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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback flexibinding
  • Publication: 01 August 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216391
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 148x210 mm
  • Illustrations: 280
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £8.99
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Terry Harrison’s Pocket Book for Watercolour Artists

£8.99

Over 100 essential tips to improve your painting by Terry Harrison

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Book Description

'Search Press have reissued their eminently useful Top Tips series in paperback. If you haven't encountered these before, they're a handy way of taking the advice of your favourite artists out in the field with you.' Paint Magazine

Easy tips for buying and using materials, mixing colours, creating texture and correcting mistakes, as well as for painting skies, fields, trees, water, roofs, winter scenes and much more. Terry demystifies the painting process, reveals his secrets and shows how to produce perfect pictures every time. 

This title was previously published as Terry's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists. In this new easy-to-use flexibinding format with an updated design, the books in the Watercolour Artists’ Pocket Books series bring you the best tips from some of Search Press's leading authors.

Table of Contents

Introduction8
What to buy10
Colour22
Using photographs24
Mixing watercolours26
Washes28
Wet into wet30
Wet on dry32
Watercolour problems34
Masking36
Lifting out40
Painting skies42
Painting distance46
Painting fields48
Painting trees50
Painting grasses54
Painting flowers56
Painting mountains62
Painting water64
Painting beaches72
Painting rocks74
Painting cliffs75
Painting boats76
Painting roofs77
Painting walls80
Painting windows84
Painting doors86
Stiles, gates and fences88
Winter scenes90
Adding life94
Index96

About the Author

About Terry Harrison

Terry Harrison grew up in Norfolk, UK. His early art education was basic and he never dreamed that he would one day become an artist. At fifteen, Terry moved to Hampshire and, inspired by his brilliant art teacher, won a place at Farnham Art School at the age of sixteen. After graduating he became a graphic artist but continued to paint in his spare time. In 1984 Terry gave up his job to paint full time and never looked back, teaching and demonstrating his watercolour techniques throughout the world, developing his own range of brushes and paints and writing over 20 best-selling books that have been translated into many languages. Sadly, Terry passed away in 2017 but his legacy lives on. His gift for explaining his methods in an easy and accessible way has encouraged countless people to take up painting, and his beautiful works of art, inspired by the English countryside that he loved, will continue to be enjoyed by people all over the world.

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Paint magazine (September 2018)

Search Press have reissued their eminently useful Top Tips series in paperback. If you haven't encountered these before, they're a handy way of taking the advice of your favourite artists out in the field with you. Got a problem with skies, water, washes, colour mixing or almost anything else? You'll find quick solutions, often in a short paragraph and a single illustration that'll get you back on track in minutes. Ideal as a source of inspiration, as well as an antidote to frustration, these are easy to pack and use. 


Leisure Painter, September 2018

Search Press's new series of pocket books for watercolourists by popular tutors - Charles Evans, Terry Harrison and Geoff Kersey - is taken from the previously published Top Tips for Watercolour Artists series. The material isn't new, but the format is. Notebook-sized, it fits perfectly into your kit bag so makes the ideal reference tool when you are working out in the field. 

Charles Evan's books includes tips on sketching, skies, light and shade, trees, man-made structures, mood and atmosphere. Terry Harrison includes chapters on how to use photographs, wet into wet, masking and lifting out, grasses and flowers, and winter scenes, while Geoff Kersey includes tips on mixing colours, the importance of shadows, hills and mountains and adding signs of life. The popular Top Tips series was well planned providing would-be artists with tips from experienced watercolour painters to help them with specific areas of painting. This new pocket book series gives them a new lease of life. 

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