Progressive beginner’s course to painting water scenes in watercolour
A straightforward, economical, practical progressive course to painting water scenes in watercolor.
Shows those who have never picked up a paintbrush how to get started
Uses only the bare minimum of affordable materials
No jargon or techniques to learn before starting
9 easy exercises develop skills from putting brush to paper to producing beautiful paintings
Works as a complete course from first steps to beautiful finished paintings
ArtBook Review, Sept 2019
Take 3 Colours is a brilliantly simple idea that’s been brilliantly presented. All of the authors so far have understood the brief impeccably and Stephen Coates is no exception.
The strapline is “3 colours, 3 brushes, 9 easy projects” and it’s not just a superb way to get started with painting, but also an approach that strips your technique back to essentials if you’re feeling it’s got just too complicated and that you may be over-working.
Don’t expect great works, but do prepare to be surprised at just how much variety you can get and how many subjects you can work with in this way. My only reservation in this particular volume is the overall impression of ochre. With base colours of Light Red, Raw Sienna and Ultramarine, this might perhaps be expected, but other volumes have managed to provide a somehow brighter appearance and the lack of a good green from the mix shows. It’s a shame as the results and explanations are excellent.
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