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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexibound
  • Publication: 07 September 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215738
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 215x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 800
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP Price: £15.99
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Complete Guide to Watercolour

£15.99

All the essential techniques and skills you need by David Webb

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Book Description

Extensive guide to painting in watercolour for beginners and upper, guiding readers on key art materials, techniques and picture making

In this beautifully produced book, artist and teacher David Webb shares his expertise to provide comprehensive guidance for anyone painting in watercolour, from beginners up.

How-to techniques are at the heart of the book and feature detailed explanations and demonstrations that will get you progressing fast, with a real understanding of the medium. Included in this section are Help! panels that focus on what can go wrong: the typical mistakes made and how you can avoid them.

Readers will also discover the widest possible range of watercolour techniques thanks to our team of internationally recognised guest artists, who will be revealing some of their painting secrets in a series of life lessons how they appear to get the paint to really glow and their paintings to spring into life.

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About David Webb

David Webb specialised in extremely detailed natural history illustrations for many years. He then changed to pure watercolour and took to the much looser, freer style shown in this book. He now runs painting holidays and workshops and demonstrates around the UK, and his work is displayed in a number of galleries.
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This really rather attractive book is arranged more or less in an encyclopaedia format, but without quite falling into the tabulated effect that implies. Its a difficult thing to define, but the result is both a rattle bag and the basis of a nicely-structured course at the same time.

Subtitling itself all the essential skills and techniques you need is a pointer to this: its not so much a manual as a connected series of lessons that you can work with in almost any order. And there lies its attraction: each section is easily separated out and you can read up about what you need or what interests you at the moment. It would be possible to work through from cover to cover and, indeed, youll probably want to at some point. For the rest, its something to keep by you and dip into serendipitously. It has many treasures to reveal and these are best discovered by chance.

There are hints, tips, lessons, exercises and demonstrations and the book finishes rather pleasingly with a section titled Approaches to Watercolour, introducing a range of other contributors who present their own ways of working.

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