Painting Wild Landscapes in Watercolour

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In this comprehensive, practical guide, David Bellamy shows the reader how to paint his favourite subject - wild landscapes. Featuring over 165 paintings and illustrations that have never been published before, this book will enable artists of all levels to embark upon this fascinating subject with confidence. Painting Wild Landscapes in Watercolour is an inspirational guide to painting every kind of wilderness, from glaciers, mountains and gorges to deserts, jungles and savannahs. Early chapters cover all the basics: the materials you will need, how to organise them for maximum efficiency and the best techniques for painting outdoors. Throughout the book there are numerous exercises and demonstration paintings with clear step-by-step details, explaining how to succeed at painting a wide variety of different subjects. David describes painting in a variety of locations and conditions - even desert heat and snowstorms need not be insurmountable problems! On his travels throughout the world, from Wales, Peru and Tanzania to France, Iceland and Nepal, he has painted in many remote places. The book features beautiful paintings from all these destinations and includes some of the stories that go with them, such as working in the Arctic in sub-zero temperatures, and painting waist-deep in water on a rafting adventure. Painting Wild Landscapes in Watercolour is instructional and inspirational, and will appeal to all those painters looking for something more challenging to tackle.

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David Bellamy has a tremendous following among amateur painters and in this book he shows the reader how to paint his favourite subject - wild landscapes. David Bellamy's previous books have sold extremely well; Watercolour Landscape Course (60,000 copies sold), Developing Your Watercolours (31,000) and Learn to Paint Landscapes in Watercolour (40,000). This new book is both a practical and an inspirational guide to painting mountains, deserts and wilderness. It contains many tips and techniques for artists of all levels, both for the practicalities of painting in the wild but also for all those armchair artists who want to paint wilder landscapes but don't want to trek into the wilds to do it. Having travelled extensively in India, the Himalayas, the Middle East, Africa, the US and Europe, David Bellamy has painted in many remote and beautiful places. In this book he shares some of those extraordinary painting experiences with the reader and also shows them in step-by-step directions how to achieve similar paintings themselves. Contents include: Materials Painting Pictures Working out of doors The armchair adventurer Walking to paint wild places Expeditions to paint wild scenery Gallery of paintings.

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David Bellamy has always been fascinated by the world's wild places. Highly regarded as a teacher of art, he has a tremendous following among leisure painters, many of whom have attended his extremely popular courses and workshops both in the UK and overseas. He gives demonstrations and talks, produces successful DVDs, has written many books on watercolour painting and is a regular contributor to art magazines. David lives in Builth Wells, Wales.

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