Joe Dowden's Complete Guide to Painting Water in Watercolour

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-07-15
  • Publisher: Search Pr Ltd
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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.

Author Biography

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

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