The beauty and versatility of watercolour have always fascinated artists, delighted by its freshness, luminosity and ease-of-use. Now James Fletcher-Watson has prepared the ultimate analysis of this medium and the techniques involved so that all watercolour enthusiasts will be able to master and enjoy their chosen medium. First reviewing the roots of the English watercolour tradition, the author then takes a practical and informative look at materials, subject choice, how to paint landscape features, weather conditions, buildings and different methods and techniques of composing paintings and using colour. His excellent paintings, including many stage-by-stage series, complement the imaginative yet lucid text, and the generous number of colour illustrations allows the beauty of watercolour to be fully demonstrated.
James Fletcher Watson is a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, and of the Royal Society of British Artists. He exhibits in Britain, France and the United States, and contributes regularly to the Leisure Painter Magazine. He is also the author of James Fletcher-Watson's Watercolour Secrets (0713487577).