20 March 2019

£8.99

BC Paperback

216x292 mm

9781782216841

9781782216841

64 pages

Search Press

Take Three Colours

Take Three Colours: Watercolour Mountains

by Matthew Palmer

'There’s no grandstanding or showmanship, just solid, honest instructions and demonstrations that produce solid, worthwhile results.' Artbookreview.net

Paint convincing watercolour mountain scenes using just 3 colours, 3 brushes, a palette and a pad of paper.

From only 3 affordable watercolour paints in red, blue and yellow you can mix a huge range of colours and paint beautiful landscapes you’ll be proud to hang on your wall. Starting from the simplest of mountain scenes, Matthew builds your skills as you progress through the 9 easy projects in the book, and by the end you’ll be amazed at what you have achieved.

Clear instructions and step-by-step photographs show you how to add detail, shadow and distance to a scene, and there are numerous handy tips and helpful jargon busters’ to help you learn the basic watercolour techniques. Before you know it, you’ll have acquired all the skills you need to paint your own wonderful mountain scenes in watercolour.

Matthew uses French ultramarine, cadmium yellow and alizarin crimson and sizes 12, 6 and 2 round brushes.

Book Contents

Introduction
Using the colours
Using the brushes
Projects
Simple mountain
Snow-capped mountain
Mountain at sunset
Scottish loch
Alpine scene
Across the meadow
Lake District
On the water
Frosty night
Transferring a drawing

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