All Book and Art Material Bundle Items (23 products)
The Kew Book of Painting Roses in Watercolour with Trevor Waugh PLUS SAA Silver Large Oval Wash BrushSAA Price £22.50Roses are one of the most popular flowers, both for gardeners and artists, and this is the definitive guide to painting them. Alongside the SAA Silver Large Oval Wash Brush, you'll be creating stunning roses of your own in no time!
Trevor is well known for his flower paintings and his interpretations capture not just the look of a bloom, but its character and essence. In this comprehensive but approachable volume, he demonstrates not just individual specimens, but arrangements and settings where colour, light and shade play as much a part as shape and structure.
Trevor has plenty to say about mixing colours and applying paint and also working from photographs and existing artworks - handy sources of reference when living examples are not available. Initial exercises include stems, leaves and petals and there’s plenty to practise with as you build up to your first flower portrait.
There are exercises throughout that, as well as varying the pace of the work also develop your skills with form, light and colourways. Each section concludes with a step-by-step project that brings everything together in a complete painting.
This is an informative, but above all enjoyable look at the bright, fascinating and beautiful world of roses.
Search Press . Paperback . 128 pages . Colour throughout
The SAA Silver Large Oval Wash Brush is made using a blue squirrel mixture that is great at holding lots of paint and keeping its shape.
Oval Wash Large
Width of the brush body at ferrule: 18mm.
Visible hair length: 37mm.
Total length of brush : 246mm. Learn More
Ready to paint in 30 minutes: Mountain Scenes in Watercolour with Lesley Linley PLUS SAA Watercolour Practice Paper 1/4 imp padSAA Price £16.50From hazy distant views seen across calm waters to rugged snow-capped peaks, Lesley Linley captures every aspect of upland landscapes and our SAA Practice 300gsm/140lbs paper makes it even easier to create beauty with this definitive guide.
Each of the 32 demonstrations is accompanied by an actual-size tracing that allows you to get the outline and composition right first time and concentrate on the actual work of painting itself. It’s an approach that pays dividends with a successful result every time, building your confidence from the very start.
As well as a full variety of scenes, Lesley demonstrates skies, trees, rocks, water and that elusive quality, atmosphere. She’ll show you how to use brushstrokes and colour to create depth and distance as well as how granulation can depict the effect of heavy rain. You’ll also see how blending warm colours into cool produces recession and how to use this to enhance perspective in distant views.
Each project is simple and short and concentrates on a single topic, with Lesley’s clear instructions making the book easy to follow. If you want to paint mountain and moorland scenes, this is one of the best introductions.
SAA Practice Paper
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The stunning range of 300gsm/140lbs SAA Practice Paper features a new absorbent surface that has been specially developed to keep your colours clean and bright - great for washes, blending and bringing your paintings to life.
Now you can afford to practise as much as you want, without worrying about the cost!
Quality paper available at a sensational price.
Available as loose sheet packs, pads and blocks.
1/4 Imperial: 28x38cm | 11x15"
Search Press . Paperback . 128 pages - including 32 pages of tracings . Colour throughout Learn More
RRP £12.99SAA Price £8.40This comprehensive guide will show you not just how to draw birds but, more importantly, that you have the ability to do it!
"I wish I could do that" is, as Andrew Forkner points out, the best starting place. He says the fact that you have the desire and motivation means that you also have the patience to develop the technical and observational skills you'll need to draw birds successfully.
Andrew explains the materials you'll need, how to observe and how to find reference material. He'll also explain what to put down in a sketch and how to transfer this to a larger work. He covers form and structure, including details such as feathers, eyes, beaks and feet.
The book then moves to a series of step-by-step projects covering water and land-based birds as well as falcons, owls and garden varieties. It also has a special section on capturing birds in flight as well as natural habitats.
There is plenty here to keep you encouraged and informed and this is an excellent introductory guide.
Search Press - Paperback - 96 Pages - Black & White illustrations Learn More
SAA Price £29.00The complete tuition and materials set to get your started!
Probably the most comprehensive title of its kind, Brusho. . . And Beyond takes you into the world of vibrant, loose and powerful colour, exploring just how to get the most from this
Starting by looking at the medium of Brusho, Alison explores the various ways to apply it, whether using wet-into-wet, wet into dry, using as a coloured wash or even the mediums
designed to work with it. She then moves onto the main project where she uses Brusho along with her favourite watercolour materials.
