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Country Landscapes in Watercolour – Book Review

By Angela Youngman Nov 30, 2011, 20:48 GMT

Country Landscapes in Watercolour – Book Review

Approaching the subject of pastoral landscapes with his typical verve, beloved instructor Terry Harrison guides beginning watercolor artists through five country scenes in this step-by-step guide. From a country estate beyond an open gate to a small church nestled among a bluebell wood, each scene is carefully selected to give new artists confidence and offer intermediate artists a handful of satisfying challenges. All projects are accompanied by pull-out tracing paper that easily ...more

Many people would love to paint but find it very hard to draw - which immediately leads to poor results and diminishing confidence.  This book offers a way of overcoming those problems. 

By providing tracings which can be reused several times, all the would be artist has to do is concentrate on the actual painting.  The step by step instructions highlight which paints to use and what technique should be followed to achieve the desired result. 

Interestingly, Terry Harrison also suggests ways in which elements of the tracings can be combined to make very unique countryside landscapes. He profiles  five basic country scenes - an open gate leading to a farm, a snow scene, a bridge over a ford in an autumn wood, a riverside setting and springtime bluebells. 

All in all, a very useful book which is ideal for beginners, or anyone who finds drawing difficult.

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