Publisher description for Tate watercolour manual : lessons from the great masters / Tony Smibert and Joyce H. Townsend.

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A classic medium, watercolor is practiced by many but mastered by few. This accessible and clear workbook is both a practical guide and an informative history. Beginning with a "1-day course," the chapters cover technique, equipment, general theory, painting plein air, and conservation. The authors also examine the work of watercolor masters, among them Claude Lorrain, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, John Constable, J. M. W. Turner, and John Ruskin. Each chapter includes photographs and helpful examples of works in progress, explanations of methods, and how-to demonstra­tions. Designed for those who have not picked up a paintbrush since high-school art class as well as more seasoned practitioners, this guide is a must-have for anyone who wants to start out in watercolors, become a more assured and better artist, or simply gain a new understanding of the great watercolorists.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Watercolor painting -- Technique.
Watercolor painting. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01172527
Watercolor painting -- Technique. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01172540
Great Britain. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01204623