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The Ultimate Watercolour Course Reader’s Digest

The Ultimate Watercolour Course Reader’s Digest

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The Ultimate Watercolour Course

Simple Techniques to Paint Like the Pros

Reader’s Digest

Reader’s Digest, 2003, ISBN 0762104139, full colour photographs and illustrations throughout, large hardcover with glossy illustrated boards, dustjacket

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear,  no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with a little discoloration to front and spine (see photographs)

“The joy of watercolour comes from its sheer flexibility.  It can be used for virtually any style of painting, whether for a meticulously rendered illustration or for a spontaneous expressive work.  Because watercolour painting is technique based, developing some essential skills will help you make the most of this exciting medium.  Packed with valuable advice form the experts.  The Ultimate Watercolour Course contains everything you need to master all the practical aspects of watercolour painting.
Divided into nine sections, this informative book explains every skill and technique needed – from laying different types of washes to correcting unfortunate errors.  Advice is also given on the basic sketching and drawing skills that are essential to good watercolour painting, together with plenty of advice on choosing and mixing colours.
Since planning is also vital for good watercolour – there isa section detailing all of the compositional tricks of the trade, including approaches to perspective and creative cropping.  Plus , a section on special effects provides plenty of ideas for experimenting with new styles such as collage, making and unusual paint effects and textures.”


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