Watercolours

  • One Watercolor a Day

    This enchanting art book contains six weeks' worth of daily watercolour paintings and exercises to help you cultivate your imagination and develop your style.

    Each day will bring you a new painting by one of eight professional illustrators and includes a description of the work, helpful comments by the artist and a companion exercise that encourages you to put brush to paper to create your own works of art.

    • Uncover new techniques and solutions
    • Get valuable advice on how to approach and execute your own artwork
    • Broaden your knowledge on watercolour painting with professional tips

    $27.99
  • Paint Watercolor Flowers

    Sunflowers, orchids, daffodils, lilies...your brush can bring these and more to life with Paint Watercolor Flowers. Birgit O'Connor guides you every step of the way, from selecting essential watercolour supplies, to practicing basic painting techniques, to capturing the unique details of a variety of flowers, to showing them off in striking, colour-rich compositions.

    Learn how to paint nine different flowers, with each demonstration covering important concepts you need for successful results. Friendly, easy-to-follow instructions make flower painting fun and doable for any artist, whether you are new to the medium or simply want to try a subject you haven't painted before.

    $42.99
  • Paint Yourself Calm

    Master artist Jean Haines leads you on a journey through paint, showing you how to wipe away your worries with the soothing, gentle strokes of watercolour paint.

    Meditative, peaceful and calming, watercolour painting offers a sense of control and self-worth to everyone, with no judgement or goal beyond the joy of painting itself. This book shows you how to calm and enhance your outlook through the movement of brush on paper.

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    $42.99
  • Painting Boats & Harbours in Watercolour

    Learn all the tips, tricks and techniques you need in order to paint beautiful scenes of boats and harbours in this inspiring and practical book. There is excellent advice on using photographs, painting reflections, rigging, sails, jetties and harbour walls, as well as boatyard clutter, beaches, estuaries, figures and all the varied moods of the sea.

    There are then six beautiful step-by-step projects including a tall ship at sea, Greek boats by a sunlit jetty, a river harbour, a sparkling lake, a ship at sunset and a harbour village.

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    $34.99
  • Painting on Location

    Many artists are interested in painting outside but lack the confidence to successfully work in this way. Here David Curtiss shows how to develop the necessary skills.

    He looks at every aspect, from preliminary planning to appropriate painting techniques and, above all, how to capture the essence of the scene in front of you. He includes location sketching as well as advice on essential equipment to take with you.

    With practical advice and inspirational paintings covering a wide variety of subjects, Painting on Location will prove valuable to all those who wish to paint outdoors, whether to make finished paintings in their own right on location, or to use the experience and information gathered as a basis for further work in the studio.

    $39.99
  • Painting Perspective, Depth & Distance in Watercolour

    A lavish expansion and update of Geoff Kersey's bestselling book, this new edition features substantially expanded chapters on the key aspects of perspective along with new artwork and two completely new step-by-step projects.

    Contents

    • Introduction
    • Materials
    • Drawing and sketching
    • Using colour
    • Linear perspective
    • Aerial perspective
    • Skies
    • Projects: Snow Scene, Glencoe, Boats at Bosham Quay, Cromford Canal, Farm Buildings, Grange in Borrowdale, Baslow Edge

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    $39.99
  • Painting Successful Watercolours from Photographs

    Artists who work from photographic source material need to learn how to adapt and improve in order to create a successful painting. Geoff Kersey is a master of this way of working, and here he shows how it is done.

    Reference photographs, colour charts and preparatory sketches are shown alongside all the finished paintings in this book, with full details of the adaptations and creative processes involved. There are plenty of clear tips and advice, and an illustrated glossary of all the painting terms used.

    Readers who want much more advice on adapting from reference sources than is provided in step-by-step painting books will have all they need here, and there are dozens of beautiful paintings to inform and inspire them.

    • Expert watercolour tutor and best-selling author
    • Clear visual design shows how a painting develops from concept to completion
    • Illustrated glossary of painting terms provided
    • Packed with inspiration and advice on adapting from source material

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    $36.99
  • Painting Watercolour Landscapes the Easy Way

    Paint six unique depictions of scenery including-a snowy scene, a woodland scene, a coastal scene, a thatched cottage, a Venetian doorway, and a St. Lucia scene.

    This guide shows how to achieve watercolour effects with a combination of specifically made brushes and simple techniques. Also details the types of brushes used for watercolours, directions for how to use them, other materials necessary for projects, and a palette of basic but essential colours.

    Methods covered include wet-on-wet, dry-brush work, the use of masking fluid and various finishing touches.

    $36.99
  • Painting Watercolour Sea & Sky the Easy Way

    Terry Harrison offers clear, no-nonsense advice for painting clouds, clear skies, sunsets, foam bursts, breaking waves, rippled water, reflections, boats, cliffs, rocks, beaches and much more.

    • Takes the mystery out of painting seas and skies in watercolour
    • 9 step-by-step projects
    • Simple techniques clearly explained and demonstrated to make painting easier

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    $36.99
  • Painting Watercolour Trees the Easy Way

    Terry Harrison presents a new edition of his award-winning Watercolour Trees with a great selection of clear, detailed step-by-step demonstrations along with extra tips to show how to paint beautiful trees quickly and easily.

    He teaches how to paint an impression of trees, rather than showing how reproduce each leaf, and illustrates the importance of understanding shapes, perspective, light and shade, and the way foliage changes with the seasons. This is a book for all landscape artists whatever their skill levels.

    $34.99
  • Painting Watercolous on Canvas

    Painting on canvas poses many exciting opportunities for the artist. Along with the immediacy, vibrancy and unpredictability of watercolours, it is a liberating and creative process.

