Author(s): Charles Evans
An ideal beginner's guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour for artists who are short on time.
This guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time.
Broken down into 33 quick and easy paintings that take no more than 30 minutes to complete, this basic course will teach you all the skills you need to paint boats, yachts or barges on calm seas or raging waves, including how to depict reflections in water or realistic surf. The 30-minute paintings are all worked at postcard size - ideal for a 6 x 4in (A6) watercolour pad, and tracings are included for those with limited drawing skills. Each small painting is a work of art in its own right, and can be stored in your portfolio for reference later, or framed and hung on the wall to impress your friends.
The book is broken down into six chapters that focus, respectively, on portraying skies and water, texture and effects, boats themselves, boat and harbour details, waterside buildings and people and animals; through the 33 projects the reader will also be introduced to some of the techniques and tips that Charles Evans has learned along the way.
The final section of the book contains three complete paintings that demonstrate how to combine all the techniques and elements of painting boats and harbours, gleaned from the preceding chapters. These paintings, too, are accompanied by actual-size tracings.
There are 33 tracings in all to help you compose your own paintings of boats and harbours, and their details and environs.