Painting Boats & Harbours in Watercolour

Author(s): Terry Harrison

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Learn all the tips, tricks and techniques you need in order to paint beautiful scenes of boats and harbours in this inspiring and practical book. Terry Harrison explains that you don't need to be an expert on all things nautical to paint great boats and harbours, you just need to learn to paint what you see using the advice and exercises in this book. There is excellent advice on using photographs, painting reflections, rigging, sails, jetties and harbour walls, as well as boatyard clutter, beaches, estuaries, figures and all the varied moods of the sea. There are then 6 beautiful step-by-step projects including a tall ship at sea, Greek boats by a sunlit jetty, a river harbour, a sparkling lake, a ship at sunset and a harbour village.


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Terry Harrison grew up in Norfolk. His early art education was basic and he never dreamed that he would become an artist. At fifteen, Terry moved to Hampshire and was inspired by a brilliant art teacher. He took O and A levels in art, then won a place at Farnham Art School at the age of sixteen. He became a graphic artist, but continued to paint in his spare time. In 1984 Terry gave up his job to paint full time. He demonstrates to artists' groups and teaches on painting holidays. He has also developed a range of his own brushes and paints. He is the author of many best selling books on painting with acrylics and watercolours. Terry now lives in the Cotswolds.

Introduction - 6 Materials - 8 Showing your colours - 12 Using photographs - 14 Getting started - 16 Reflections - 20 Harbours - 24 Rigging - 28 Setting sail - 30 Abandon ship! - 34 On the waterfront - 38 Jetty at Low Tide - 44 Step-by-step Boatyard clutter - 50 Beaches and estuaries - 54 Adding life - 60 Moods of the sea - 64 Messing about in boats - 72 Ship at Sea - 80 Step-by-step Greek Boats - 88 Step-by-step River Harbour - 96 Step-by-step Evening Boats - 104 Step-by-step Ship at at Sunset - 110 Step-by-step Harbour Village - 116 Step-by-step Index - 128

General Fields

  • : 9781844489541
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : July 2014
  • : 280mm X 216mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Terry Harrison
  • : Paperback
  • : 751.422437
  • : 128
  • : 350 colour