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Light and Movement in Watercolour [Hardcover]

Jake Winkle , Robin Capon
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Book Description

16 May 2012
Jake Winkle's loose, fresh and spontaneous style of painting is very popular. His paintings are full of light and movement and a key feature of his technique is that he doesn't work in the traditional way of light to dark but by placing the darks first. In Light and Movement in Watercolour, his first book, he demonstrates how to paint watercolours in a loose, direct way by step-by-step demonstrations and practical projects. Watercolours are often spoiled by a desire to be entirely truthful to the subject matter, which can lead to a painting that is overworked and tight. Jake's loose approach avoids those problems. He looks at subject simplification and shows how to focus on shapes rather than objects and, by painting what you see and not what you know, demonstrates how to capture the essence of the scene with freshness and clarity. The main topics in this book are: Understanding Watercolour; Building Confidence; What to Paint; Shapes, Tones and Colours; Dark to Light and Freshness and Clarity. Jake considers each topic in detail and shows the reader how to create paintings that glow with life, interest and spontaneity.

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Batsford Ltd; First Edition edition (16 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781849940276
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849940276
  • ASIN: 1849940274
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 22.9 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jake s work has great fluidity and this exciting book will help you get at least some of the ways to emulate his working methods... [He] considers each topic in detail and shows you how to create paintings that glow with life, interest and spontaneity. Definitely one to recommend. --The Artist

About the Author

Robin Capon is an experienced author and art journalist, having written several books, including with co-authors, David Curtis: Light and Mood in Watercolour 9780713489552 and Abstract and Colour Techniques (with Claire Harrigan) 9780713490558. He is a regular contributor to The Artist and Leisure Painter. He lives in Lyme Regis, Dorset.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting 20 Jan 2013
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I sent it back. Not because I dislike the artist or the work or the style, but because I had thought it was more of a teaching book, with projects that I could learn from. It had a few projects, I think three, but they were not very well explained. A nice coffee table book though, if that's what you're after.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly Disappointing 12 Mar 2013
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Like others, I felt this is a good showpiece for the artist's work.However, I had followed Jake's series in 'The Artist' magazine & expected much more detail on his composition, brushwork & techniques in the book.I learned much more from his articles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fab coffe table book 23 April 2012
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I am lucky to own 2 Winkle original paintings. If money were no object, I'd have a lot more. This book is the next best thing - over 100 pages of fantastic paintings ranging from doey eyes giraffes, chickens, dorset, venice, spain, africa and even Jake's father. Also lots of tips and step-by-step instructions so you too can create your own watercolours (although i suspect it is a bit more difficult than it sounds). Fab book, fab price. V happy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars light and movement 7 July 2012
By Marl
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Such a lovely book have tried out some of the paintings..... not so good yet but will keep trying because it inspires you to have a go. Totally opposite to what I have been shown before but it works and works well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book 3 Jun 2012
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I love this book. The hares on the front cover sold it to me! There are several more animal paintings in the book which are of the same style. Also, landscapes etc. I think if you like the painting on the front cover you will enjoy this book. There are only two step by step instructions for you to practice - this is not really what I would call an instructional book - more an enjoyment of looking at the paintings.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A letdown 6 May 2013
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I expected more, I hadn't looked inside this book before I purchased it, perhaps I should .I found the colours dull and uninspired ,not keen on the style of the paintings either...sorry
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2.0 out of 5 stars wasnt as good as i hoped 15 Dec 2012
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i didnt think this book matched up to the expectation of the front cover. i am afraid i had to return it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 6 Jan 2013
By MP
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Bought for my Mother who took up water colours after retiring. A very loose and flowing style of water colour, fantastic range of colour choice used on these paintings - Inspirational.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best!
Oh My! The best!
Published 5 days ago by Mr. J. H. Pearson
5.0 out of 5 stars A much appreciated birthday gift
I bought it as a birthday present for my husband. He is an experienced artist but still willing to learn. Read more
Published 18 days ago by pat4stan
5.0 out of 5 stars Jake Winkle
Jake is my favourite modern artist and I love this book he is also a great instructor when running a workshop
Published 1 month ago by donald humpage
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
I really like this book. Interesting reading. Plus loads of images showing a vibrant and exciting style of watercolour painting.
Published 2 months ago by Gina
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
If there was only one book in my collection that I could keep, this would be it. Not a book for the beginner, but it's the one book I wish I had had at the beginning. Read more
Published 7 months ago by CAM
5.0 out of 5 stars Light & Movement in Watercolour
I made this order in error but what I did see of it was very good. Excellent for those who wish to free up their painting.
Published 10 months ago by beporage
5.0 out of 5 stars Light and Movement in Watercolour
A brilliant and inspirational book which helps more than me engage in the creation of better forms of abstract watercolours
Published 13 months ago by HBL
5.0 out of 5 stars Birthday gift
My husband loved it. Very good book with excellent illustrations. Very good price and quality item, dust cover etc. Would recommend this book.
Published 14 months ago by Mrs Y Wykes
5.0 out of 5 stars Light and Movement in Watercolour
Fantastic. "Light and Movement in Watercolour" brings a whole new dimension to the medium.. Great depth and strength of colour, and wonderful observation of subjects
Published 17 months ago by Annie Leach
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