This is an ideal follow-up to Don Harrison's very successful Watercolour Troubleshooter. It includes a series of practical projects, each focusing on a specific technique, in which Don highlights some of the more common problems and explains how to deal with them or avoid them altogether. Each project shows the development of a painting from the initial reference photo and sketch through to the finished watercolour, and throughout Don emphasizes the need for good planning and gives plenty of tips and advice about the techniques to use. A wide range of techniques is covered, such as how to paint fast-moving water, how to achieve effective highlights, how to deal with low viewpoints or portray mood and atmosphere with a limited palette. Subjects include coastal scenes and seascapes, country views and landscapes, buildings and townscapes, lakes, rivers and bridges. With plenty of helpful exercises and straightforward advice, this is an ideal book for both practised beginners and intermediate painters to dip into whenever they need to solve a tricky painting problem or improve an unsatisfactory watercolour.
Don Harrison is the author of Chromacolour, the very successful Watercolour Troubleshooter and The Duffer's Guide to Painting Watercolour Landscapes. He regularly holds workshops, art classes and seminars, and with his down-to-earth approach and popular presentations he has become a big favourite with leisure painters at exhibitions and art society demonstrations. He has also produced his own series of successful instructional painting videos.