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Trees and Woodlands In Watercolour
Ready To Paint In 30 Minutes Series
BY Geoff Kersey

Search Press
27 March 2018/ ISBN 9781782215264
How-To Books/Art

Reviewed by Rachel Hyde


Search Press’ groundbreaking Ready To Paint series showed a beginner how to paint pictures with the help of tracings and plenty of staged photographs. But each painting takes some time to complete, and many people are busy (or have rather full walls). This new series contains postcard (6” x 4”) sized projects that won’t take more than half an hour each and would make excellent greetings cards (or postcards).

When is a book like a donut? When it has a hole in the cover! Look through the hole and you can see the first tracing all ready to transfer to your paper. These smaller pictures are just the thing for a beginner and offer some beautiful, professional-looking results. You can first find out what you need to buy and discover how to handle watercolors. All this is kept simple and to the point; you will learn more as you work through the projects. Each one is accompanied by at least two pages of instructions with photographs including what techniques you learn and a bit about them. Projects take you through the four seasons, there are country scenes, woodlands, trees in various settings including urban and various types of trees. All are paintings of the UK and many are set in and around the author’s Derbyshire home. Included too are some of his finished paintings and an extra three larger paintings to tackle at the end with more pages of instructions. I was impressed how much you could get done in half and hour and have a lovely picture at the end. It is a great way of learning to paint and I look forward to seeing further titles in this series. Search Press does it again!

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Reviews of other titles by Geoff Kersey

Watercolour Landscapes (Take Three Colours)
Mediterranean Landscapes in Watercolour (Take Three Colours)
Watercolour Seascapes (Take Three Colours)
Bluebell Wood in Watercolour (Paint it)
New York in Watercolor (Ready to Paint)
Trace and Paint Watercolour (Ready to Paint)
Trees, Woodlands and Forests in Watercolor (What to Paint)
Trees and Woodlands In Watercolour (Ready to Paint)

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UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in The Bead Magazine, Making Jewellery and
Reviewed 2017