Planning a painting
Snow scene step-by-step
Deep water step-by-step
Lively water step-by-step
Shallow water step-by-step
Sea and sky
Gower coast step-by-step
Reflections in the sand step-by-step
Buildings in the landscape step-by-step
Oast houses step-by-step
The fish market, Venice step-by-step
Mood and atmosphere
Frosty morning step-by-step
Geoff Kersey is an experienced watercolourist and is much in demand as a teacher and demonstrator. He lives and works in Derbyshire, where he has a studio, and he exhibits extensively. He has made many watercolour DVDs, contributes to various art publications and has written many best-selling watercolour books. He now runs highly successful online tutorials via his website www.watercolourlandscapes.co.uk
Wendy Jelbert is a teacher and award-winning professional artist who works in pastels, oils, acrylics, inks and watercolours. She is a member of the Society of Women Artists and the Society of Floral Painters, and has exhibited in many prestigious galleries throughout the UK. She has written over 40 books, has featured in 13 art DVDs and writes articles for Leisure Painter magazine. Wendy has taught for over 30 years at various locations, including WI Denman College near Oxford. Wendy lives in Hampshire, UK.
Arnold Lowrey has been painting in a variety of media for over25 years. 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. For more information visit www.lowrey.co.uk.
Ray Campbell Smith is a prolific and versatile professional painter who specialises in the watercolour medium. His work is represented in many collections in the UK and abroad. As well as contributing regularly to leading art magazines, he gives lectures, demonstrations and criticisms to art groups. He has written numerous books on painting, including several major best-sellers. Ray is on the advisory panel of the Society of All Artists in the UK.
Barry Herniman is a full time artist who has been painting landscapes and seascapes for many years. He now travels extensively, both home and abroad, tutoring workshops and demonstrating to art clubs and societies and has had exhibitions in England, Canada and the USA. He is a regular contributor to The Artist magazine.
Joe Dowden turned professional in 1982 and has since written many successful books. He has sold out at numerous 'one man' shows and has exhibited his work throughout the UK. He lives in East Sussex, UK. For more information visit www.joedowden.com.
This is another of Search Press's bind-ups of previous material and I'm still not sure whether I've reviewed it before or not - or maybe in a slightly different guise. They've got very good at this latterly and, rather than obvious joins where one book ends and another begins, the whole thing is now seamless. The material may not be new, but it's still sound and the reproduction is as fresh as it ever was, so this isn't resurrecting a corpse but bringing excellent material to a potential new audience at a very affordable price. As well as some technical pieces on things like perspective and composition, demonstrations from popular authors cover trees, water, snow, buildings and so on (and on). If you have other books by these authors, you'd need to check for duplication but, equally, there's so much here, you probably won't be getting too much cross-over. If you only have a small library and are on a budget into the bargain, you could do a great deal worse than invest in this.* Artbookreview.net *
This new compilation offers a comprehensive guide to painting landscapes in watercolour, showing the results achievable with very different painting styles. There is information on materials, colour mixing, techniques - including spattering and dry brush, sketching, composition, perspective and tone. Eleven step-by-step demonstrations put all this information into practice.* Leisure Painter, The *