Making full use of masking fluid, texture paste, traditional watercolour paints and of course the dazzling Brusho powders, she brings a striking owl to life. The sense of adventure with this medium is there from the start, and Alison demonstrates there are no limitations to its
potential, ensuring whatever you create will raise a smile.
DVD: 60mins Learn More
SAA Price £23.30This is a fantastic opportunity to get Jane Betteridge's Book and DVD set, as well as Winsor & Newton's Granulation medium for a fantastic price!
Winsor & Newton Granulation Medium
"See the Granulation Medium work its magic and transform a simple area of flat paint into something with texture and atmosphere in your washes. You can also get fantastic
results by dribbling it too!."
Jane Betteridge - SAA Professional Artist
This medium gives a mottled or granular appearance to colours which usually give a smooth wash. By adding Granulation Medium to colours that already granulate the effect is further enhanced.
Watercolour Unleashed Book
This is a book, Jane says, that sets out to prove that watching paint, especially watercolour, dry can be extremely exciting.
If you've always wanted to find out what your medium is capable of, read on. This is a book that explores the many and varied techniques you can try, from wet-in-wet through gesso and granulation to the use of salt and other ways of creating texture.
Don't make the mistake of assuming it's just a technical exercise for its own sake, though. Throughout, Jane shows you how to create pictorial effects and use watercolour's properties and effects to create strong images that reflect the nature of your subject.
Revel in the use of colour, create background shapes with tissue paper, cling film or even cotton thread, enhance composition with collage. The world really is your oyster and a series of fully-illustrated projects will show you how to paint a wide range of landscape and natural subjects with a whole added dimension.
Watching paint dry isn't just exciting, it brings out a whole new approach to creativity.
Search Press - Paperback - 144 Pages - Colour throughout
Watercolour Unleashed DVD
In this DVD, Jane Betteridge's experimental methods in watercolour mix bold, strong colour with fluid movement, creating beautifully lively art works that capture the fun and excitement of the medium like no other.
In the early stages of the DVD, she will create how to master the perfect vibrant wet-in-wet background, placing colour in certain spots to mix and create beautiful and surprising mixes. These backgrounds become the base of many of Jane's works, and the main project here is no exception. In the later stages, she will create a lively and exciting dandelion clock using watercolour, inks, granulation mediums and delicate brush strokes to inspire you to create your own wonderful and experimental unleashed watercolours.
Jane is an artist and tutor whose interest in painting started from a young age, later developing her skills as a keen hobby artist, partaking in local watercolour classes. She later gained A-level and City and Guilds certificates in art before starting her career as an art tutor.
She frequently displays her work at exhibitions, and holds her own annual solo exhibition, where she has in excess of 80 paintings on display. In 2009, Jane was delighted to be invited to take the role of resident artist at the BBC Gardeners World Live event, at the NEC in Birmingham, where she painted a section of an award winning gardens each day.
Special Feature: Rolling Hills
Please note this DVD title is only available in PAL format and therefore is unlikely to play in North America, Japan, South Korea and some of the Pacific Islands.
However, all DVDs will play on personal computers and laptops. Learn More
SAA Price £23.00This set includes not only a fantastic set of SAA Artists, pastels, but Rebecca De Mendonca guide to this rewarding medium.
Rebecca covers an enormous range of topics: basic mark-making, a nicely progressive range of three-dimensional shapes, shading, tone, colour etc; then further exercises exploit pastel’s unique qualities as both a drawing and a painting medium and provide insights into the possibilities offered. All these early lessons give quick results, always making you want to learn more.
The real meat of the book, and its main virtue, is the sheer breadth of subjects. As well as introducing new techniques in an eminently practical way, these cover landscapes,
waterscapes, trees, skies, people and animals.
Rebecca is also at home with both fine detail and loose styles of working, giving you the chance to explore the medium as widely as possible.
Take the stress out of choosing the right colours for your subject! Available in seven different sets, there is sure to cover your needs!
Artists' Soft Pastels are manufactured using the finest pigments to produce a smooth working, velvet textured pastel. All colours blend readily with gentle rubbing and can be mixed to produce immediate hues. Suitable for application to soft drawing paper, board, wood, plaster and canvas. Drawings can be fixed with spray fixative or framed under glass to prevent smudging.
