Learn Landscape Painting Quickly
By Hazel Soan (Author)
Even beginners can start painting landscapes instantly with the help of Hazel Soan’s basic exercises and simple step-by-step demonstrations. Soan covers everything, including creating space, depth, and distance; the “game of tones”; perspective; warm and cool colors; composition and focus; and figures in the landscape. Learn techniques for capturing various sources of light, shadows, and seasons, as well as for choosing and mixing watercolors, both transparent and opaque. Move on to advice on painting en plein air, brushwork, wet on dry, wet into wet, laying a wash, and developing texture. The specific themes addressed range from skies, foliage, forests, fields, grasses, gardens, rivers and lakes to mountains, seascapes, wilderness, desert, urban vistas, panoramas, and sunsets.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Hazel Soan is a popular artist who divides her time between London and Cape Town, exhibiting her work widely. She has her own gallery in Fulham, London, has written several bestselling books, and created a range of successful DVDs. She was one of the art experts on the popular Channel 4 TV series Watercolour Challenge. Her books include the successful Learn Watercolour Quickly, Essence of Watercolour, and Watercolour Rainbow.