Watercolour Challenge by Diana Vowles lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Channel 4, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;
From the cover: Watercolour Challenge is the highly successful Channel 4 series in which actress Hannah Gordon and her team of experts set out on the road to meet hundreds of budding artists. Their destinations are in all four corners of the British Isles, from Armagh in Northern Ireland to Goudhurst in Kent, and the subjects range from rugged coastlines and ancient abbeys to a tramway museum and a kite festival.
Each artist in the competition is required to paint a scene in four hours. For some this is a terrible rush; for others it is just too long. All have their own distinctive style some representational, some expressionist, some abstract and with such a range of subjects, Diana Vowles has the opportunity to discuss different aspects of watercolour as she meets so many painters.
Watercolour Challenge aims to inspire other would-be artists to pick up their paintbrushes. But Watercolour Challenge is more than simply inspirational, this book is an accessible, practical guide to watercolour painting, including guidance on how to get started, descriptions of the major techniques, hints and tips from the Watercolour Challenge experts and detailed descriptions of the styles and techniques employed by the competitors.
Watercolour Challenge is beautifully illustrated with Brian Rybolts photographs of the locations, the artists and their work as it progresses.
Introduction by: Hannah Gordon
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Index. 10″ x 7¾”.
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