These superb books guide the amateur artist through a series of step-by-step demonstrations aimed at building up skills and confidence. Beginning with Starting to Paint, Arnold Lowrey uses a vibrant and colourful palette to illustrate all the techniques, from laying initial washes and capturing atmosphere to adding interest and detail. To take your hobby further, two specialist subjects are then introduced. Joe Dowden demonstrates how to use watercolours to capture the secrets and delights of tranquil lakes, dappled streams and dramatic seascapes while Geoff Kersey tackles perspective, showing how to create an impression of depth and distance using line, tone, colour, detail and dramatic skies. 
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