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A Painter's Dozen: A self-help guide to better watercolour landscape painting in 12 steps.



David Whitehead is an enthusiastic watercolour landscape painter, living in Cheshire, with a deep love of the English landscape, particularly the wild places. He has spent 20 years developing his own style of portraying these landscapes in loose, impressionistic watercolour, from the South Pennine moors to the estuaries of East Anglia. In this book he offers watercolour painters who want to develop their own style a self-help guide, based on his own practical experiences and his approach to 12 painting topics. The book doesn't offer quick tricks or how-to-do-it demonstrations. Instead, it encourages readers to take one of the 12 topics each month, or each week, or as often as they want, to experiment with, then adapt and adopt ideas from the book to improve their own enjoyment of this most satisfying of creative pursuits. The 12 topics are: Composition, Perspective, Freshness, Materials, Colour, Skies, Trees, Reflections, Shadows, Outdoor Painting, Sketching & Holidays and finally Archiving, Storage & Presentation. The author hopes his simplified and practical approaches to these topics will put the fun back into the fundamentals of these subjects.