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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback wire-o binding + 6 watercolour paper sheets
  • Publication: 01 October 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217466
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 102
  • RRP: £15.99
  • Series: The Paint Pad Artist
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The Paint Pad Artist: Coastal Landscapes


6 beautiful pictures to pull out and paint by Charles Evans

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Book Description

This inspiring book on painting coastal landscapes is part of the exciting and innovative Paint Pad Artist series. Whether a beginner or more experienced artist, you will be amazed at how quickly you will acquire the skills needed to produce beautiful paintings. With the initial outlines for the six stunning projects provided on watercolour paper, you can start creating amazing works of art straight away.

Written by professional artist Charles Evans, this guide begins with notes on how to use the pre-printed watercolour paper and how to make copies of the outlines should you want to attempt the projects again.

Following this there is a short ‘what you need’ section, enabling you to gather together the paints, brushes and basic equipment required to start painting, and some brief guidance on general techniques such as how to mix your watercolours, how to make the most of your palette and enhance your watercolours with the addition of gouache.

The six stunning step-by-step projects build in difficulty as you work through the book, introducing new techniques and incorporating numerous handy hints and tips to help you progress on your painting journey.

The six sheets of watercolour paper, supplied by Daler-Rowney, are pre-printed with the initial outline drawing for each of the projects, enabling you to start painting straight away and giving you the best possible chance of producing a gorgeous coastal painting.

Table of Contents

How to use this book
What you need
General techniques:
Setting up your easel
Removing the tape from your painting
Working with watercolour
Integrating gouache
Mixing colours
Laying a wash
Sligo, County Mayo
Inlet in Autumn
Yorkshire Moors
Lulworth Cove
Watercolour outlines

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. Charles has made over 200 television programmes on art for the Tyne Tees television company and later for the Discovery Channel.

Charles has written several books for Search Press, selling almost 100,000 copies, and represents Daler-Rowney as their main demonstrator. He travels the UK and abroad, taking his no-nonsense approach to painting to hundreds of amateur artists. His exuberant personality is reflected in his own paintings, which have a lightness and simplicity to them.

Charles lives in Morpeth, Northumberland, UK. Visit his website, www.charlesevansart.com


Paint magazine

This relatively new series is a delight to handle and use. The substantial covers give a feeling of solidity and the spiral binding allows the pages to lie flat. The whole thing is kept closed by an elasticated band that's somehow more than just window-dressing and adds the feel of the personal portfolio the books are designed to become.

Appearance isn't everything, of course, and nicely-judged content, with plenty of exercises, demonstrations, hints and tips provide the meat. At the core are the six practical projects, each of which comes with its own sheet of quality watercolour pre-printed with the outline of the scene. This is a natural development of the hugely successful Ready to Paint series and keeps all your work neatly in one place. 

So there's only one further element needed to make this the perfect guide, isn't there? Yes, an author, and Charles Evans is just the person you'd want. Thorough and generous in his teaching, he'll guide you through all the processes from choosing your materials and some basic techniques to completing six nicely varied scenes you'll be proud to display. Each one introduces new subjects and techniques - painting over reflections, using a rigger to depict trees or stippling foliage. As well as water there are hills, trees, skies and buildings to develop your skills as you go along.

This is a superb guide that you can refer back to once it's completed.


Customer Review

This is a beautifully illustrated book. Ideal for a beginner or more advanced painter. Step by step on ever stage to produce a wonderful painting.

Every project in this book has a preprinted outlined drawing on quality watercolour paper at the back of the book, which you can either trace or tear out and keep your book intact so you can reuse it time and time again.

All you need is a little paint and a few brushes to get start. Perfect gift for any budding artist.

Leisure Painter

Part of the new Paint Pad Artist Series, Charles Evans's Coastal Landscapes will encourage both beginners and more experienced artists to paint accomplished paintings straight away. The outlines for six projects are provided on Daler-Rowney watercolour paper, so that you can start applying colour immediately. Charles provides information on how to use the pre-printed paper and how to copy the outlines so that you can attempt the projects more than once. A 'what you will need' section, together with brief information on the techniques you will be using, accompany each of the projects, and these gradually become more difficult as you progress. 

Art Book Review

I dealt with the mechanics of this new series in the introductory review, so this is a look just at one particular volume.

Charles Evans is an experienced and popular demonstrator who is ideally suited to this introduction to painting coastal scenes. Each of the six demonstrations introduces a new topic or technique, such as drawing out colour to create clouds, capturing reflections, using a rigger to create trees and working with stormy skies and seas.

Theres plenty of variety, but nothing is too taxing and the beginner will feel at home quickly, producing worthwhile results that can only encourage further work.

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