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Light and Shade in Watercolour

Hazel Soan



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Batsford Ltd
04 March 2019
Art & Architecture; Watercolours; Painting & art manuals
Bestselling artist and author explains how to use light and shade in your watercolour paintings to add lifelike detail and create engaging artworks.

Mastering light and shadow is the key to successful watercolour paintings and in this book you can learn how to paint like an expert. The book is packed with Hazel's colourful and varied paintings, as well as step-by-step exercises and handy hints.

Beginning with how to see the values of light and shade through the eyes of an artist, the book then shows how watercolour is the perfect medium to represent light and shade. Learn how to balance light and shade through compositional design and how to establish the shadow of individual components within the composition. Hazel demonstrates clever techniques such as conserving white paper to show highlights, how to mix the right tonal values and how to balance detail in your painting. Finally, the book looks at using light and shade to create atmospheric effects, tonal patterns to look out for and how to bring it all together to create fantastic artworks.
By:   Hazel Soan
Imprint:   Batsford Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 224mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   820g
ISBN:   9781849945264
ISBN 10:   1849945268
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   04 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hazel Soan is a popular and successful artist who divides her time between London and Cape Town, exhibiting her work widely. She has her own gallery in Fulham, London. She is author of several bestselling books and a range of successful DVDs. She was one of the art experts in the popular Channel 4 TV series Watercolour Challenge. The very successful Learn Watercolour Quickly, Essence of Watercolour and Watercolour Rainbow are also by Hazel Soan.

Reviews for Light and Shade in Watercolour

'This is the best guide you'll maybe ever get to a notoriously tricky subject.' * The Artist * `A genuine tour de force ... her best book yet' -- Henry Malt * ArtbookReview *

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