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This book is the perfect companion for the watercolour landscape painter. Richard Taylor looks at each element of the landscape in turn. He moves from small details, such as a quick painting of his backpack, drawn in a break from walking, to wide sweeping panoramas. Richard advises on the best tools and materials to work with and gives tips on how to travel light on painting trips. He explores the wide range of effects possible with different brushstrokes and washes: for example, how to blot and sponge your work to remove paint or create texture, how to use 'broken' brushstrokes and how to bleed contrasting colours. Detailed annotation points out key areas of interest for each painting showing, for example, how a wash has been used to create shadows in still water, or how paper has been left blank to represent the tops of clouds. Alongside each painting you'll find the palette of colours used, with advice on combining colours for best effect. Step-by-step demonstrations show basic watercolour techniques in action and longer projects reveal how Richard develops a fully-realised painting. Packed with invaluable hints and tips and illustrated with the author's inspiring watercolours,
Richard Taylor is an experienced artist, teacher and popular author of many instructional painting books, specialising in watercolour. Recent publications include 'The Watercolorist's Guide to Painting Buildings', 'Natural Watercolours', 'The Watercolourist's Year' and the popular 'Pocket Watercolours' series published by Collins & Brown. Richard lives in Clacton on Sea, Essex, UK.
Release date NZ
April 29th, 2004
Country of Publication
Collins & Brown
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