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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback including 33 tracings
  • Publication: 01 February 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214144
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £6.50 (1 available)
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £12.99
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Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Landscapes in Watercolour


by Dave Woolass

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Book Description

An ideal beginner's guide to painting watercolour landscapes for artists who are short on time.

This guide to painting watercolour landscapes is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Broken down into 33 quick and easy paintings that take no more than 30 minutes to complete, this basic course will teach you all the skills you need to paint landscapes and their components, including trees in winter, sparkling water, hedgerows and gates, animals, human figures and buildings in the landscape.

The 30-minute paintings are all worked at postcard size ideal for a 6 x 4in (A6) watercolour pad, and tracings are included for those with limited drawing skills. Each small painting is a work of art in its own right, and can be stored in your portfolio for reference later, or framed and hung on the wall to impress your friends.

The book is broken down into chapters that focus, respectively, on essential watercolour techniques including colour mixing and glazing; laying washes and creating skies and realistic-looking clouds; the rudiments of composition; trees and flowers in a landscape; water still and moving, from stream to open sea; and the living landscape human and animal figures, structures and buildings in the landscape.

The final section of the book contains three complete paintings that demonstrate how to combine all the techniques and elements of painting landscapes, as gleaned from the preceding chapters. These paintings, too, are accompanied by actual-size tracings.

There are 33 tracings in all to help you compose your own landscape paintings.

Praise for the Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes series: 

This is a genuinely exciting evolution of a popular series. You’ll be guided through some simple exercises and on to complete paintings, gaining valuable insights that will develop and improve your skills.  Henry Malt,

Table of Contents

Basic painting equipment8

Colour mixing10
Colourful greys12
Mixing greens14
Winter scene18
Figures in a glade20

Washes and skies22
Calm landscape24
Morning sky26
A darker day28
Stormy night32
Pale dawn sky34
A moody sky36


By the lake40
Fence line in the snow44

Trees and flowers 46

Layered foliage50
Spring foliage52
Summer tree54
Autumn tree56
Winter trees58
Poppy field60
Wildflower patch62

Giving water depth and sparkle68
Boat on open water70

The living landscape74

The rambler76
Watching the gondolas78
Distant sheep80
Dry-stone bridge82
Farm building84
Distant buildings86
The urban landscape88

Country Cottage90
Boats on a Lake92
Autumn Walk94


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Click Here to download and print the tracings used in this book.

About the Author

About Dave Woolass

Dave Woolass is one of the UK’s leading artists with a strong art background spanning more than forty years. Born and raised in Yorkshire, UK, he began his working life as a trainee manager within the retail industry. Painting and drawing were always his first loves, however, and it was inevitable that Dave should turn to making a living from his artwork.

For many years Dave has delivered private art classes to small groups of students, and has delivered workshops and seminars nationwide for various art societies and galleries. He has frequently been commissioned by companies to demonstrate art materials at art events as well as on live television.

Dave has undertaken numerous commissions ranging from private portrait sittings to magazine covers, and has even painted guardian angels for each member of a group of clairvoyants!

His work features in many art collections across the globe including: UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and the Middle East, and he has also appeared on the popular UK TV program, A Brush with Fame’.

In 2001 the Fine Art Trade Guild of Great Britain elected Dave to the Court of the Guild in 2001. He was elected as The Masters Warden in 2003 and was ultimately elected Master of the Fine Art Trade Guild’ in 2004.


For a general appreciation, please look at the series tag above. I like the new iteration of the old Ready to Paint series a lot and these latest volumes diminish that not a jot.

Dave Woollass is a new author and one I hope well see more of. He has a pleasantly loose style thats readily achievable and explains his working methods well. Hes also comfortable with the variety of subject matter that the series demands and this would be a book worth seeking out even if the series in general isnt your regular cup of tea.

The Leisure Painter

May 2018

Landscapes in Watercolour by Dave Woolas is a new addition to the popular Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes series from Search Press, which is ideal for anyone keen to get started but short on time . Dave introduces 33 quick and easy paintings all postcard sized to make them easier to paint within 30 minutes. As well as any step-by-step demonstrations tracings are provided for anyone who struggles with drawing and simple wishes to get straight on with colour adding.

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