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Painting Boats & Harbours in Watercolour


by Terry Harrison

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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 16 May 2014
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844489541
  • Carton Qty: 16
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $24.95
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Terry Harrison takes the mystery out of painting boats and harbours, explaining that you don't need to know all the nautical terms in order to paint them well, just some simple techniques and the many tips, exercises and inspiring paintings you will find in this book. There are 6 beautiful step-by-step projects.

Learn all the tips, tricks and techniques you need in order to paint beautiful scenes of boats and harbours in this inspiring and practical book. Terry Harrison explains that you don't need to be an expert on all things nautical to paint great boats and harbours, you just need to learn to paint what you see using the advice and exercises in this book. There is excellent advice on using photographs, painting reflections, rigging, sails, jetties and harbour walls, as well as boatyard clutter, beaches, estuaries, figures and all the varied moods of the sea. There are then 6 beautiful step-by-step projects including a tall ship at sea, Greek boats by a sunlit jetty, a river harbour, a sparkling lake, a ship at sunset and a harbour village.

Expert advice from a popular artist
Painting boats and harbours made easy
Packed with inspiring paintings
6 step by step projects

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Materials 8
Showing your colours 12
Using photographs 14
Getting started 16
Reflections 20
Harbours 24
Rigging 28
Setting sail 30
Abandon ship! 34
On the waterfront 38
Jetty at Low Tide 44
Boatyard clutter 50
Beaches and estuaries 54
Adding life 60
Moods of the sea 64
Messing about in boats 72
Ship at Sea 80
Greek Boats 88
River Harbour 96
Evening Boats 104
Ship at at Sunset 110
Harbour Village 116
Index 128

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