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Skies, Light and Atmosphere in Watercolour Book Review

By Angela Youngman Sep 17, 2012, 23:03 GMT

Skies, Light and Atmosphere in Watercolour  Book Review

Renowned watercolorist David Bellamy shows how to paint essential elements of landscapes-skies, light, and atmosphere-in this painting resource, demonstrating how choices involving these three key elements can affect a painting. Starting with skies, the basic techniques are covered, including composition, clouds, special effects such as silver linings, sunsets, and shafts of light, followed by a dramatic sky demonstration. The next element is light, with plenty of advice about warm and ...more

Watercolour is the perfect medium for capturing the changing moods of skies.  David Bellamy is an expert in this type of art and in this book, sets out to share some of the skills he has acquired over the years. 

He explains the techniques carefully and thoroughly in such a way that anyone, no matter whether they are a beginner or experienced artist, can follow him.

There are clear step by step photographs showing how to achieve the various effects. It is a good way of learning how to paint different cloud types, silver linings, shafts of light, shadows, as well as getting the greatest effect from painting the sun.  A good solid book, 'how to' book for artists with plenty of good advice and help.

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