What to Paint: Trees, Woodlands & Forests in Watercolour
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 27 March 2012
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844487615
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 216x285 mm
  • Illustrations: 120
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: £10.99

What to Paint: Trees, Woodlands & Forests in Watercolour


by Geoff Kersey

Book Description

Popular author Geoff Kersey offers pages of inspiration in this helpful book which gives artists a wonderful selection of subjects to paint. He includes 24 pictures of woodlands full of atmosphere, with dappled light and foliage, seasonal colours, and different aspects; large vista forests, and different scenes incorporating beautiful trees in the landscape. Full-size outlines of each painting are included, plus instructions showing how elements can be interchanged to create new pictures. With a colour palette for each picture and clear, practical notes, readers will be able to reproduce great paintings for themselves.

Table of Contents

24 beautiful paintings to inspire those learning how to paint trees, an essential element of the landscape
24 free outlines provided so that readers need not draw the scenes first
Informative notes on details pulled out from each painting so that readers can learn from Geoff Kersey’s expertise

About the Author

About Geoff Kersey

Geoff Kersey is an experienced watercolourist and is much in demand as a teacher and demonstrator. He lives and works in Derbyshire, where he has a studio, and he exhibits extensively. He has made many watercolour DVDs, contributes to various art publications and has written many bestselling watercolour books. www.geoffkersey.co.uk



Summer Catalogue 2014

Packed with 24 different scenes, each project comes supplied with an outline tracing, a double-page spread showing complete works.

In the accompanying DVD, Geoff shows you his top tips on how to create beautiful landscape paintings.


June 12

Want to paint a picture but not sure of a subject? Or maybe you have recently graduated from the Ready To Paint series and are up for a more challenging project? Either way here is another entry in the What To Paint series that solves the problem. There are twenty-four pictures in here to paint, all depicting trees in various landscapes. Turn to the back and there are the outlines to transfer to watercolor paper with a handy chart at the front showing small thumbnail images so you can decide what type of scene to tackle. Each project is described on two pages, one with a full page colored photograph of the finished work and the other with a list of the paints you need with the colors shown plus instructions. These are not the in-depth captioned photographic stages found in the Ready To Paint series or some other Search Press art books but a brief description of what the artist did to achieve various effects. This is a helpful halfway house between the beginners books and going it alone, and at the beginning of the book there are more useful mini tutorials. These include wet into wet, masking fluid, dry brushing and color mixing for this type of subject. There are also instructions on how to transfer the outlines. The paintings themselves are glorious, the sort of scenes you wish you could step right into. Apart from one in Manhattan park the others in are England, mostly in the Derbyshire area, a few in the New Forest and other locations. There are snowy landscapes that would suit a Christmas card, colorful autumn woods, verdant forests in summer and bright springtime scenes. My favorite has to be the beautiful bluebell wood, and these are the sort of restful but cheerful pictures that suit most walls.

Leisure Painter, The

July 12

Popular watercolourist Geoff Kersey has recently added to Search Press's popular 'What to Paint' series with his Trees, Woodlands & Forests in Watercolour. Following the by now familiar format, Geoff provides information on watercolour techniques, such as wet into wet, dry-brush and using masking fluid specificially in connection with painting trees. He also describes how to mix the colours you are looking for. Twenty-four free outlines can be found in the centre of the book and Geoff shows you how to transfer the image from the tracing to your chosen watercolour paper. Using the colour palette provided, and the description of how the picture was done, you are able to get straight on with painting, without the worry of poor draughtsmanship or indecision over what to paint. Subjects include a woodland stream, winter silhouettes, autumn at Chatsworth and a bluebell wood.

Also by this author:

Ready to Paint: New York

Ready to Paint: New York

By Geoff Kersey


Ready to Paint: Paris in Watercolour

Ready to Paint: Paris in Watercolour

By Geoff Kersey


Handbook of Watercolour Landscapes Tips & Techniques

Handbook of Watercolour Landscapes Tips & Techniques

By Richard Bolton & Geoff Kersey