• Watercolor Bible

    This is your complete guide to everything watercolour from basic art concepts and techniques to fun special effects and pointers for painting popular subjects.

    Quickly find the answers to common problems and questions so you can get started or get back to painting. The Watercolor Bible is a handy reference that beginners and experienced artists simply can't be without. Learn how to:

    • Work with the right materials
    • Master all essential techniques
    • Choose, mix and apply colour
    • Painlessly design attractive paintings
    • Paint people, landscapes, animals and more

  • Watercolor En Plein Air

    Learn the core concepts of painting on location. This helpful guide will get you primed and ready for a day of painting outdoors. Inside, you'll find a comprehensive list of what to pack to maximize your time, learn how to choose a subject and interpret it for a composition, discover how to deal with the challenges of shadows and shifting natural light, and hone your techniques.

    The collection of step-by-step projects will help you reach new artistic plateaus as you create unique, dynamic artwork outside the studio. Perfect for artists looking to break outside the norm, this book is the definitive resource for experiencing the peace and rewards of painting on location with the invigorating medium of watercolour.

  • Watercolor Flowers

    Watercolor Flowers teaches artists of all skill levels how to paint harmonious, vibrant and colourful renditions of flora from all around the world. You will:

    • Explore key watercolour techniques, including washes, gradations, painting wet-into-wet, glazing and understanding the colour wheel to create harmony in a piece of art
    • Create vibrant and colourful floral paintings while mastering how to use colour for maximum effect
    • Learn where to find artistic inspiration, how to become a “visual collector” and how to add fauna to your floral paintings

  • Watercolor in Motion

    This unique book / DVD workshop shows you how to "go with the flow," moving watercolour across the page to create gorgeous paintings.

    • Covers everything from selecting the best papers, paints and brushes, to achieving intense colour passages, the illusion of depth and lively shadows
    • 10 exercises and 15 step-by-step demonstrations illustrate important lessons on shapes, complementary colours, masking fluid, glazing and more
    • Techniques are illustrated with Birgit O'Connor's bold and beautiful flowers, but are applicable to any subject
    • DVD shows key techniques in action – blending colours, creating hard and soft edges and painting water drops – as well as troubleshooting common problems with washes

  • Watercolor Techniques

    Watercolor Techniques covers it all, from answers to beginners' most vexing problems to understanding the trifecta of perspective, value and colour. The author shows how to paint whites that sparkle and shadows that glow and how to conjure the atmosphere of a particular place and time.

    • Packed with expert advice for infusing scenes with light and colour
    • Includes special tips and techniques for painting architectural subjects
    • Illustrated with inspiring paintings of scenes from around the world
    • 8 start-to-finish demonstrations show key concepts in action

  • Watercolor without Boundaries

    Create stronger and livelier paintings by learning to balance control and spontaneity. This book presents more than 50 ways to inspire and motivate artists of all levels to play with watercolour and mixed media.

    Painting "outside the lines" is a tremendously freeing experience and will prove to be a key factor in your growth as an artist. Learning to use a variety of proven techniques and non-traditional approaches will give you the freedom to explore "without boundaries."

  • Watercolorist's Essential Notebook

    Watercolour will entertain you for a lifetime. Those who have spent decades with it can testify how they are continually charmed and amazed by new discoveries every time they put paint to paper.

    This book was developed to clarify and simplify various aspects of painting with watercolour, while at the same time challenging you with new possibilities. However, unlike a book of rules that tend to close our minds, this is a collection of principles, concepts and general information designed to expand the creative process.

    This is your invitation to join the magic world of watercolour.

  • Watercolorist's Essential Notebook - Keep Painting!

    For both beginners and more experienced artists, this is a guide to reinventing and exercising a passion for painting or just helping those who may have misplaced the magic of the process. Through exercises, step-by-step projects and examples, you will learn not only how to create a watercolour painting but also how to access and apply your intuition, the voice of your creative spirit.

    As you work through time-tested workshop lessons from a master artist and teacher, you will gain confidence as you learn key secrets such as a common sense approach to composition, how to deal with perspective and techniques such as mingling colours, transitions and reversals. In addition, you will also get tips on adding life to landscapes by incorporating hints of people, full step-by- step demonstrations on how to work with photos, as well as tips on working outdoors.

  • Watercolour a Day

    A Watercolour a Day provides fun tips and useful methods that will show you how to play with shadows and lights and layer glazes to produce your own beautiful hues, create textures and enhance particular features.

    This book opens the door to a new way of observing your surroundings and enjoying art and life, making the most of every moment. By the end of the book, you will have incorporated watercolouring into your daily life, and you will be well-equipped to start using these techniques in your portraits, landscapes, interiors, still lives or abstract patterns and will feel completely at ease designing compositions and painting in situ.

  • Watercolour Enigma

    The Watercolour Enigma is based on a practical course by artist Stephen Coates, and is designed to take the student through a process of learning rarely seen in other practical art books.

    By examining the basic science of watercolour including the properties of water and colour pigment, and through a series of practical, straightforward, step-by-step painting exercises, budding painters will leave Stephen's book not only with a mine of watercolour knowledge but with a selection of stunning paintings they can proudly say are their own.

    Understanding the medium and how to use it will turn potential failure into success, and discovering the truth about how to use watercolours is exciting, liberating and enormously rewarding. So fulfil your dream and, with Stephen's guidance, learn to paint like a true, watercolour expert.

