Watercolours

  • Ready to Paint: Orchids in Watercolour

    People who want to learn to paint orchids without relying on their drawing skills have everything they need in this book.

    Ann Mortimer has chosen to paint a pink miltonia, backlit phalaenopsis, slipper orchid, miltonia orchid and an orchid in a bowl. The tracings and clear step-by-step photographs explain the painting process in great depth and make it easy for readers to reproduce all of these projects.

    There are six tracings for readers to pull out and transfer on to watercolour paper. There is one for each of the five step-by-step demonstrations, plus a bonus tracing of the inspirational painting in the introduction section, and full instructions on how to transfer the images.

    $24.99
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  • Ready to Paint: Tulips in Watercolour

    Fiona Peart uses bright, clear watercolour washes to create beautiful paintings of tulips in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. People who want to learn to paint flowers without relying on their drawing skills have everything they need in this book.

    • Clear instructions and step-by-step photographs
    • Five easy-to-follow projects
    • Six pull-out, reusable tracings
    • Beautiful, inspiring paintings.

    Projects:

    • Open Tulips
    • Parrot Tulips
    • Mother's Day Posy
    • Pink and White Study
    • Spring Bouquet

    $24.99
  • Ready to Paint: Vibrant Flowers in Watercolour
    For amateur artists who want to learn to paint flowers but lack basic drawing skills, this painting guide will help widen their repertoire of watercolour technique. Featuring six tracings for flower-painting enthusiasts to pull out and transfer on to watercolour paper. This art resource features step-by-step instructions and photographs on creating vibrant colour washes. Projects include a sunflower bouquet, poppies, tulips, iris and buddleia.
    $24.99
  • Splash 15: Creative Solutions

    Over 100 of today's most accomplished watercolour artists share some of their favourite paintings and the "a-ha!" moments behind them.These artists have found the perfect creative solutions for expressing their unique visions, be it a slice of urban life, a pure white peony, or something as elusive as the spirit of one very special dog.

    Splash 15 is about novel approaches, beautiful accents and fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants moments, all illustrated through brilliant work and anecdotal captions. Rejoice in the beauty and adaptability of the medium, as well as the ingenuity and passion of its artists. Maybe even discover fresh solutions for telling the kind of stories you want to tell with watercolour.

    $49.99
  • Splash 19: The Illusion of Light

    Splash 19 showcases 125+ shining successes, fresh out of the studios of today's top artists. These artists revel in the possibilities of light, reflection, refraction and shadows. Their paintings celebrate the magic that happens when light dances across the landscape, bounces around a still life or pierces a rainy city night.

    Alongside each painting, commentary from the artist offers firsthand insight into how they use light to create mood, tell a story or evoke a sense of time and place. Themed chapters include cityscapes, animals, interiors, still life, portraits, landscapes, seascapes and more.

    $64.99
  • Take Three Colours: Watercolour Flowers

    Tempted to start painting but not sure where to start? Learn how to paint beautiful watercolour flowers using just 3 colours, 3 brushes, a plastic palette and a watercolour pad.

    This book will build your skills through easy exercises, starting from the simplest of tulips and working up to a stunning rose. Clear advice and step-by-step photography will show you exactly what to do at each stage. No drawing necessary you can simply trace and transfer the basic drawings from the finished paintings, which are shown at full size.

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    $24.99
  • Take Three Colours: Watercolour Lakes & Rivers

    Even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before, professional watercolour teacher and artist Stephen Coates will show you how to paint lakes and rivers in watercolour using just three brushes, three colours, a plastic palette and a watercolour pad.

    Using just red, blue and yellow paint Stephen shows you how to paint nine realistic watercolour scenes. There is no off-putting colour theory or long-winded mixing information, just a practical absolute beginner’s course that shows the three colours in action. Build your skills through each of the nine easy paintings, starting from the simplest of scenes and ending with a more challenging, stunning picture you’ll be proud to have painted.

    There are step-by-step photographs for each project, clear instruction and advice throughout, and handy tips and jargon busters. Each of Stephen’s finished paintings is shown at full size for easy reference, which you can even use to trace from for a stress-free painting experience.

    This is a straightforward, economical, practical progressive course to painting lakes and river scenes in watercolour.

    $25.99
  • Take Three Colours: Watercolour Landscapes

    Geoff Kersey shows people who have never picked up a paintbrush how to paint convincing watercolour landscapes using just three colours, three brushes, a plastic palette and a watercolour pad. There is no colour theory or long-winded mixing information to put off the first-time painter, but a practical absolute beginner's course that shows the three colours in action.

