Author(s): Gwen Scott
Experienced painter Gwen Scott shows how she paints beautiful, inspiring watercolour landscapes, with her own very particular approach, using masking, spongeing, stippling and placing tiny areas of flat wash side by side to create paintings full of vibrant patterns as well as colour and light. There is full information about what materials you need, then the basic techniques are clearly explained and richly illustrated by examples such as bluebell woods, poppy fields, leaves and hedgerows. There are informative sections on composition, colour and using worksheets as you prepare to paint, then two beautiful step by step demonstrations of Old Cottages and an Autumn Lane full of light and colour.
Watercolour is given a bit of a pep with Gwen Scott's individual techniques, which include masking, sponging and stippling, along with more basic methods. In the book's introduction Scott emphasises her interest in colour, which sets the tone for the rest of the volume. After the usual 'what you'll need' pages, this is a fairly unique journey into how to use watercolour paint to its most vibrant effect. Not for Scott the washed-out subtlety often associated with the medium. Clear images of a textured sponge making cloudy trees, or masking fluid used beneath the fiery reds of autumnal foliage, show how unusual techniques can really make watercolour come alive.-Artists & Illustrators
Gwen Scott lives in Nottingham with her husband and two daughters. She did a degree in Printed Surface Pattern and then worked as a designer and illustrator for major greetings card and ceramic manufacturers. Passionate about colour and light, Gwen has painted in watercolour for as many years as she can remember. She exhibits widely and runs painting holidays, watercolour classes and workshops.