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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 14 November 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217459
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x292 mm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: £9.99
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How to Paint Watercolours


by Jeremy Ford (Author)

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Book Description

Jeremy Ford is a master-artist who will show you how to paint beautiful watercolour pictures, starting from initial sketches, through simple techniques to completed pictures, ready for display. A reissue of the best-selling How to Paint Water Colour, this book includes three comprehensive step-by-step demonstrations and covers a range of subjects from flower portraits to landscapes. Jeremy examines and breaks down the various essential materials needed, from selecting paper, paints and brushes through to other painting equipment. A simple colour theory section eliminates any mysteries about watercolour paint. 

Table of Contents



Basic Techniques


Lakeland Sunset

Demonstrations: Blustery Day at Hope Cover, Floral Bouquet, Riverbank at Early Morning


About the Author

About Jeremy Ford

Jeremy Ford studied graphic design at the Southport College of Art, and Illustration at the Harrow College of Art. He has been a freelance illustrator, artist, demonstrator and teacher since 1978 and has illustrated a wide variety of books and greetings cards. He lives in Yorkshire and runs popular painting workshops and holidays.


This book is a very encouraging and personal account by artist, Jeremy Ford, of how to paint watercolours.

Its great for beginners and provides tips for the seasoned watercolorist. It covers materials, basic techniques and colour theory. It then uses an example painting to demonstrate the colours and techniques explained on the previous pages.

Ford then takes the reader through three demonstrations with a step by step guide taking you through a clear process of how to use the techniques previously explained to make three beautiful paintings. This makes it very easy to follow.

Each demonstration builds on the one before and I found it best working through each of the demonstrations in order. You use techniques you learned previously and build on these as you go along.

By the end of the book you will have completed three very accomplished watercolour paintings, two landscapes and a life painting of a bouquet of flowers which you can be very proud of.

Each painting project to not at all overwhelming being fairly swift to complete and in fact very enjoyable indeed!

It is beautifully illustrated throughout and includes lots of pictures to help provide further guidance on specific techniques and advice from the artist.

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Also by this author:

The Art of Gouache

The Art of Gouache

By Jeremy Ford


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