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Good basic advice for beginners. Simple techniques explained in easy to understand terms. Can be used to simply copy the project s demonstrated, or as a launching point for your own imagination. Slightly annoying that it is, like most of Harrison’s books a shop window for his patent “colours” and brush styles. The beginner should not be put off by this - with a little imagination you will see which colours to use - you’ve probably already got them - and that a few ordinary brushes will work just as well.
This a a super little book for the beginner or the amateur who wants to learn about painting rivers, streams, lakes and the sea. Terry says you can paint each scene in half and hour, and you could, but if you want to do a good job and enjoy what you are doing..then take as long as you like it is all a question of what you, as the artist want to do. I like to paint these types of pictures to make personal birthday cards. Because they are very basic, it gives you the opportunity to add the odd figure etc. making the painting into less of a copy. I really did need to learn how to paint water (not easy) and this little book turned out to be a real gem!
This is a slim volume which provides a good introduction to the representation of water in a variety of situations, sea and shoreline, lakes, fast-flowing streams, cascades, reflections in water. I personally like this person's watercolour style, which is not important on a technical level, but does make it more enjoyable.
I am a complete beginner and I really want to be handheld into the world of watercolor paintings. I couldn’t connect with this book. It shows you how to paint a rock, tree, water etc but it doesn’t guide to in detail how to put it all together. I had problems with showing distance, depth and density for example. Some good tips though!
This book is clearly laid out and uses 30 minute exercises to try to help budding water colour artists to develop their techniques. I like the idea of simple quick exercises as this helps you to paint using a looser style and frees up your creative expression. These exercises could easily be adapted to suit your own paintings of seascapes.
what an excellent book by a versatile painter. If you want to know how to paint water effectively this is the book to buy. I alike to try my hands at watercolour painting but find it hard to paint water effectively, but this books guides you throughit effortlessly would thoroughly recommend this book for any aspiring artist well informative and well worth the money