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  • Watercolour Flower Artist's Bible

    This new edition of the essential guide to painting watercolour flowers, is the perfect, portable size for readers to keep handy in the studio and reference often.

    With more than 100 step-by-step sequences and diagrams inside, it demonstrates how to paint a wide range of flowers from delicate bluebells and daisies, to intricate hyacinths, roses and lilies. The Watercolour Flower Artist's Bible makes the learning process simple and fun for beginning painters, as well as providing useful tips for more advanced artists.

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  • Watercolour Flower Portraits

    This highly informative and lavishly illustrated book shows you how to create exquisite and technically brilliant watercolour flower portraits.

    Packed with info on drawing and painting techniques, colour mixing, composition, capturing light & shade & the fine details of flowers, leaves & stems, painting white flowers. Four step-by-step demos: Slipper Orchid, Green Goddess, Lily, Roses, Delphinium.

  • Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner

    This book is a comprehensive course in watercolour landscape painting by expert tutor Matthew Palmer in an accessible style with plenty of tips and tricks for beginners.

    • Excellent advice including easy drawing for painting, composition, easy perspective, light and shade, colour, and how to paint skies, tree, water and figures in watercolour
    • 6 simple step-by-step painting exercises, and each exercise leads into a more developed step-by-step painting project
    • A pull-out outline drawing is provided for every exercise and main project

  • Watercolour Fruit & Vegetable Portraits

    Learn how to paint realistic fruit, vegetables and blossom with this beautifully illustrated watercolour course.

    Billy Showell's amazing paintings and vibrant palette are showcased here as she clearly explains how to create a huge selection of shapes and textures using detailed step-by-step instructions. Starting with basic techniques and use of colour, she shows how to capture the individuality of spiralling artichokes, the smooth contours of aubergines, the sumptuous reds of glossy peppers, the cool yellows of bananas, the subtle hues of blossom and more.

    Using traditional methods, overlaying washes, dry brush techniques, glazing, masking – Billy develops pictures that are exciting and different, sometimes with an unconventional and amusing twist that takes the images on to new, contemporary levels. Explanations on drawing, composition, lighting, painting white subjects are included, along with many different ideas and dozens of useful and helpful tips.

  • Watercolour Landscapes Step-by-Step

    This comprehensive guide to painting landscapes in watercolour features the expert tuition of six renowned watercolourists.

    It covers materials, colour, watercolour techniques such as wet into wet, spattering, dry brush, lifting out and using salt, composition, planning a painting, sketching, perspective, tone and painting trees, water, seas, skies and buildings, as well as mood and atmosphere.

    There are eleven beautiful step by step demonstrations.

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  • Watercolour Painting Step-by-Step

    This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all watercolour enthusiasts, from the beginner who wishes to explore this popular painting medium to the experienced artist looking for inspiration and ideas.

    Starting with advice on materials, colour and composition, the book goes on to describe basic and more advanced techniques and the wonderful effects they can produce. Fourteen easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations show the reader how to paint skies, trees, water, buildings and flowers, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the seven featured artists, in a rich variety of styles.

  • Watercolour with Love

    Ideal for those new to watercolour painting, this book offers 50 fabulous motifs that can be painted in five simple steps. Among the motifs are trendy animals, popular plants and fun-to-paint fruits and include a flamingo, llama, cacti, succulents and watermelons.

    The basics of watercolour painting are explained clearly and simply, and the fifty motifs will give rise to limitless possibilities for designing posters, greetings cards, journal covers or simply as thoughtful, framed gifts.

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  • Watercolours Unleashed

    Creativity, along with imaginative use of the popular watercolour medium, suffuses Jane Betteridge's work, and she shares her painting techniques and methods with you. Learn to use watercolour paints in unusual and surprising ways to create works bursting with vibrancy and beauty.

    • Innovative techniques to inspire and invigorate watercolour artists
    • Packed with excellent tuition and inspiring paintings
    • 7 varied step-by-step projects

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  • Wendy Tait's Watercolour Flowers

    This book showcases Wendy Tait's fresh, loose and inspirational flowers in watercolour.

    Enjoy using your paints to their fullest in producing fresh, loose paintings with Wendy's relaxing and reassuring approach. Learn about colour, tone and composition, and benefit from Wendy's lifetime of painting experience with troubleshooting tips, hints to improve your painting, and information on combining watercolours with other media for bright, stunning results.

    • Dozens of popular flowers including roses, lilies, anemones, poppies, cherry blossom, delphiniums and fuchsias
    • Fresh approaches to painting: loose impressionistic flowers, wildflower landscapes, garden arrangements and gorgeous close-ups
    • Three in-depth step-by-step projects
    • Fast, effective and approachable techniques

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  • What to Paint: Hills & Mountains in Watercolour

    Watercolour artist Peter Woolley provides a stunning range of paintings encompassing a variety of scenes from gentle slopes and rolling hills to dramatic peaks of far off mountain ranges. The book offers outline transfers, which are ideal for beginners who want to get started painting landscapes without requiring the necessary drawing skills.

    • 24 beautiful full-page size paintings
    • A colour palette for each one with informative captions pulling out details, tips and techniques used in various parts of the painting
    • An outline for each painting for readers to transfer or scan on to paper
    • Also instructions on transferring the images and on selecting parts of the outlines to create new compositions

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