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Start to Paint with Watercolours
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Arnold Lowrey is a popular and experienced author and artist, well-known on both sides of the Atlantic. In this new edition of his popular book 'Starting to Paint' (Search Press, 2003) he offers an inspiring and creative introduction to watercolours, and in clear, simple-to-understand terms he explores the materials and techniques you will need to start painting. Using a vibrant and colourful palette, he clearly illustrates all the techniques from laying initial washes and capturing atmosphere to adding interest and detail - and includes a series of step-by-step demonstrations to build up skills. Before you realise it you will be painting your own beautiful paintings - with this fresh, innovative introduction to watercolours.
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Introduction Materials Basic techniques Starting to paint Elements of a painting Two-colour landscape Full-colour landscape Waterfall Seascape Buildings and figures Snowscene Index

About the Author

Arnold Lowrey has been painting in a variety of media for over twenty-five years. His motivation has been the use of light in painting, but he now experiments more with colour and texture. His seascapes are especially vibrant and full of movement. Arnold also likes painting still life, landscapes, portraits and abstracts. He exhibits his paintings in Wales and London. Arnold holds regular weekend workshops and weekly painting courses, residential watercolour courses and demonstrations for Art Societies. He is also a painting demonstrator for several art material suppliers. www.lowrey.co.uk

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I don't normally review reissues, but Search Press have been making such a good job of them lately that these two are definitely worth a mention. Although they're 10 years old (gold star for mentioning the original publication date on the title page), they've been completely re-edited and re-originated so that they have all the feel and quality of new books. Printing technology advances so quickly that what was cutting edge last week can look tired and a bit unsharp now. As regards design, it's hard to put a finger on what's different in modern terms, or even why it looks so much better, but these have a sparkle and vitality to them that belies their albeit modest age. Given how hard it is to unpick something that was perfectly good in the first place, this is an amazing job. The approach is the same in both books: an introduction with an overview of the subject in hand, materials, equipment and basic techniques, leading on to a series of demonstrations that illustrate a variety of landscape subjects. As primers for those new to both the medium and to painting itself, the work is first class and definitely worth keeping in print. The fact that a book is older doesn't mean it can't have appeal to a whole new audience. I'd say, though, that even if you have the originals, these new versions are well worth a look. * Artbookreview.net * This is a really great book to get started with, the information is clear and simply laid out, with all the information on what and howyou to begin and produce a successful completed painting. the Basic tecniques and brushstrokes are so useful, he doesnt overburden the reader with lots of brushes or materials required, and the step by step guides are brilliant to follow, cant wait to do more ! * Connie Kiernan *

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