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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback layflat binding
  • Publication: 31 May 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921504
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 104
  • RRP: £10.99
  • Series: Anyone Can Paint
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Anyone Can Paint Watercolour Landscapes


6 easy step-by-step projects to get you started by Grahame Booth (Author)

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Book Description

'This series from Search Press is simply brilliant and brilliantly simple. Take one look and you'll get it immediately. I just love them.' Henry Malt, Paint Magazine

Use the full-size traceable outlines and the clear step-by-step instructions to create 6 beautiful landscape paintings.

Whether you are a beginner to watercolour or looking to brush up on your skills, you will be amazed at how quickly you can produce beautiful paintings following the easy-to-follow written and visual steps.

Written by professional artist and tutor Grahame Booth, this guide features a short but inclusive ‘what you need’ section, enabling you to gather together the paints, brushes and basic equipment required before you start painting, and some brief guidance on general techniques such as how to hold the brush, how to add water to your paint and how to mix colour, plus how to frame and display your work.

The 6 stunning step-by-step projects that follow build in difficulty as you work through the book, introducing new techniques as they are used and incorporating numerous handy hints and tips from the author to help you progress on your painting journey.

The outlines for each of the 6 projects appear at the end of the book for you to trace, transfer and customize so you can start to paint impressive landscapes straight away.

Previously published as The Paint Pad Artist: Watercolour Landscapes (9781782216278).

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

How to use this book 8

What you need 10

General techniques 12Preparing to paint 12, How to hold your brush 12, Adding water 13, Creating a smooth, wet wash 14, Creating a graduated wash 15, Mixing colour 16, Colour biases 17, Framing your work 17, Sharing your work 17


Windmill Hill 20 - Aerial perspective 20, Overlapping objects 21, Connecting shapes 21

Mountain Road 32 - Painting convincing silhouettes 32, Creating variety in repeating objects 33, Creating perspective on a mountain road 33

River and Bridge 46 - Simplifying shapes 46, Creating trees at different distances 47, Reflections 48

Alpine River 60 - Directional strokes 60, Connecting washes 61

Springtime in the Park 72 - Integrating buildings into a landscape 72, Creating winter trees 73, Creating drifts of flowers 74

Snow Scene 84 - Still-water reflections 84, Figures in a landscape 85

Index 96

Watercolour outlines 97

About the Author

About Grahame Booth

Grahame Booth tutors workshops and holiday courses around the world. He is a popular demonstrator for art clubs and his paintings have been awarded many national and international awards. His work is featured in books, videos and art magazines, including Artists & Illustrators. Grahame is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His work is represented in private collections worldwide and in public collections in Ireland and the USA. He is Past President of the Ulster Watercolour Society and a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland.

Grahame works in a relatively loose, traditional style. His subject range is international, and his use of colour, light and shadow are particularly impressive. He is the author of Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Street Scenes (Search Press, 2017), The Paint Pad Artist: Watercolour Landscapes (Search Press, 2018), and he is a contributing author to Artist's Painting Techniques (DK, 2016).

To see more of Grahame's work visit www.grahamebooth.com

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