    Starting from the simplest of scenes, he builds skills through nine easy exercises, resulting in landscapes to be proud of. Start with a simple sky and progress through a basic scene with a reflected sunset, to landscapes that include simple buildings and even a figure. Clear advice and step-by-step photographs offer everything needed to get painting.

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    $24.99
  • Take Three Colours: Watercolour Seascapes

    Even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before, Geoff Kersey shows you how to paint convincing seascapes in watercolour using just three brushes, three colours, a plastic palette and a watercolour pad.

    There is no off-putting colour theory or long-winded mixing information, but a practical absolute beginner's course that shows the three colours in action. You need only three affordable brushes: no. 10, no. 4 and no. 2 rounds in a synthetic range, to achieve all of the paintings shown. Let Geoff Kersey build your skills through nine easy exercises, starting from the simplest of scenes, resulting in seascapes you'll be proud of.

    With clear advice, step-by-step photographs showing simple techniques, how to trace and transfer a drawing, and finished paintings shown full size in the book for guidance, you will have everything you need to get painting.

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    $24.99
  • Tate Watercolour Manual

    Firmly designed for those who have not picked up a paintbrush since schooldays, as well as more seasoned watercolour practitioners.

    Joyce Townsend and Tony Smibert have used their considerable expertise to develop a book with a breadth of content suitable for anyone who wants to become a painter in watercolour, be a more assured and better artist, or simply gain new understanding of the great British watercolourists.

    $29.99
  • Terry Harrison's Complete Brush with Watercolour

    In this comprehensive guide to painting watercolour landscapes, two of Terry Harrison's best-selling books, Painting Watercolour Landscapes the Easy Way and Brush with Watercolour, are seamlessly combined into a single volume.

    Drawing on his many years' experience as an artist, tutor and demonstrator, Terry shares his love of painting and shows the reader how to create beautiful, vibrant pictures filled with light and atmosphere using a range of simple brush techniques. Designed to both inspire and instruct artists of all abilities, this book provides a wealth of practical guidance and projects on how to paint watercolour landscapes the easy way.

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    $39.99
  • Terry Harrison's Complete Guide to Watercolour Landscapes
    A master of simple methods, tips & tricks demystifies painting trees, flowers, mountains, valleys, streams, sea & sky, in an inspiring guide to all aspects of watercolour landscape painting. You'll learn the basics, then captioned colour photos walk you through dozens of demos on the diverse techniques & elements that go into creating a scene (wildflower meadow, reflections on water).

    $36.99
  • Terry Harrison's Pocket Book for Watercolour Artists

    Easy tips for buying and using materials, mixing colours, creating texture and correcting mistakes, as well as for painting skies, fields, trees, water, roofs, winter scenes and much more. Terry demystifies the painting process, reveals his secrets and shows how to produce perfect pictures every time.

    This title was previously published as Terry'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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    $25.99
  • Terry Harrison's Watercolour Secrets

    This comprehensive and accessible book brings together all Terry Harrison has learnt during his lifetime and provides over 170 tips, techniques and trade secrets to help the reader improve their watercolour painting.

    Terry begins with what materials to buy, using photographs, colour and techniques, and ends with numerous tips on painting a variety of subjects such as skies, distance, mountains, beaches and boats. Terry has an easy, accessible style that artists of all abilities will find easy to understand, making this book an invaluable resource that the reader will return to again and again.

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    $36.99
  • Vibrant Watercolours

    Vibrancy and impact are qualities that experienced watercolour artists aspire to, and this book provides a full course in how to push the boundaries of this popular medium. Packed with inspirational artworks that cover everything from landscapes and portraits to abstract watercolours, this is an exciting book that will not fail to enthuse artists of all abilities who are seeking new ways of expression through their art.

    The book begins with sections on materials and equipment, gathering ideas, sketching and colour, followed by in-depth explorations of line, shape and form, perspective and space that provide a fascinating insight into the author's method of working. The fabulous final section on creating impact will provide all you need to produce stunning artworks that seem to leap off the page. With five step-by-step projects to try out the techniques covered in the book, this is a truly inspiring guide that will encourage the reader into new ways of painting.

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    $39.99
  • Watercolor 365

    Watercolour 365 is broken down into daily tips and offers bite-size achievable and understandable pieces.

    • Simplifies the fearful and unknown world of watercolour
    • Tips not only for painting but setting up and working in a studio
    • Speaks in clear, concise advice about the medium and explains some basic art and watercolour terminology
    • Tips to inspire and motivate artists and how to invoke creativity on a daily basis

    $49.99