"All watercolour landscape artists need to know how to paint water, and in this book Terry Harrison excels in demystifying the painting process. Here he shares his expert advice and no nonsense tips and techniques for producing quick, effective paintings of water. There are two- or three-step exercises for painting water in all its varied moods and situations, including ripples, reflections, puddles, streams, breaking waves, choppy water, surf, bridges, riverbeds, boats, and much more. There are then ten step-by-step demonstrations that can be produced in half an hour: a misty lake, track with puddles, ford, waterfall, lazy river, stormy sea, cliffs, fishing from a boat, sunset estuary and fishing boat."--Publisher's description.
Do you want to paint quick, loose watercolours? This practical guide for beginners, in a handy sketchbook format, will show you how you can achieve attractive and successful paintings in just thirty minutes - ideal for today's busy amateur artists. Expert watercolourist, Fiona Peart, shares her tips and techniques for producing quick and effective paintings of beautiful flowers. Ten step-by-step demonstrations follow an extensive range of the best exercises and techniques for watercolour. Each demonstration is designed to be painted in half an hour; ideal for those short on time but high on enthusiasm! The projects range from stunning vignettes to bright, fresh stocks in a bundle on the back of a bicycle.
This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful watercolour landscapes in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn't have much time to paint.
This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful watercolour paintings of people in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn't have much time to paint.
This handy, practical guide encourages fast and simple learning. By working with just a few materials and focusing on key techniques, you can create successful watercolors in no more than half an hour.
Discover the benefits of completing a watercolor painting in 30 minutes or less Spending hours or even days on a watercolor painting can lead to dull, muddy results. But a surefire way to keep your paintings loose and fresh is to work quickly! In this informative, 64-page book, accomplished artist Paul Talbot-Greaves proves that painting in watercolor doesn't have to be an all-day event. In fact, an impressive landscape scene can be created in just 30 minutes or less, which Paul demonstrates in 27 step-by-step lessons. To discourage readers from overworking their paintings, the author breaks down each lesson into short blocks of time, indicating how many minutes should be spent on each stage. In addition, he provides practical information on tone, color, pattern, light, and more, so readers can improve their skills and develop their "artist's eye."
Build Your Skills with Quick & Easy Painting Projects
Author: Matthew Palmer
Publisher: Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes
An ideal beginner's guide to painting animals and birds in watercolour for artists who are short on time. This comprehensive beginner's guide to painting animals and birds in watercolor is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Each of the 26 quick-and-easy exercises is worked at postcard size - ideal for a 6 x 4 in watercolor pad - and takes no more than 30 minutes to complete. Among the bird and animal species Matthew Palmer includes in this title are: parrot, cat, dog and puppy, sheep and lamb, zebra, stag, cow, swan, flamingo, elephant, penguin, robin, giraffe, snow leopard, ram, rabbit, meerkat, monkey, cockerel and tiger. The book includes 3 larger paintings that demonstrate how to combine the elements you have learned into a painting of an elegant cockerel, a tiger's head and a team of dogs. By creating these miniature works of art you will learn how to depict domestic and wild animals and birds close-up, or in the wild; how to portray realistic-looking fur and feathers, and how to capture a pet's personality in watercolor. Outline drawings of all the exercises and paintings in the book are provided on tracing paper for you to transfer straight onto your watercolour paper. "This is a genuinely exciting evolution of a popular series. You'll be guided through some simple exercises and on to complete paintings, gaining valuable insights that will develop and improve your skills." - Artbookreview.net By creating these miniature works of art you will learn how to depict domestic and wild animals and birds close-up, or in the wild; how to portray realistic-looking fur and feathers, and how to capture a pet's personality in watercolor. "This is a genuinely exciting evolution of a popular series. You'll be guided through some simple exercises and on to complete paintings, gaining valuable insights that will develop and improve your skills." - Artbookreview.net
Learn to paint trees and woodlands in thirty half-hour lessons with master artist Geoff Kersey. Tracings are provided to transfer to the paper or canvass. No drawing necessary! This complete beginner's guide to painting trees and woodlands scenes is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. 30 quick and easy exercises that each take no more than 30 minutes to complete offer you a complete course for all the skills you need to paint trees on their own and as part of beautiful scenes. The 30-minute paintings are all worked at postcard size - ideal for a 6 x 4in watercolor pad, and tracings are included for those with limited drawing skills. Each small painting is a work of art in its own right, and can be stored in your portfolio for reference later, or framed and hung on the wall to impress your friends. The final section of the book contains three complete paintings that demonstrate how to combine all the techniques and elements of painting landscapes, as gleaned from the preceding chapters. These paintings, too, are accompanied by actual-size tracings.
Many people think they don't have enough time to paint, but in this attractive guide Fiona Peart encourages quick and simple learning. By working with just a few materials and focusing on just the key techniques it is possible to achieve successful paintings in no more than half an hour. And for those artists who already have a little painting experience, learning to work more quickly enables them to free up their style and paint more spontaneously.All the main topics are covered, from choosing the right equipment, learning about brush strokes and the key techniques to using colour, emphasizing tone, direct painting and deciding on a subject. There are practical projects and step-by-step demonstrations as well as helpful tips and checklists. Subjects covered include still life, boats, water, flowers, landscapes, people, animals and buildings.With clear, easy-to-follow advice and plenty of ideas presented in a simple approachable way, this book provides a perfect introduction to painting watercolours quickly and easily.
Watercolour offers great potential for expression. Its fluidity, full colour range, generous spread and variety of marks can portray a likeness, a response, a feeling - even the notions of time and speed. This book is a practical guide to watercolour painting and more. It explains the importance of colour, tone, shape, texture and scale through exercises and shared techniques, but it also encourages the artist to express sensations and ideas in watercolour - and by exploring the joy of the medium, to develop handling skills, confidence and a unique painting 'voice'. Includes: getting started; materials, fundamentals and mark-making; ideas to trigger the imagination for developing personal style; a variety of images to inspire and encourage; and help and advice throughout to practice new skills and gain confidence with a medium that has the potential magnificence of a 'full orchestra', yet can be slipped into the pocket. Lavishly illustrated with 259 colour photographs.