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Winter Landscapes In Watercolour
David Bellamy

Search Press
1 October 2014/ ISBN 9781844487035
How-To Books / Painting

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


For most of the year green is the predominant color when painting landscapes (at least here in Britain). In winter this changes and a wider palette presents itself to the artist, together with some different challenges. Here is a book dedicated to taking the mystery out of painting winter landscapes.

There are some lovely subjects in here that will make artists want to seize the nearest brush; Trees in late autumn, studies of mountains and farms and my favorite showing early spring daffodils by a lonely house on a country road. Before you get to all that the author has some useful tips on what to buy; not only for painting purposes but to get kitted up to go out into the weather and sketch. What to pack, what to wear and how you can record the essence of a scene without staying out too long and catching a chill are all covered, as well as indoor sketching from photographs. In true Search Press style there are four projects in here to tackle complete with lists of what you need and staged photographic instructions. There are also tips on various aspects of winter landscape painting; how to get various effects, colors to use, drawing trees, figures, animals etc as well as snow. If you have gone beyond the Ready To Paint series and are keen to tackle this aspect of landscape watercolor painting minus tracings this is a useful book to have.

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Reviews of other titles by this author

Complete Guide To Watercolour Painting
Mountains and Moorlands in Watercolour
Skies, Light and Atmosphere in Watercolor
Winter Landscapes In Watercolour


UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2014