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Synopsis: An ideal beginner’s guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour for artists who are short on time.
This guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Broken down into 33 quick and easy postcard size paintings, this basic course will teach you all the skills you need to paint boats, yachts or barges on calm seas or raging waves, including how to depict reflections in water, realistic spray and the suggestion of a busy harbourside or coastal village.
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If you are looking to take the first steps into watercolour painting this is an ideal place to start. Charles has a very reassuring approach encouraging any beginner artist to start with the first easy steps and then to develop into experimenting with their own style. Each of the exercises are worked on a postcard size, by creating these miniature works of art you will learn about colour, tone and simple brush techniques that will add life to your paintings. You can use what you have learnt to create three stunning full-size watercolour paintings of boats and harbours. The book also contains outline drawings of all the exercises and paintings in the book on tracing paper to enable you to transfer the drawings straight onto your watercolour paper. There is also a very helpful guide to basic painting equipment and advice on the colours to use in a watercolour palette. A wonderful way to develop watercolour skills!