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Painting Water in Watercolour Book with Terry Harrison





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The idea of the half hour painting is that you work quickly, don't fiddle about with details and stop when the image is complete. It's all about trusting your instincts and concentrating on the picture rather than the process.

Terry is a superb teacher and he instinctively knows where the pitfalls are. When you're about to stumble, he's there already with a steadying hand.

The first half of this well thought-out little guide is taken up by a series of guides ('Quick Techniques', Terry calls them). They each occupy just two pages and show you how to capture effects such as breaking waves, rippled reflections or a fast-flowing stream. Terry is the master of creating an effect in just a few brushstrokes and these sections will show you how to build up your image with as little fuss as possible.

The remainder of the book comprises a set of ten projects that show you how to paint a simple scene in no more than twenty steps. These are not cut-down demonstrations that create the illusion of a quick and simple painting, they really are quick and simple and dispel much of the mystery than can surround watercolour.

This is a refreshing approach, both to painting and to demonstrating.

Book: Search Press . Paperback . 96 pages .
  1. Another winner from Terry Harrison Review by Christine Barry

    Initial disappointment in finding that this is A5 size was quickly replaced by the realisation that not only is this a valuable home study guide but it could also be taken out into the field for handy reference.
    Packed with tips and techniques covering every aspect of water it begins with a quick techniques section to build confidence. This is followed by ten guided projects to put these skills into use and provide the confidence to move on and create your own compositions.
    It is evident that much thought has gone into the subject choice and the wide range of subjects bring inspiration as well as learning.
    There is something for everyone here whether you are a fan of Terry Harrison, a beginner or a more experienced artist this book will not disappoint! It is quite amazing to discover just what can be achieved in half an hour! (Posted on 10/04/2013)

  2. excellant (as usual) Review by Robert James

    I have been a member of the saa for a good few years and i have always found that the art supplies ive purchased from saa home shop,to be of good quality and this book is just as good (Posted on 10/04/2013)

  3. Easy to follow Review by Andrew Ellis

    As someone who normally uses acrylics but is trying watercolour for the first time, i found this book very easy to follow. Clear photographs and instructions. Beautiful paintings to try. (Posted on 10/04/2013)

  4. Terry Harrison at his usual best Review by Howard Jones

    Once again Terry has produced a book full of useful tips and demonstrations, this time in the skills of painting water. What an asset he is to the SAA membership and all those trying to master the art of painting without complication. (Posted on 10/04/2013)

  5. Painting water book Review by Anne Bull

    I always find Terry Harrisons book worth buying, I did a class with him a few years ago and have collected his books ever since, he might be a bit of a showman but his work and technics are inspirational (Posted on 10/04/2013)

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