Author(s): Geoff Kersey
The Ready to Paint series provides six tracings for readers to pull out and transfer on to watercolour paper. There is one for each of the five step-by-step demonstrations, plus a bonus tracing of the inspirational painting in the Introduction section, and full instructions on how to transfer the images. People who want to learn to paint without relying on their drawing skills have everything they need in this book. Geoff Kersey has created five beautiful paintings of typical Mediterranean scenes, from a palm-fringed beach to a Tuscan farm, domed Greek churches on a hillside overlooking the deep, blue sea, and a bicycle on a sleepy, sunlit street beneath trailing bougainvillea. The tracings and clear step-by-step photographs explain the painting process in great depth and make it easy for readers to reproduce all of the projects. Includes tracing paper.
Once again, this consistently strong series goes for the location approach, offering something that, if nothing else, is guaranteed to appeal to the armchair traveller. As ever, though, there's more and, if you want a guide to painting landscapes that are more than just a broad canvas, you'll be hard put to find better. Geoff paints five nicely varied scenes including a quiet village corner, a Tuscan farm and an idealised beach. There are tracings for all of them and the usual highly detailed set of demonstrations.-Artbookreview.net
Geoff Kersey is an experienced watercolourist and is much in demand as a teacher and demonstrator. He lives and works in Derbyshire where he has a studio, and he exhibits extensively. He has made two watercolour videos and contributes to various art publications.