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Our range of watercolour painting books offer inspirational support with simple techniques, demonstrations and step-by-step instructions.

Our watercolour art books allow you to work through the exercises and tips to learn to create some beautiful, colourful and vibrant watercolour paintings.

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  1. Abstract Nature Book with Waltraud Nawratil

    Abstract Nature Book with Waltraud Nawratil

    £5.82

    If the idea of abstraction makes you feel nervous, think again.

    This straightforward and easy-to-follow guide starts by keeping one foot firmly rooted in reality - you'll never be in doubt about what you're looking at. The trick is to stretch the boundaries and create images that are as much about shapes and colours as they are about representation.

    Abstraction is a way of telling the viewer what you thought about a subject rather than simply reproducing it and leaving it up to them. Were those flowers especially bright, or those branches particularly torn by the wind? Distort the detail and you can say that, as well as emphasise the aspects that specifically caught your eye.

    A lot of books on abstraction go into the philosophy of the style and that's all very well, but you need the practical side as well and that's where this guide comes in. Each of the 22 projects occupies just a single spread and includes materials lists, breakout details and simple instructions that are easy to follow and reproduce.

    Get the hang of the basics and you'll be working on your own and with confidence before you know it.



    Search Press . Paperback . Colour Throughout . 112 pages. Learn More
  2. Paint Yourself Calm Book with Jean Haines

    Paint Yourself Calm Book with Jean Haines

    £7.16

    Even if you don't buy into the new-age idea of mindful self-awareness, this is a book that's fundamentally about the creative process and it makes intriguing reading.

    Jean's loose, sometimes almost abstract style can have Zen-like qualities which she uses as a way of channelling her inner thoughts onto paper. The results, as the illustrations show, can be both beautiful for any observer as well as remarkably serene.

    From the purely artistic point of view, the process involves allowing your unconscious thoughts to drive what happens with brushes and colours, to think more about a state of mind than a subject. Physical objects such as flowers, butterflies and people are often there, but in the background rather than as the main point of interest.

    The creative process is an almost impossible thing to explain, but Jean manages the task remarkably well and this is a book that can help you unlock ways of thinking, seeing and painting you never knew you were capable of.

    Book: Search Press . Paperback . 128 pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  3. Learn to Paint People Quickly (Hardcover) Book with Hazel Soan

    Learn to Paint People Quickly (Hardcover) Book with Hazel Soan

    £5.75

    Get to grips with this challenging subject in no time with Hazel Soan.

    This brilliant book has been designed for busy people wanting to learn how to paint.

    Created by bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan, it's bursting with simple, step by step guidance and easy-to-follow illustrations - the perfect inspiration for artists of all abilities - from those completely new to painting to the more experienced wanting to learn something new.

    Whatever medium you're using, a simple figure in a landscape can add scale as well as a human dimension that together make for a more natural feel.

    These figures don't have to be detailed, but you do need to get the proportions and attitudes right and Hazel will show you how to do this reliably and confidently.

    Hazel's method is simple and to the point. Never overburdened with analysis and explanations, she teaches through concise instruction and plenty of examples that
    will have you learning quickly.

    If all you want is figures in a wider setting, this quick overview will be more than enough.
    However, if your ambitions do stretch to portraiture, there's also enough here to get you
    started on the right road.

    Book: Batsford - Hardback - 112 pages - Colour throughout Learn More
  4. Matthew Palmer's Step by Step Guide to Watercolour Painting Book
  5. Watercolour for Absolute Beginners Book with Matthew Palmer

    Watercolour for Absolute Beginners Book with Matthew Palmer

    £5.82

    PRE-ORDER NOW: AVAILIBLE 31/01/2014!

    Join popular, professional artist, Matthew Palmer, as he shares his simple tips for getting to grips with the basics of painting in watercolour.

    This set is perfect for beginner wanting to discover how to paint sensational landscapes in watercolour or those artists looking to brush up on their existing skills.

    Discover the secrets behind drawing understanding perspective, light & shade, colour and painting realistic skies, trees, water & figures.
    Matthews beautiful book is bursting with 128 pages of easy to follow advice and tricks - plus six, simple strep-by-step exercises and six large scale projects- with 12 pull out tracings supplied, to help beginners discover how to paint 12 picturesque landscapes.