This set includes 12 assorted colours:
Alizarin Crimson (8)
Burnt Sienna (5)
Cadmium Yellow Pale (5)
Dioxazine Violet (8)
Permanent Green Deep (5)
Phthalo Green (7)
Prussian Blue (8)
Smoke Grey (7)
Yellow Ochre (9)
Key to tint:
(3) Full Shade with Black
(5) Full Shade
(7), (8), (9) Full shade with increasing amounts of white
Every possible care is taken when packing these Artists' Quality pastels.
However, due to their fragility, if a breakage should occur during transport, neither performance nor quality will be affected.
Search Press - Paperback - 144 pages - Colour throughout Learn More
DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Painting Orchids in Watercolour with Vivienne Cawson PLUS SAA Imitation Sable Brushes Set of 3SAA Price £24.98This is an excellent guide to flower painting that goes a long way beyond what may seem initially like a rather specialised subject, and is made all the easier with our SAA Brushes, which offer all the flexibility of sable, yet boast the lasting power of synthetic fibres.
If you want variety in your flower painting, orchids are one of the best subjects you could choose.
One of the most diverse families, they offer an immense choice of colour, shape and size.
Vivienne Cawson is a keen gardener as well as an accomplished artist who is keen to encourage you to develop your own style and vision and to act as a guide rather than an instructor.
The technical introduction is second to none and covers colours, shapes, structure and composition as well as patterns and tonal values. All of this is valuable for work with any flower, rather than orchids specifically and you’ll learn how to capture stems, leaves and even roots as
well as the more obvious petals.
All your skills are then brought together in three complete projects that combine everything nicely.
SAA Imitation Brushes are so good you'll think they’re sable!
Performs like sable, yet lasts like a synthetic!
This fantastic new range of brushes have all the attributes of Siberian Sable brushes, but are made from an innovatively developed Japanese synthetic material, offering the closest match to natural hair.
Professional artist's have been blown away by just how the imitation fibres mimic the elusive natural tip of a sable brush and the generous reservoir yields unmatched performance. These brushes offer both the springy elasticity and high paint-holding capacity that you would expect from a sable brush, giving phenomenal results with great value for money.
This set of popular rounds is a great way to get started. . .
Rounds 2, 6 & 10.
Search Press - Paperback - 128 pages - Colour throughout Learn More
SAA Price £49.99This beautifully illustrated and gently progressive guide will help you produce flower paintings while Billy's Brushes will allow you to create pictures that are both realistic and detailed.
Botanical painting can be a highly technical subject that requires dedication and years of study to learn. Here, Billy Showell takes you through the processes of painting specimens that will satisfy even the most demanding general viewer, but without the scientific jargon that often accompanies the subject.
The secret is lots of step-by-step demonstrations, each with plenty of stages, as well as hints, tips and technical exercises. You'll be working with an enormous variety of different flower and plant types, each one chosen for the particular challenges it presents. In this way, your range and repertoire are developed at the same time. You'll also learn tricks for portraying water droplets and sheen texture; subtle details which make a painting sing.
Botanical illustration is a subject that can seem daunting. Billy makes it manageable without trivialising it and, with her help, you'll be able to produce results you can be proud of. Her previous books have been understandably popular, but this one is in a league of its own.
Book: Search Press. Hardback. 192 Pages. Colour Throughout.
Billy Showell has selected three of her must have tools for painting her botanical pieces.
Set contains 2 x kolinsky sable brushes in sizes 2 & 6 and a synthetic eradicator, ideal for finer details. Learn More
Beginner's Guide to Botanical Flower Painting with Michael Lakin and SAA Botanical Watercolour BlockSAA Price £23.00Create crisp, precise botanical flower paintings with this beautiful, accessible book and our very own SAA Botanical Watercolour Block!
Known for his wonderful botanical art, Michael Lakin teaches you how to recreate the beauty of nature from first principles. Using Michael's easy-to-follow six stage process, you will soon be able to reproduce any flower you choose in stunning detail.
This complete guide marries traditional technique with contemporary style and includes sections on colour, drawing, continuous tone, composition and dissection.
