This richly illustrated, highly informative compilation of four of the successful Watercolour Tips & Techniques books explores the versatility and beauty of watercolours in depth. With 20 detailed step-by-step demonstrations and a wealth of information, the authors cover every aspect of this exciting medium in an easy-to-follow, inspirational way.
Using his vibrant and colourful palette, Arnold Lowrey starts off with expert advice on all the techniques needed for creating interesting pictures, from laying initial washes to adding interest and detail. Wendy Jelbert follows on, showing how to transform sketches into finished paintings, with advice on capturing special moments, creating light and shade and recording happy memories.
Perspective is an important part of the painting process and Geoff Kersey shows how to create an impression of depth and distance using dramatic skies and elements in the landscape. Finally, Barry Herniman explores the effects of sunlight, shadows, mist and stormy skies on a range of popular subjects.
This book is an invaluable addition to any artist's library, with the authors revealing the secrets and delights of capturing many different subjects from early morning landscapes to rural buildings, seascapes and more.
Wendy Jelbert is a teacher and professional artist who works in pastels, oils, acrylics, inks and watercolours. She enjoys experimenting with different ways of using mixed media and texture and her sometimes unconventional methods often produce surprising and original results. Wendy is a tutor at West Dean College, West Sussex. Follow this link to view her tutor page https://www.westdean.org.uk/CollegeChannel/Tutors/TutorProfilesandWork/WendyJelbert.aspx Wendy lives in Andover, Hampshire. Arnold Lowrey has been painting in a variety of media for over twenty-five years. His motivation has been the use of light in painting, but he now experiments more with colour and texture. His seascapes are especially vibrant and full of movement. Arnold also likes painting still life, landscapes, portraits and abstracts. He exhibits his paintings in Wales and London. Arnold holds regular weekend workshops and weekly painting courses, residential watercolour courses and demonstrations for Art Societies. He is also a painting demonstrator for several art material suppliers. www.lowrey.co.uk Geoff Kersey is an experienced watercolourist and is much in demand as a teacher and demonstrator. He lives and works in Derbyshire, where he has a studio, and he exhibits extensively. He has made many watercolour DVDs, contributes to various art publications and has written many bestselling watercolour books. www.geoffkersey.co.uk