to capture them convincingly. Features include:

    • 4 beautiful demonstrations
    • Over 120 step by step photographs
    • Packed with inspiring painting

    "His advice is down-to-earth, easy to follow and is richly illustrated" Leisure Painter

  • David Bellamy's Skies, Light & Atmosphere in Watercolour

    David Bellamy shows how to paint skies, light and atmosphere and how choices involving these three key elements can affect a painting.

    • Starting with skies, he covers basic techniques, composition, clouds, special effects like silver linings, sunsets and shafts of light, and much more, then there is a step-by-step dramatic sky demonstration.

    • Next comes light, with plenty of advice including warm and cool light, using glazes, cast shadows, light from different directions, painting the sun and reflected light, followed by a step-by-step demonstration featuring strong light and shadow.
    • The atmosphere section covers haze and mist, fog, mountains in cloud, smoke and steam, rain, storms and tranquil moods, and is followed by an atmospheric step-by-step painting of a waterfall

  • David Bellamy's Winter Landscapes in Watercolour

    David Bellamy explains the challenges and joys of capturing winter subjects, from how to achieve rapid pencil sketches in less than perfect conditions to painting in watercolour on the spot.

    • Well-known, expert watercolour tutor and popular author
    • Stunning paintings and in-depth advice
    • Four beautiful step-by-step projects
    • Covers late fall, winter, deep midwinter and early spring

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  • DIY Watercolor Flowers

    Learn to paint beautiful watercolour flowers in simple steps with this free and easy approach to watercolour painting for beginners.

    Marie Boudon's beautifully presented creative course will give you a good grounding in this new-to-you medium and teach you all you need to know to get started with painting flowers in watercolour. Find out about paper, brushes and paints, colour mixing, wet and dry techniques, blending and gradients, contrast and even how to digitize your work.

    Then learn to paint roses, peonies, carnations, dahlias, anemones, poppies, leaves, details and textures and how to bring all of these together into beautiful compositions which make lovely art pieces, journal pages, handmade stationery and greetings cards, inspirational quote frames, personalized gifts and more.

  • Drawing & Painting Portraits in Watercolour

    Portraits are timeless and enthralling, and a discipline to which many artists aspire. Experienced portrait artist David Thomas demonstrates how to use watercolour, pencil and charcoal to produce rewarding results in your portrait work.

    This book will show you how to fill your paintings with life and character, and explains clearly how to build your sketches up into more developed drawn artwork, and from there to inspiring watercolour portraits.

    • 5 step-by-step portrait demonstrations
    • Information on design, composition and lighting
    • Close-up exploration of eyes, hands and hair to help your perfect your portraits

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  • Dreamscapes Fantasy Worlds

    Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is here to lead you, step-by-step, through the process of creating the forests, mountains, skies, stars and vistas in which grand fantasy adventures occur.

    • Follow along with tips, techniques and 20 step-by-step demonstrations to create the dark shadows of an enchanted forest, the twisting branches of an Elven home, the glowing light of a magic portal and more!
    • From basic watercolour techniques to beautiful finished pieces, learn how to pick the right paper and tools, how to paint many different watercolour effects and how to put it all together to bring your fantasy settings to life
    • Get inspired by Stephanie's signature style and beautiful images

  • Dynamic Watercolours

    Brimming over with exciting and innovative techniques, Jane Betteridge's book pushes watercolour to new heights, introducing vibrancy, texture and dynamism to this subtle medium.

    She introduces you to a huge range of new and exciting ways of working using crackle paste, modelling pastes, metallic leaf, gliding flakes, print and much more. The book provides a fascinating insight into how to generate ideas for a painting and turn your inspiration into a finished piece, and the three step-by-step projects show you how to combine techniques and media to produce a unique and stunning painting.

    This book will excite and inspire watercolour artists of all abilities to experiment and take a more dynamic approach to their painting.

