The Watercolour Companion
Techniques & tips to improve your painting
Use the included viewfinders, mix 'recipes' to achieve that perfect effect and take bestselling artist/author Matthew Palmer with you wherever you decide to paint giving you top tips, handy hints and useful tricks-of-the-trade.
From best-selling artist Matthew Palmer, this indispensable reference book is like having an artist on your shoulder to help you achieve great results. Designed to aid your painting whilst painting either indoors or out, the small journal-like format makes it easy to transport and to store with the rest of your painting kit. Combining top tips, handy hints and useful tricks-of-the-trade for artists from beginners to intermediates. The book includes:
The book also features color swatches ("recipes") printed down the sides of the color mixing pages, with the component colors and percentages alongside, so that you can hold them up to the object your painting, match the color and create the right mix. Handy for all levels helping to adapt within the painting eg changing the sky from morning to evening. Also included is a ruler printed down the side of the cover, and a viewfinder for finding the best composition for the scene you're painting.
About this Author
Matthew Palmer is a renowned demonstrator of watercolour painting, and his classes are particularly popular with beginners. He has been painting seriously for over twenty years and specializes in landscapes, still life and animals. He has his own studio at his home in Derbyshire, UK and teaches hundreds of people each week, as well as running watercolour workshops and holidays. He has many personal exhibitions, participates in several art shows and appears regularly on television as well as on his own internet-based art show at www.watercolour.tv
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