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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback with elastic band and pocket containing viewfinder
  • Publication: 30 June 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219484
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 127x180 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £9.99

The Watercolour Companion


Your no-fuss guide to successful painting by Matthew Palmer

Book Description

From best-selling artist Matthew Palmer, this indispensable reference book is like having an artist on your shoulder to help with the tricky bits! Designed to aid your painting whilst painting either indoors or out, the small format and hard cover make it easy to transport and to store with the rest of your painting kit. It includes:

  • Painting tips and advice for all aspects of the landscape
  • Key colour swatches for perfect mixes every time
  • Troubleshooting tips for correcting mistakes
  • Pull-out picture finder to help with composition, isolating colours and more!

The handy swatches allow you to hold the book up to the object you’re painting, match the colour and create the right mix easily. The book includes a pull-out picture finder, with instructions on how to use it to create the best composition from the scene in front of you. 

Table of Contents

Getting started

Skies and light

Trees and flowers

Hills and mountains


Life in the landscape

Drawing and sketching


Watercolour secrets


About the Author

About Matthew Palmer

Matthew Palmer is a renowned demonstrator of watercolour painting, and his classes are particularly popular with beginners. He has been painting professionally for over 20 years and specializes in landscapes, still life and animals. He has his own studio at his home in Derbyshire, UK and teaches hundreds of people each week, as well as running watercolour workshops and holidays. He has many personal exhibitions, participates in several art shows and appears regularly on television as well as on his own internet-based art show at www.watercolour.tv

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