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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 11 October 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800922648
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 256
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99

3-Colour Watercolour


30 colour-mixing masterpieces by Katie Putt

Book Description

30 sweet and simple watercolour projects for beginners  gain confidence in colour mixing using just 3 colours at a time!

Artist Katie Putt, New Designers 'One to Watch' (London, 2019), guides you through simple step-by-step instructions for 30 mini-masterpieces. Each of the 10 chapters in this book is based around a different 3-colour palette, from jewel brights to Scandi calm. You'll need just 3 'pure' paint colours to make a start. From these, you will learn how to mix a surprising range of different colours - every hue you'll need to complete the 3 easy-to-follow watercolour projects in each chapter, which range from animals, flowers and plants to baked goods and more.

By working with 3-colour palettes, you'll get to know each different colour of paint intimately. You'll gain an understanding of how different colours interact when mixed or layered, and you'll become a pro when it comes to the different characteristics of dark and light washes. By the time you've completed the projects in this book, you'll have a sixth sense for colour.

All 30 projects contains tips and simple instructions throughout, and each of the 10 sections is supplemented with generously sized colour charts to make colour matching super simple.

This is the perfect book for beginners as well as more developed artists who want to play around with more limited colour designs to truly gain an understanding of their paints.

Table of Contents

Introduction p. 8
The basics p. 10
Tools p. 12
Colour essentials p. 14
Three colours p. 18
Colour charts p. 19
Layering p. 20
Steps p. 21
The palettes p. 22
Jewel brights: patisserie, pomegranate, potted plant p. 24
Beach spirit: rockpool crab, cocktail hour, surf’s up p. 34
Scandi calm: eucalyptus, wicker basket, photo time p. 44
True romance: trainer, lantern, hot-air balloon p. 54
Tropical sun: lemons, tiger, chameleon p. 64
Magic touch: shell, ice lolly, flora p. 74
Spring fresh: bird’s nest, flower power, springtime bird p. 84
Summer swoon: flowering cacti, parasol, journal entry p. 94
Autumnal glow: iced doughnut, fungi, latte art p. 104
Festive vibes: red lipstick, bedside lamp, present p. 114
Colour index p. 124
Author biography p. 128
Illustration credits p. 128

About the Author

About Katie Putt

Katie Putt is a London-based watercolour artist and illustrator. Her work combines a traditional style with a relaxed modern touch. She has taught numerous watercolour workshops in the UK, and will be leading classes at creative retreats in France. Recently she painted live at a publicity event for luxury accessories brand FURLA.

Katie has a strong social media following, and has created an enthusiastic community of international watercolour and nature lovers on Instagram where you can follow her @studio.storey. To view more of Katie's work visit www.katieputt.com

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