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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback + 32 tracing sheets
  • Publication: 19 July 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216285
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 600
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
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Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Boats & Harbours in Watercolour


Build your skills with quick & easy painting projects by Charles Evans

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Book Description

An ideal beginner's guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour for artists who are short on time.

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.

This guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Broken down into 33 quick and easy postcard size paintings, this basic course will teach you all the skills you need to paint boats, yachts or barges on calm seas or raging waves, including how to depict reflections in water, realistic spray and the suggestion of a busy harbourside or coastal village.

Table of Contents

Basic painting equipment8

Skies and water12
A simple scene14
Evening walk16
Overcast sky18
Calm before the storm20
Sunset sky22
Still water with reflections24

Textures and effects26
On the lake28
Trees and foliage34
Simple stonework36

Continental fishing boat40
Canal boats42
Sailing in choppy waters44
Shrimping boat46
Moored on the mud48
On the sand50
harbours and Buildings54
At the harbour wall56
Harbour with fishing boats58
Village on the water62
Seaside village64
Exotic harbour68

Waterside details70
Lobster pots72
Buoys on the beach76

People and animals78
Gone fishing80
Along the towpath82
Cormorant fishing84
Dogs on the dinghy88

The Roundhouse90
Racing Yachts92
Continental Harbour94


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About the Author

About Charles Evans

Charles Evans is one of the UK's leading painters, well-known from his long-running TV series and for his art classes, which are held all over the UK. After a conventional school education Charles entered and spent many years in the catering trade, eventually taking a break to study at Lincoln College of Art. He then joined the Royal Air Force. Following several years in the military, Charles resumed his civilian life in catering, owning bistros and contract catering companies, before turning back to art around thirty years ago. Charles made over two hundred television programmes on art for the Tyne Tees television company, then for the Discovery Channel.

Charles has written several books for Search Press, and now also represents Daler-Rowney as their main demonstrator. His exuberant and informal personality is reflected in his paintings, which have a lightness and simplicity that many artists aspire to.

Charles lives in Morpeth, Northumberland, UK. 


Art Book Review

The re-imagining of the Ready to Paint series continues apace and continues to impress.

Charles Evans offers a good variety of subject matter and stylistic approaches through 33 step-by-step projects along with useful exercises, hints and tips. The book has a clear progression and feels busy without being confusing and there is an overall sense that youre getting a lot for your money.

Leisure Painter

From the popular Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes series comes Charles Evan's Boats & Harbours in Watercolour. For anyone short of time, Charles has created 33 quick and easy postcard-size paintings as the basis of a course of exercises for you to work through. Detailed techniques and step-by-step projects cover all you need to know to paint boats and water, with interesting sections on depicting reflections and realistic spray. Tracings are included in the book so you can start painting straight away. 

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