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This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful watercolours in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn’t have too much time to paint.
Many people think they don’t have enough time to paint, but in this attractive guide Fiona Peart encourages quick and simple learning. By working with just a few materials and focusing on just the key techniques it is possible to achieve successful paintings in no more than half an hour. And for those artists who already have a little painting experience, learning to work more quickly enables them to free up their style and paint more spontaneously.
All the main topics are covered, from choosing the right equipment, learning about brush strokes and the key techniques to using colour, emphasizing tone, direct painting and deciding on a subject. There are practical projects and step-by-step demonstrations as well as helpful tips and checklists. Subjects covered include still life, boats, water, flowers, landscapes, people, animals and buildings.
- ”'Excellent value, and really useful guides - I can’t wait for the next ones in the series.”Artist’s and Illustrator’s magazine
- ”'Far from being just another beginner’s guide, this new title offers suggestions for simple compositions, economy of working and limited materials…you will find plenty of ideas and suggestions.”The Leisure Painter
- ”'This book is a chance to look at the world through refreshed eyes and put a sparkle back into your work that perhaps time and familiarity have dulled”The Artist