Hills and mountains, at the very forefront of the popular vision of the grand landscape, offer a stunning display of light effects, fleeting shadows, and craggy forms that demand to be captured in watercolour. The astonishing range of colours found in these high landscapes, from steely-blue rock to golden bracken and the soft purples of heather, give the aspiring water colour artist a dazzling display of images to capture. In Hills and Mountains simple exercises demonstrate how to do this and convey a sense of space through watercolour's subtle ability to depict the diminishing tones of aerial perspective. Packed with dozens of professional tips on how to depict grass, gorse, scrub, scree and pine-clad hillside, this pocket-sized manual is the perfect accompaniment to the artist who yearns for the high, open spaces.
Richard Taylor is an experienced artist, teacher and popular author of many instructional painting books, specializing in watercolour. His recent publications include The Watercolorist's Guide to Painting Buildings. Natural Watercolours and The Watercolorist's Year. Richard lives in Clacton on Sea. Essex.