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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 04 December 2013
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844489763
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x292 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 72
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Series: Ready to Paint
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Ready to Paint: Irish Landscapes


in watercolour by Dermot Cavanagh

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Book Description

The Ready to Paint series provides six tracings for readers to pull out and transfer on to watercolour paper. There is one for each of the five step-by-step demonstrations, plus a bonus tracing of the inspirational painting in the introduction section, and full instructions on how to transfer the images.
People who want to learn to Irish Landscapes in watercolour without relying on their drawing skills have everything they need in this book. Renowned television presenter and watercolour tutor, Dermot Cavanagh, has created five step-by-step demonstrations depicting beautiful scenes from his native Ireland: the Argory, a National Trust property in County Tyrone, a Singing Pub in County Donegal, Glendalough, a historic site in County Wicklow, Glencar Lake in County Sligo and Doo Lough in County Mayo. There is also a beautiful Roscommon lake scene featuring Castle Island on Lough Key for readers to have a go at once they have mastered the skills learned from the demonstrations, and a tracing is provided for this too.

* Six tracings provided, so no need to draw
* Expert tuition from renowned television presenter and watercolour turor, Dermot Cavanagh
* Beautiful Irish landscapes that readers will want to paint

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Materials 6
Transferring the image 9
The Argory 10
Step by step
Glencar Lake 16
Step by step
Glendalough 24
Step by step
The Singing Pub 32
Step by step
Doo Lough 40
Step by step
Index 48

About the Author

About Dermot Cavanagh

Dermot Cavanagh inspired millions of viewers by teaching a host of celebrities to paint the Irish landscape in the BBC TV series Awash With Colour. A prolific painter all his life, Dermot has had numerous exhibitions of his work and his paintings hang in collectors' homes around the world. He is regularly commissioned to create original paintings, specialising in his native Irish landscape. Dermot demonstrates to art clubs and societies and holds painting courses throughout Britain and painting holidays to Ireland and abroad. Dermot is a published author and has produced many teaching DVDs. He has appeared on various television and radio programmes and is a regular contributor to art magazines.


Feb 14

I suspect the broad usp of this is going to be the popular artist Dermot Cavanagh rather than the subject matter, effective though that is. Theres a good variety of subjects here, including vernacular and formal buildings, and Dermot is particularly good on the use of colour to create shape, depth and recession. Ireland isnt known as the emerald isle for nothing and he is also particularly sound on what Val Doonican once described as forty shades of green. As a general exercise in landscape painting, this is definitely worth a look.


Jan 14

The dreamy Irish landscape has always inspired artists, but not everyone can get a instant good result. Dermot Cavanagh has set out to create an answer by devising a step by step guide to five Irish landscapes: The Argory, Glencar Lake, Glendalough, The Singing Pub and Doo Lough. These sites reflect all aspects of the Irish landscape including lakes, buildings and countryside. Tracings are provided so that readers can easily acquire the outlines, before concentrating on the painting effects. Clear instructions ensure that painters of any level of skill can obtain a good result. All the tracings are reusable. This is an extremely useful and well thoughtout book which will be welcomed by artists of any standard. Dermot is an experienced teacher and this shows in the level of tuition and help that is provided.

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Feb 14

Popular tutor, Dermot Cavanagh, is the author of the latest title in the Ready to Paint series. Here he tackles Irish Landscapes in Watercolour and, as usual with this series, all the drawing is done for you with free tracings provided so that you can get straight on with the exciting part of adding colour. Each of the landscapes tackles a different element: skies and foregrounds, mountains and lakes, trees and foliage, stone and brickwork, light and shade and aerial perspective. Dermot recommends using just 12 colours to keep everything simple, avoiding overworking and muddying of colours. Each of the six pull-out tracings is accompanied by clear step-by-step demonstrations, making this the ideal choice for beginners or those wishing to improve their watercolour techniques.

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