Author(s): Terry Harrison
A compilation of Terry Harrison's fantastic Top Tips for Acrylic Artists and Top Tips for Watercolour Artists, this book provides two chapters each containing over 100 tips for painting in either acrylics or watercolour.
There was a sort of inevitability about this. Given the popularity of Terry Harrison and of the Top Tips series, there can't be a publisher on earth who could resist stapling two pre-existing titles together. It does make sense though, as acrylic and watercolour sit together better than any other two media and have a considerable degree of cross-over. If you haven't already got the two donor books for this agglomeration, then it represents good value and gives you a lot of material to work with. The format remains the same and you still get the spiral binding that means the book will naturally lie flat in use. Each of the two sections contains 100 tips, so there's been a degree of editing, but you still get topics including the use of photographs, oil vs. watercolour techniques in acrylics, wet-on-wet vs. wet-on-dry, and subjects from skies and landscapes to water, boats, mountains and flowers. I've always maintained that you should buy each of the volumes in this series as they come out. If you haven't followed that advice, and you want somewhere to start, do it with this.-Artbookreview.net
Terry Harrison grew up in Norfolk. His early art education was basic and he never dreamed that he would become an artist. At fifteen, Terry moved to Hampshire and was inspired by a brilliant art teacher. He took O and A levels in art, then won a place at Farnham Art School at the age of sixteen. He became a graphic artist, but continued to paint in his spare time. In 1984 Terry gave up his job to paint full time. He demonstrates to artists' groups and teaches on painting holidays. He has also developed a range of his own brushes and paints. He is the author of many best selling books on painting with acrylics and watercolours. Terry now lives in the Cotswolds.
About the Author 6 TIPS FOR ACRYLIC ARTISTS 8 Painting with acrylics 10 What to buy for acrylic painting 12 Transferring images 26 Colour 28 Using photographs 30 How to start 32 Watercolour techniques 34 Oil techniques 44 Using additives 54 Other ways of applying paint 58 Painting skies 62 Painting distance 66 Painting fields 68 Foregrounds 70 Painting trees 74 Painting mountains 78 Painting water 80 Painting coastal scenes 84 Painting buildings 90 Painting snow 96 TIPS FOR WATERCOLOUR ARTISTS 98 Watercolour painting 100 What to buy for watercolour painting 102 Colour 114 Using photographs 116 Mixing watercolours 118 Washes 120 Wet into wet 122 Wet on dry 124 Watercolour problems 126 Masking 128 Lifting out 132 Painting skies 134 Painting distance 138 Painting fields 140 Painting trees 142 Painting grasses 146 Painting flowers 148 Painting mountains 154 Painting water 156 Painting beaches 164 Painting rocks 166 Painting cliffs 167 Painting boats 168 Painting roofs 169 Painting walls 172 Painting windows 178 Painting doors 180 Stiles, gates and fences 182 Winter scenes 184 Adding life 188 Index 191