With 12 step-by-step projects, each with a full-size tracing included, this is a fantastic book ideal for both botanical beginners and those wanting to discover more about this rewarding discipline.
SAA Botanical Watercolour Block/
Enjoy perfect lines allowing you to present the intricate detail of botanical subjects in watercolour with the SAA Botanical Watercolour Block!
The beautiful smooth surfaces, achieved with high quality Fabriano Artistico paper, prevents paint falling on to the surface in unwanted places letting you places stokes and lines exactly where you want them. Your stunning botanical watercolour will have never looked so good!
10 x 300gsm (140lbs) sheets Fabriano Artistico
Hot Pressed 100% cotton Watercolour Paper
Size: 275 x 375mm (10.8" x 14.7")
Search Press • Paperback • 128 Pages • Colour throughout
Painting by Jeremy Ford Learn More
SAA Price £24.98A fantastic set, which allows you to move straight from reading to painting.
Vibrant Oils Book with Haidee-Jo Summers
A friendly, accessible and inspiring course in oil painting from a member of the prestigious Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Haidee-Jo Summers' artwork is filled with light and vibrancy. Her friendly, instructional style will demystify oil painting and show you how to use this traditional medium to create contemporary portraits, landscapes, still life and more, all suffused with the unique warmth and richness of oils. This book is ideal for painters at any level of experience, from complete beginners looking to start out with oils, to advanced painters wishing to pick up new ideas and techniques.
SAA Oil Brushes
This exciting range of SAA bristle brushes for oils represents fantastic quality and value. In Flat, Round and Filbert shapes, they allow for a thick and even distribution of paint and are perfect for impasto styling.
The split hog-hair fibres guarantee great 'interlocked' performance and the bristles retain their springiness and resilience after repeated use. These superb brushes are sure to add an impressive new dimension and expressiveness to your painting. Learn More
SAA Price £15.99Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes
Trees & Woodlands in Watercolour
Trees are one of the most popular subjects for painting and are an essential part of any landscape. Popular author Geoff Kersey will take you through all the steps you'll need to capture their character and variety in all seasons.
The centrepiece of the book is a series of 32 step-by-step projects. Each one comes with an outline tracing that allows you to get the image down quickly and reliably. Working postcard-size - perfect for an A6 pad - makes this an ideal project to take out into the field and simplicity allows you to concentrate on one idea at a time.
Geoff includes a wide variety of species and shapes and looks at trees alone as well as in rural and urban settings. He considers warm and cool lighting, mist and raking sunlight. There are also handy notes on perspective and composition to complete this very thorough guide.
Geoff Kerseys Postcard Pad - 15 Sheets
Send your very own painted postcards from your travels with the Geoff Kersey Postcard Pad.
The ideal size for quick paintings, or to send to friends and family as wonderful cards, you can paint on one side and write on the other!
They are produced from the same high qualityy, 300gsm high white Saunders Waterford paper you get in Geoffs Watercolour Blocks, ensuring your paintings will look great.
15 Sheets, 150mm x 115mmn, 300gsm, high white, rough surface, 100% cotton, acid free. Learn More
The Paint Pad Artist: Coastal Landscapes with Charles Evans + Daler Rowney Aquafine Intro Set 6 x 8mlSAA Price £21.65This easy-to-follow guide contains all the instructions you’ll need to paint six stunning coastal scenes, and includes a stunning Daler-Rowney Aquaine set to get you started.
Each project includes not only exercises in colour and composition, but also introduces a variety of techniques that will help you get perfect results when you start painting on your own. Charles is a popular and experienced teacher who’ll let you work at your own pace, but always be ready at your shoulder to offer advice and encouragement when you need it.
These are simple compositions that allow you to develop your skills gradually, practising clouds, reflections, trees and skies as well as techniques such as scraping out, laying a wash, overpainting and working with different brushes.
Daler Rowney Aquafine Intro Set 6 x 8ml
Aquafine Watercolour made by Daler Rowney offer artists high performance colours at an economical price. Aquafine watercolours are produced to the same exacting standards as artists watercolours and gives rich coloured paintings. The whole range gives rich, transparent colour, with excellent tinting strength and working properties. All 37 colours can also be used to produce beautiful and delicate washes.
Search Press - Hard back - 102 pages + 6 watercolour paper sheets - Colour throughout Learn More
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