• 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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  • 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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  • William Newton's Complete Guide to Watercolour Painting

    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 complete 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, vital watercolour painting techniques as well as vital information on perspective and drawing; all explained and illustrated for ease of use.