The Practical Encyclopedia of Watercolour



This title features mixing paint - brush strokes - gouache - masking out - glazing - wet into wet - drybrush painting - washes - using resists - sponging - light to dark - sgraffito. It is a complete teaching course of watercolour painting techniques, for beginners to intermediates. Each of the 25 projects is demonstrated step-by-step, with clear instructions for every part of the sequence. The projects range in complexity and are based on classic watercolour subjects such as skies, water, trees, flowers, buildings and people. Essential techniques are taught, including washes, masks, resists, spattering, sponging and sgraffito. Master all the aspects of watercolour painting with this comprehensive practical manual. An introduction details all the equipment you will need and lays out the basic techniques, including the different strokes required, and how to mix the paints to create the right palette. This instructive painting course then has over 20 step-by-step projects to help you to put the basics into practice. There are projects to challenge beginners, and others for intermediate painters, grouped by subject, including landscapes, still-life and portraits.
This accessible book has something for water-colourists of all abilities to learn from and help achieve their potential.


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Ian Sidaway is the author of many art technique books, including the The Instant Artist. Wendy Jelbert, an experienced art teacher, is the author of Painting Nature's Details, amongst other books.

General Fields

  • : 9781780193502
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : October 2014
  • : 220mm X 168mm X 15mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 751.422
  • : AFCC
  • : over 650 photographs