Joe Francis Dowden is the master of painting extraordinarily realistic water, and here he shares his tips and techniques in a complete guide to painting this vital element in watercolour. There is expert guidance on painting what you see, composition, making water look wet, painting various types of reflection, and more, then there are 7 stunning step-by-step demonstrations including children on wet sand, a swan on rippled water, deep water and an amazing sparkling sea.
Joe Francis Dowden turned professional in 1982 and has since written many successful books and has been published by David & Charles, Sterling and Search Press. He has sold out at numerous "one man" shows and has exhibited his work throughout Britain. He lives in Worthing, East Sussex.
Table of Contents
Introduction 6 Materials 8 Painting what you see 14 Composition and format 18 Perspective 20 Source material 22 Colour 24 Making water look wet 28 Children on Wet Sand 34 Step by step Swan on Rippled Water 48 Step by step Lake Skiddaw: Deep Water 62 Step by step Autumn River: Still Water 78 Step by step Sparkling Sea 96 Step by step Sailing Boat 112 Step by step Waterfall 112 Step by step Index 128