Mastering the use of water paints with step-by-step techniques and projects, in over 200 photographs. Features: a step-by-step course in a popular painting medium; advice for the beginner on getting started with water paints, and inspiration for more experienced artists to expand their style. You can learn about the materials, equipment and progressive painting techniques. It includes: easy-to-follow guidance on how to treat classical subjects, from landscapes to portraits; 10 practical projects help you to refine your skills; and over 200 inspiring pictures include helpful stage-by-stage photography. You can develop your abilities and gain the confidence to create fabulous pieces of work. Perhaps the most popular medium among amateur painters, water paints are also used by many contemporary professional artists. This concise guide provides accessible information on all the materials, techniques and methods that you will need. There are inspirational projects to follow, plus expert advice on all the latest approaches. The book explores the types of paper and brushes to use and explains methods such as brushwork, texturing, line and wash, and masking. There is essential advice on the basics of preparation, as well as step-by-step projects. Throughout, works by contemporary artists illustrate the skills in action, while 'focus' features look at subjects such as still life, portraits and landscapes. Packed with wonderful pictures, this is an invaluable reference in an easy-to-use format.
Hazel Harrison is a highly experienced and respected figure in the world of practical art publishing. She is an artist who has written many books. Hazel studied at the Guildford School of Art and the Royal Academy School of Painting in London, and now divides her time between writing and painting.