Popular TV artist and teacher Hazel Soan is well known for her stunning watercolours of Africa. This superbly illustrated guide is both a safari through her beloved southern Africa and an instructional journey through a range of subjects, showing different ways to see and paint them.
Aimed at the more practised painter, Hazel Soan's African Watercolours is an ideal book for the reader looking to add adventure to their painting. Focusing on the popular medium of watercolour, Hazel travels through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, getting to know her destinations by painting them. As the journey unfolds, she presents a series of exciting painting projects.
The contents include:
Introduction: A Tale of Two Journeys
* Dramatic Seascapes: The Cape Peninsula Creating the third dimension
* The Desert in Flower: Namaqualand
* Red Dunes, Cool Mists: The Namib Desert
The strength of simplicity
* Desolate Coastline: The Skeleton Coast
Conveying an atmosphere
* Heat and Dust: Etosha
The suggestion of movement
* Rivers of Life: The Chobe River
Deep darks and reflections
* The Lake of Drowned Trees: Lake Kariba Exploring shape and line
* Kingdom of the Cats: The Kalahari Desert
Responding to the subject
* The Riches of Emptiness: The Karoo
Tapestries of texture
* Heartbeat of Africa: The People of the South
Breathing life into paintings
Both a stunning collection of watercolours and an invaluable source of expert instruction, Hazel Soan's African Watercolours will inspire readers, wherever they paint.
Hazel Soan is a successful artist with an international reputation. She divides her studio time between London and Cape Town, exhibits her work widely, and her paintings can be found in collections worldwide. She is the author of 7 books on painting, regularly contributes to art magazines, and runs very popular painting holidays. She was an Art Expert on Channel 4's Watercolour Challenge and has made a number of other radio and TV appearances both in the UK and abroad.