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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback + 32 pages of tracings
  • Publication: 17 September 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216766
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Series: Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes
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Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Landscapes in Acrylics


Build your skills with quick & easy painting projects by Barry Herniman

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This beginner’s guide to painting the landscape in acrylics is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Each of the 33 quick-and-easy studies takes no more than 30 minutes, and will teach you how to apply a crucial technique to your work, or paint a particular aspect of the natural landscape. The book also contains 3 larger paintings that demonstrate how to combine the elements learned into vibrant and inspiring landscapes

Build up your skills in easy chunks, learning about form and composition, colour mixing, working with acrylics and capturing the drama of the natural world.

The exercises are all worked at postcard size ideal for a 6 x 4 inch (A6) watercolour pad. All the required tracings are included.

Table of Contents

Basic painting equipment8
Tips and TEchniques10
Preparing and mixing paint 12
Simple landscape18
Distant hills20
Using different surfaces22
Misty scene24
Rocky outcrop26
Trees and skies28
Winter trees30
Green fields32
Autumn trees34
Summer sky36
Moddy sky38
Lakes and rivers40
Flowing stream42
Quiet reflections46
Stepping stones48
Towering cliffs52
White water54
Rough seas58
Evening on the estuary60
Town and country64
Country lane66
Rustic barn68
Successful shadows70
Country cottage74
Ox-eye daisies78
Hills, Mountains and Snow80
Misty mountains84
Snowy lane86
Wintry woodland88
Lakeland River90
Garway Village92
Towards Achill Head94

About the Author

About Barry Herniman

Barry Herniman is a full time artist who has been painting landscapes and seascapes for many years. He now travels extensively, both home and abroad, tutoring workshops and demonstrating to art clubs and societies and has had exhibitions in England, Canada and the USA. He is a regular contributor to The Artist magazine.


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Have you ever wanted to paint some beautiful natural scenery, but don't have a day to spend on it? Barry Herniman has created a beginner's guide to painting landscapes in acrylics, with 33 exercises to build your skills that each take just 30 minutes to complete!

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Landscapes in Acrylics by Barry Herniman is part of the Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes series from Search Press.

Barry provides us with 33 basic studies covering all aspects and techniqus necessary to paint convincing landscapes in acrylics. There;s useful advice on what materials to choose, colour mixing, laying washes and clever tips. The 30-minute time limit concentrates the mind so that you are able to get straight on with learning, with each study focusing on a particular aspect of the landscape. The exercises are worked at postcard size to keep them manageable and all the required tracings are included to help you on your way. Three step-by-step demonstrations put all you have learned into practice.


Theres something for everyone in this welcome addition to an excellent series. Barry covers trees, rocks, buildings, water, skies and even seas. Demonstrations use the watercolour technique, so youll be working on paper without impasto. Ive yet to see traceable outlines that work on canvas, though I cant see why it would be impossible.

This isnt just a good book within the series, though, its a very thorough grounding in landscape elements and techniques in its own right and something to consider even if you dont want pre-drawn outlines.

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