Learn as you paint through a series of exquisite step-by-step projects taught by two leading watercolourists. This tutorial begins with a section on getting started with advice on choosing materials and simple brush strokes. It is followed by detailed start-to-finish projects on landscape, still life, figure and portrait painting. Each section focuses on particular skills, such as wet on wet and progressive washes, and is full of insightful advice and problem solving tips. Every step is illustrated, giving you the confidence to tackle even the most ambitious effects. You are also encouraged to develop your own style, whether you are inclined towards traditional landscape composition or a more contemporary approach to colour and form.
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Michael Alexander was educated at Stowe and Sandhurst. He was in the Commandos during the war, was captured behind the German line in North Africa and imprisoned for two-and-a-half years in the notorious Colditz Castle. He wrote about his adventures as a hostage of the Nazis in The Privileged Nightmare. After the war he became Assistant Private Secretary to Sir Alec Douglas-Home and James Callaghan MP, and was Private Secretary to prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
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Book Description Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0297832875