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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback includes 6 full-size gatefold tracings
  • Publication: 17 May 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215103
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 600
  • Pages: 168
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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Matthew Palmer's Step-by-Step Guide to Watercolour Painting

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by Matthew Palmer

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Book Description

Take a masterclass with artist Matthew Palmer in this comprehensive guide to watercolour painting.

This comprehensive step-by-step guide to producing landscapes and seascapes in watercolour is a natural progression in learning from Matthew Palmer's previous title Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner. Providing a more complete course in painting, this latest book explores in further detail the key techniques used in watercolour painting, including the application of resists; colour mixing; applying natural-looking foliage to trees and woodlands; use of dry-brush technique in depicting intricate detail, and using scratch-out techniques to add sparkle and movement to water. 

A six-step exercise helps demonstrate the stages of creating a landscape scene of snowy hills and dales including laying the initial wash, lifting out highlights on the hills, and applying shadow. The book also features five full step-by-step projects to help readers develop their watercolour painting skills, featuring a waterfall scene, a poppy field with country cottage and New York in autumn-time; each accompanied with a full-size outline.

Matthew Palmer's Step-by-Step Guide to Watercolour Painting is the perfect companion for artists who have mastered the rudiments of the medium but are keen to improve their skills, develop their own style, and progress further on their journey to painting success.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Materials

Inspiration

Colour

Tricks and techniques

The projects:
Night-time snow scene
Autumn in the City
At the Harbour
Waterfall in Summer
Wildflower Meadow
Index

About the Author

About Matthew Palmer

Matthew Palmer is one of the SAA's most renowned demonstrators, and his classes are particularly popular with beginners. He has been painting seriously for twenty years and specialises in landscapes, still life and animals. He has his own studio at his home in Derbyshire and teaches over 150 people per week, as well as running watercolour workshops and holidays. He has many personal exhibitions, participates in several art shows and appears regularly on the Painting and Drawing Channel.

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