Watercolour is the medium most widely used by amateur artists. The transparency and luminosity of the paint, its quick drying time and the fact that it is easily portable - these are just a few of the factors that contribute to its popularity. Once they've mastered basic watercolour techniques, however, many watercolourists begin to look for new creative challenges Watercolour Plus...shows how you can combine watercolour with other mediums without abandoning the very qualities that attracted you to watercolour in the first place. Each chapter is written by a different artist and looks at either one aspect of watercolour painting or at watercolour used in conjunction with one other medium. Each chapter begins with a short step-by-step introduction to the techniques required, complete with practical exercises and project ideas for readers to try on their own. This is followed by a series of 'gallery pages', analysing works by a number of contemporary artists, which provides an invaluable source of ideas that amateurs can incorporate into their own work and gives an insight into how professional artists approach the business of painting. The result is a thoroughly practical and inspiring introduction to painting in mixed media - one of the most rapidly growing areas of interest to amateur artists.
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Ray Balkwill gave up a career in graphic design to concentrate on painting. He specialises in landscapes and seascapes and works primarily in watercolour and pastel. An experienced teacher, his articles have appeared in International Artist magazine. He lives in Exmouth, Devon.
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Book Description David & Charles, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110715312537
Book Description David & Charles, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0715312537