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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 26 September 2014
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844489800
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  • Size: 155x215 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $7.95
  • Series: Art Handbooks
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Art Handbooks: Landscapes in Watercolour


by Ray Campbell Smith

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Book Description

Lively skies, misty woodlands, country lanes, quiet harbours and soft reflections - these and more are presented by well-known artist Ray Campbell Smith as he shows how to capture the freshness and beauty of watercolours in his own distinctive style.
He explains all his techniques clearly, from the initial planning and composition of a picture, to choosing colours, applying washes and capturing the glorious subtlety and glow of nature. Dry brush work, splayed brushwork and wet-in-wet are all included, with clear and helpful text accompanied by inspirational paintings and over 50 step-by-step demonstrations. Whatever your skill level, you will be able to develop your own style with this informative, richly-illustrated book.

Watercolour is the most popular medium
50 step-by-step photographs
Ray Campbell Smith is well respected and has a high profile in this area

Table of Contents

Planning and composition
Materials and equipment
More about colour
Getting started
Now for technique
Scottish landscape - step-by-step demonstration
Lively skies
Sky - step-by-step demonstration
Water and reflections
Step-by-step demonstration
Trees and foliage

About the Author

About Ray Campbell Smith

Ray Campbell Smith was a prolific and versatile professional painter who specialised in the watercolour medium. He contributed regularly to leading art magazines, and gave lectures, demonstrations and criticisms to art groups. Ray died in 2016, leaving a legacy of several books on art, including some best-sellers, and numerous paintings held in many collections in the UK and abroad.


Karen Platt

January 2015

Capture the scenes you love in watercolour. Ray shows you how to paint skies, woodland, harbours and more. Techniques for beginners and more advanced painters too. This book is filled with good examples of ray's work.

Leisure Painter, The

September 2014

These handy little guides, box above their weight in terms of content. They are packed full of useful information and tips from artists who have many years' experience between them. Ray Campbell Smith needs no introduction to our readers, and this recent publication will have been keenly awaited by his many fans. Ray shows how to paint all aspects of the landscape in watercolour, from lively skies and misty woodlands to country lanes and atmospheric harbours. With excellent and clear explanations of all the stages of his work, and over 50 step-by-step demonstrations, Ray includes information on composition, choosing the right colours, applying washes and dry-brush work.

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