    This practical book explains how to start painting with watercolours on canvas and goes on to encourage new style and experimentation. It gives step-by-step demonstrations on different techniques to achieve loose, dynamic images.

    It is a beautiful and passionate account of how to work on a non-traditional surface to achieve striking and innovative paintings.

    $26.99
  • Pure Watercolour Painting

    Learn how to use traditional watercolour techniques to produce beautiful, contemporary paintings that are full of light, colour and life.

    Packed with inspirational finished paintings and step-by-step projects, this engaging book teaches you how to use watercolours in their purest form, without the addition of any other media, to create art that has a radiancy and luminosity that cannot be achieved in any other way.

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    $42.99
  • Ray's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists

    A veteran watercolourist shares his long experience in 85 tips illustrated with exemplary paintings, in a very portable guide:

    • Trade tools
    • What shall I paint?
    • Composition
    • Tone
    • Effects of light
    • Use of colour
    • Aerial perspective
    • Avoiding & correcting errors
    • Techniques
    • Painting skies, backgrounds, foregrounds
    • Landscape features (water, reflections, trees, foliage, buildings)

    $25.99
  • Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Boats & Harbours in Watercolour

    This guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time.

    Broken down into 33 quick and easy postcard size paintings, this basic course will teach you all the skills you need to paint boats, yachts or barges on calm seas or raging waves, including how to depict reflections in water, realistic spray and the suggestion of a busy harbourside or coastal village.

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    $36.99
  • Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Flowers in Watercolour

    This complete beginners guide to painting flowers in watercolour is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time.

    Each of the 35 quick and easy exercises takes no more than 30 minutes to complete, and will teach you how to paint flowers of different shapes, colours and families lilies, orchids and hellebores amongst others or learn a key technique such as masking out, working wet in wet and colour-mixing. The exercises are all worked at postcard size ideal for an A6 watercolour pad, and tracings are included for each study.

    The book is broken down into five chapters that focus, respectively, on working with watercolour, watercolour techniques, colour and tone, form and detail, and finally flowers in context. The final section of the book contains three complete paintings that demonstrate how to combine all the techniques and elements of painting flowers, as learned from the preceding chapters. These paintings, too, are accompanied by actual-size tracings.

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    $36.99
  • Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Landscapes in Watercolour

    This guide to painting watercolour landscapes is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Broken down into 33 quick and easy paintings that take no more than 30 minutes to complete, this basic course will teach you all the skills you need to paint landscapes and their components, including trees in winter, sparkling water, hedgerows and gates, animals, human figures and buildings in the landscape.

    The 30-minute paintings are all worked at postcard size ideal for a 6 x 4 inches (A6) watercolour pad, and tracings are included for those with limited drawing skills. Each small painting is a work of art in its own right, and can be stored in your portfolio for reference later, or framed and hung on the wall to impress your friends.

    The book is broken down into chapters that focus, respectively, on essential watercolour techniques including colour mixing and glazing; laying washes and creating skies and realistic-looking clouds; the rudiments of composition; trees and flowers in a landscape; water still and moving, from stream to open sea; and the living landscape human and animal figures, structures and buildings in the landscape.

    The final section of the book contains three complete paintings that demonstrate how to combine all the techniques and elements of painting landscapes, as gleaned from the preceding chapters. These paintings, too, are accompanied by actual-size tracings. There are 33 tracings in all to help you compose your own landscape paintings.

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    $36.99
  • Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Street Scenes in Watercolour

    This complete beginners guide to painting watercolour street scenes is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time.

    Each of the 32 quick and easy exercises takes no more than 30 minutes and will teach you how to create a new street scene element such as doorways, buildings and people or work an exciting technique such as creating washes, mixing colours and playing with perspective. The exercises are all worked at postcard size ideal for an A6 watercolour pad, and actual-size tracings are included.

    The book is broken down into eight chapters: tone, colour, perspective, the wash, edge control, brush strokes, adding detail and, finally, putting it all together this last section contains 3 finished paintings that demonstrate how to integrate a combination of the elements into vibrant and inspiring street scenes; these complete paintings also have an accompanying actual-size tracing.

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    $36.99
  • Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Trees and Woodlands in Watercolour

    This complete beginners guide to painting trees and woodlands is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time.

    The 30-minute paintings are all worked at postcard size ideal for a 6" x 4" (A6) watercolour pad, and outline drawings are provided on tracing paper for those who are less confident at drawing. Each of the small paintings focuses on a specific subject or technique and is a work of art in its own right. Store them in your portfolio as an easy reference for future painting projects, or even frame them and display them on the wall to impress your family and friends.

    The final section of the book contains three complete paintings that demonstrate how to combine everything you've learned in the previous exercises. These paintings are also accompanied by actual-size tracings.

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    $36.99
  • Ready to Paint: Irises in Watercolour

    Here you will find, Dutch, gold and rust, deep purple and white irises in a variety of compositions, and Julie's instructions will clearly guide you through every stage, illustrating in easy ways how to create wonderful paintings full of colour and light.

    • 6 tracings to pull out so that you do not need to rely on your drawing skills – one for each of the five demonstrations and one bonus tracing
    • Simple instructions and clear step-by-step photographs

    $24.99
  • Ready to Paint: Irish Landscapes in Watercolour

    Dermot Cavanagh has created five step-by-step demonstrations depicting beautiful scenes from his native Ireland: the Argory, a National Trust property in County Tyrone, a Singing Pub in County Donegal, Glendalough, a historic site in County Wicklow, Glencar Lake in County Sligo and Doo Lough in County Mayo.

    There is also a beautiful Roscommon lake scene featuring Castle Island on Lough Key for readers to have a go at once they have mastered the skills learned from the demonstrations. Includes six tracings to pull out and transfer on to watercolour paper.

    $24.99