* One of the Leisure Arts
* Author has a high profile
* Pencils can be used to achieve watercolour effects
Carole Massey was born in Hertfordshire and studied at St. Alban's School of Art and Leicester School of Art & Design. After a career in advertising and graphic design, Carole returned to her first love, painting, full-time. She now teaches and runs weekend workshops, as well as organising painting holidays. Carole's work is exhibited widely, and she is particularly known for her celebrity portraits, mostly inspired by photographs. She uses a wide variety of media including acrylic, watercolour, pastel, pencil and monochrome.
Issue 26, 2005
Another excellent book by Carole Massey. It is an excellent starter for those grown confident in drawing but not sure about the step into watercolour painting. As is usual with step-by-step books there are clear explanations about materials, excellent examples and good demonstrations that will help you build your confidence and develop skills and techniques that you can carry forward to your own work. Although uncomplicated it is not simplistic or patronising. Another success for the Step-by-step series.* It's Wandsworth *