Even if you have never picked up a paintbrush before, Geoff Kersey shows you how to paint convincing watercolour landscapes using just 3 brushes, 3 colours, a plastic palette and a watercolour pad. Only students' range watercolour paints are used in light red, cadmium yellow pale and ultramarine blue, yet from these, Geoff shows you how to paint 9 realistic watercolour scenes. There is no off-putting colour theory or long-winded mixing information, but a practical absolute beginner's course that shows the three colours in action. You need only 3 affordable brushes: no. 10, no. 4 and no. 2 rounds in a synthetic range, to achieve all of the paintings shown. Let Geoff Kersey build your skills through 9 easy exercises, starting from the simplest of scenes, resulting in landscapes you'll be proud of. Start with a simple sky and progress through a basic scene with a reflected sunset, to landscapes that include simple buildings and even a figure. Clear advice and step-by-step photographs show how to add a simple figure to a scene and how to trace and transfer the basic drawings from the finished paintings, which are shown full size in the book for this purpose.You have everything you need to get painting.
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 over 30 watercolour DVDs and contributes to various art publications.
Introduction 6,Using the colours 8, Using the brushes 9, Cloudy Sky 10, Evening Lake 14, Sunset Island 18, Winter Day 24, Woodland Path 30, Valley Farm 36, Glencoe 44, Sleepy River 52, Adding a figure 60, Transferring a drawing 64