    Search Press - 128 Pages - Colour Throuough. Learn More
  6. The Art of Brusho book by Carrie McKenzie

    The Art of Brusho book by Carrie McKenzie

    £10.80

    Discover new ways to unleash your creativity with the brilliance and pigment power of Brusho!

    If you like colourful paintings, you will love the intense vibrancy of Brusho. This book is the ultimate guide to harnessing its unique and explosive properties to create striking, colour rich, impressionistic images.

    Carrie McKenzie uses her wealth of experience and imagination to show you how to use these ‘little pots of magic’ to stunning effect. With step-by-step instructions, tips for successful working practices, complete projects for you to try and tips on how to use other materials combined with Brusho for special effects, this book is a must-have for all Brusho enthusiasts!

    Roseforth Publishing - Paperback - 104 pages - Colour throughout Learn More
  7. Watercolour Workshop Book with Ann Blockley

    Watercolour Workshop Book with Ann Blockley

    £11.50

    An inspirational book for artists looking to unlock the potential of watercolour painting!

    Ann Blockley is renowned for her innovative appraoch to watercolour painting. In this inspirational book, she shares a series of step-by-step projects demonstrating how some of
    her most dramatic paintings are created. Ann explores the boundaries of watercolour, giving tips on how to develop an individual style using key techniques combined with alternative methods such as painting with found materials.

    Batsford - Hardback - 128 pages - Colour throughout.. Learn More
  8. Watercolours Unleashed Book with Jane Betteridge

    Watercolours Unleashed Book with Jane Betteridge

    £6.72

    Paperback - Search Press - 144 Pages Learn More
  9. Portraits in Watercolour Book with David Thomas

    Portraits in Watercolour Book with David Thomas

    £7.16

    The subtle tonal variations of watercolour make it ideal for capturing those same subtleties in the human face. Follow David Thomas as he explains the tools and materials you need, composition and colour theory, and practical techniques to let you unleash your own artistry.

    Learn how to paint figures and produce portraits that capture character and energy as well as a likeness. This book contains five step-by-step projects which encapsulate the core of portraiture, and also dozens of inspirational portraits and information which will let you apply the lessons to your own work. Learn More
  10. Take Three Colours: Watercolour Landscapes Book with Geoff Kersey

    Take Three Colours: Watercolour Landscapes Book with Geoff Kersey

    £4.01

    Geoff Kersey shows people who have never picked up a paintbrush how to paint convincing watercolour landscapes using just 3 colours, 3 brushes, a plastic palette and a watercolour pad.

    Book: Search Press . Paperback . 64 Pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  11. What to Paint Trees, Woodlands and Forests in Watercolour Book with Geoff Kersey

    What to Paint Trees, Woodlands and Forests in Watercolour Book with Geoff Kersey

    £4.92

    This is not so much a book about how to paint trees, as how to paint scenes with trees in them, and it's all the better for that.

    The book comprises no fewer than 24 different scenes, each with an outline tracing and a double-page spread showing the completed work along with notes on the colours used and how some of the specific details were handled. It's a series of ideas rather than a set of exercises to complete and, as such, more suited to those with some experience of the medium.

    Geoff has chosen an excellent variety of subjects from the stark shapes of a winter morning's walk to the dappled shade of a woodland in spring, from the warm afternoon sunshine of a Manhattan park to the chilly afterglow of a midwinter evening.

    With Geoff as your guide this excellent book is sure to put a spring in your step and you'll realise that learning to paint is easier than you think.

    Book: Search Press . Paperback . 112 Pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  12. The Essence of Watercolour Book (paperback) with Hazel Soan

    The Essence of Watercolour Book (paperback) with Hazel Soan

    £8.60

    A paperback reissue of Hazel Soan's classic practical art book.

    Hazel Soan is one of the foremost exponents of loose watercolour working today and it's the quality of light that suffuses her work, as much as anything else that has contributed to her immense popularity. She's every inch a painter's painter.

    In this, her latest book, she looks at a wide and varied range of techniques from when to choose transparent or opaque colours, using a limited palette, layering, wet-in-wet and using brushwork to shape your subject and lay washes. The thing is, though, that at no point does this feel like a technical manual. There are no step-by-step demonstrations and, as ever, Hazel teaches by example: "explore this, try that, here's what I mean", so that the result is a constant stream of inspiring paintings that can't help but get you hurrying off to pick up your brushes. You'll think you're looking at a book of wonderful pictures, but you're learning every time you turn the page.

    Batsford . Paperback . 128 pages . Colour throughout Learn More

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