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This popular book provides all the information you need to get started in watercolour painting. Full of clear, simple advice and more than 70 step-by-step demonstrations, Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner will teach even the least confident of beginners the skills and techniques needed to start painting. In this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide, three professional artists explain all the basic watercolour techniques.Top TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw demonstrates the basic techniques including brushstrokes, colour mixing and depicting distance and foreground to get you started in watercolour.Lecturer and Artist Sharon Finmark explains how you can paint realistic figures, covering scale and proportion, mixing convincing skin colours and portraying movement and light effectively.Artist and teacher Trevor Waugh demonstrates techniques for painting animals - domestic, farmyard and wild. Starting with simple animal shapes, Trevor takes you through the rudiments of 3D shapes, tone and colour and the tricks of using foreshortening in your work.
Successful painter, author and teacher, Alwyn Crawshaw is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the British Watercolour Society, and the Society of Equestrian Artists. He is also President of the National Acrylic Painters Association and is listed in the current edition of Who's Who in Art. Alwyn lives in Dawlish, Devon with his wife June, where they have their own gallery. Sharon Finmark trained at St Martin's College of Art and currently teaches drawing and painting and the history of colour in contemporary art at the City Lit College in London. She writes for The Artist magazine and has had three books published by HarperCollins. Sharon has been artist-in-residence at Radio 4's Today programme and has sketched backstage at The National Theatre.