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  • Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques

    This new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional artist Hazel Harrison is an exhaustive reference covering a multitude of areas concerning watercolour. The book is divided into three sections:

    • The first covers the essential materials and tools you need to get you started on your watercolour journey, and how to set up your indoor and outdoor working spaces.
    • The second provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic washes through to creating special effects using salt and wax resist.
    • The third and final part tackles picture composition, from guiding readers on how to choose their palette and how to work with different lights, to understanding important concepts such as perspective and spatial depth.

    This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists both amateurs and veterans develop their own impressive watercolour painting style.

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  • Essence of Watercolour

    A paperback reissue Hazel Soan's classic practical art book. In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how wonderfully versatile and beguiling the medium of watercolour is and how to get the most out of it.

    Hazel stresses how important it is to understand the characteristics of the medium in order to exploit it to the full. She encourages the reader to explore the properties of watercolour and to be unafraid of strength of colour and brushstroke. Hazel shows through demonstration and projects that tone is king in watercolour and illustrates how to paint light with the use of shade. Armed with this understanding she demonstrates that watercolour is not such an unforgiving medium after all: accidents and mistakes can be disguised, overridden and corrected.

    The Essence of Watercolour is a culmination of many years of Hazel's teaching and demonstrating, in which she offers inspirational insights into the secrets of watercolour painting and encourages artists to take their art to the next level.

  • Expressive Painting

    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.

  • Fearless Watercolor for Beginners

    You can create beautiful watercolor paintings – everything from florals to portraits to landscapes – even if you've never before worked with this exuberant, exciting medium.

    Fearless Watercolor for Beginners offers a unique, one-on-one workshop with step-by-step demonstrations, exercises and bonus video content, that teaches you all the basics you need to get started (and then some) – and then promptly encourages you to break them!

    Inside you'll find:

    • 22 step-by-step demonstrations for basic techniques, techniques for adding texture and mixed-media techniques for truly one-of-a-kind work
    • Dozens of easy-to-understand concepts, practical, meaningful tips and fun ideas you'll be eager to try
    • Links to exclusive demo videos, exercises and tools to round out and enhance your workshop experience

  • Five Simple Steps to Sketching Flowers with Watercolors

    These five simple steps will enable anyone to easily and beautifully draw a variety of flowers.

    The most fundamental part of painting watercolour flowers is to draw each flower precisely. "Think Twice, Draw Once" is a major theme from Ai Nakamura throughout the book. There are "five steps," accompanied by detailed illustrations, important points and instructions, which allows the reader to reconfirm the essential technique details that were introduced at each stage.

  • From Sketch to Watercolour Painting

    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.

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  • Geoff Kersey's Pocket Book for Watercolour Artists

    Geoff Kersey shares his expertise in this book packed full of tips for watercolour painters. Learn all you need to know, from what to buy, composing a painting and mastering techniques such as wet into wet and dry brush work, to how to paint skies, water, trees, buildings and more. The tips are clearly explained and illustrated through artwork and step-by-step photographs.

    This title was previously published as Geoff's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists. In this new, easy-to-use flexibinding format with an updated design, the books in the Watercolour Artists Pocket Books series bring you the best tips from leading artists.

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  • Handbook of Watercolour Landscapes Tips & Techniques

    Learn how to paint beautiful pictures with this compact, new edition. Top authors reveal their secrets and show how to capture skies, water, flowers and more, to help make your landscapes convincing.

    • 22 detailed step-by-step demonstrations
    • Expert advice on all the techniques needed, from initial washes to final details
    • Tips for producing beautiful paintings

  • How to Paint Flowers & Plants in Watercolour

    Janet Whittle's vibrant and evocative compositions capture all the glory and beauty of flowers. In this beautiful book, you can learn Janet's creative techniques and approach for capturing the beauty of flowers in her paintings.

    Detailed sections on materials, drawing, composition and techniques are followed by clear, step-by-step projects, and with numerous examples of Janet's gorgeous artwork to inspire you, this is a unique and invaluable resource for anyone who enjoys painting flowers, or wishes to learn how to.

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