This title offers practical techniques and projects for beginners. It is a practical guide to watercolour painting for beginners, with expert advice, step-by-step techniques and hands-on demonstrations to build skills and confidence. It is illustrated with over 250 photographs, including easy-to-follow sequences and original artworks to guide and inspire. It explains the fundamentals of art, such as the basics of colour theory, scale and perspective, in a manner that makes learning easy. It introduces the equipment needed to get started in watercolour painting, including all the paints, brushes, palettes and pencils you will need. It features simple demonstrations of basic watercolour painting techniques, from laying a wash and working wet into wet through to textural styles, such as spattering, drybrush and sgraffito. This is the complete practical introduction to watercolour painting techniques for beginners. Each technique is introduced as a step-by-step sequence that enables the reader to learn the brush stroke, and is accompanied by a short exercise to allow even complete novices to produce simple studies from the outset.
Written by two highly accomplished artists, the book explains the fundamental theories of art, such as understanding tone, scale and perspective, and is packed full of valuable hints and tips. With step-by-step techniques and easy-to-follow projects that allow new skills to be put into practice as they are learned, this is an essential manual for all beginners.
Wendy Jelbert works in a wide variety of media, from watercolour and gouache to acrylics and oil. She is an accredited demonstrator for art supply manufacturers, such as Caran d'Ache, Swan Stabilo and Winsor and Newton. Ian Sidaway originally trained as a graphic designer and has been working as a freelance artist since 1970. He is the author of many art techniques books, including The Instant Artist, which won the Artist's Choice Art Instruction Book of the Year award in 2001.