Art Answers Series
4 February 2012 / ISBN-13: 9781844488315
by Rachel A Hyde
This is the first entry in a new series called Art Answers.
Like the other popular craft books that feature questions and answers,
this one does the same only with watercolor painting.
It is a good idea, and I can imagine many beginners (as well as
improvers) being pleased with this book. I particularly like the
first chapter that answers those vital first few questions such
as what do you need to buy, how do you stretch paper, do you need
an easel etc. Other chapters tackle subject areas such as color
and composition, basic techniques, finishing and display, etc. and
there are also chapters dealing with the various subjects for painting.
These are still life, landscapes, human figures and also different
art styles. There is nothing about animals or abstracts, but then
this is just one book. Every question is illustrated with an example,
including some staged techniques to try, and I found the answers
were mostly succinct and easy to understand. I can imagine that
many people who are just starting out (or who have done a bit but
need some further knowledge) will find this book very helpful indeed.
A great idea for a series about any practical subject.