Friday, May 13, 2011
BOOK REVIEW: THE NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES
Author: Hazel Harrison
Publisher: Cameron House
Release Date: March 2011
The technique of watercolour painting—applying pigment mixed with water to a surface—has a long and noble tradition. It was known in China as long ago as the third century, and has been practiced in the rest of the world for at least 300 years.
This vivid and informative book brings this technique to the modern-day artist. Filled with a complete range of water-based media, it presents more than 30 techniques—explained with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photography to guide and inspire.
The Encyclopaedia of Watercolour Techniques will provide you with everything you’ll need to master the art of watercolour.
About the Author
Hazel Harrison is a professional artist who studied painting at London’s Guilford School of Art and the Royal Academy of Painting. She is the author of three previous art-instruction books.
If you like instructional books on art, especially watercolour painting, then this book will be a favourite in your collection.
The book touches briefly on the history of watercolour and flows through some examples of both Eastern and Western painters, through to modern day artists.
There are many step by step photos and instructions to help the budding artist hone their skills in creating brilliant watercolour paintings.
I will be using this book as a reference manual until I’ve worked through all of the examples and mastered the techniques explained in this book.