A long awaited sequel to Terry's previous Brush with Watercolour. Terry legions of fans will be pleased to find another book from him in his usual easy to follow style. He produces his own range of brushes and this book shows how to get the best out of each individual one - thus the section on the Wizard brush shows us how to use it to create paint effects such as wood grain, silver birch bark and dog hair. These can be replaced with others you have already that may be similar ( especially if you are happy to take the scissors to them - something I often do with ruinedA" brushes such as those that have worn the point out. If you then like the effect you can then replace with one of Terry's special types when funds permit. He shows things we need to know like - how to place the brush exactly, how much paint to have on the brush - things less experienced students need to know but are often forgotten by artist tutors for whom this is second nature. The second half of the book coves the more usual techniques used in watercolour painting and is followed by six in depth step by step demonstrations using these techniques and his range of brushes. To get the best from this book you really need to have some of Terry's brushes, or be confident enough to adapt your own. This is another excellent beginners watercolour landscape book from Terry to take the fear away from applying paint to paper that some would be artist have.-Jeanniezelos.com A long awaited follow-up to Terry Harrison's Brush with Watercolour, this book focuses on Terry's own range of brushes, which he has designed to help painters create the best effects they can with the minimum amount of effort. Terry has also designed a range of 'three greens' - specially mixed greens to save you having to do it! The book opens with a description of the brushes and their uses, followed by a list of the materials you will need to get started, and Terry's palette of colours. Descriptions of how to use each brush to best effect with step-by-step examples show exactly how to achieve the desired effect and build up confidence with painting features in the landscape. The 'Stippler px' for example is specially designed for painting trees and foliage. Step-by-step examples show how to paint a simple tree using the brush, focusing on summer foliage, scraping out, painting tree trunks, stones and grasses. The section closes with a painting by Terry that combines all the techniques described using each particular brush. A chapter on basic watercolour techniques - wet into wet, dry brushwork, masking fluid, etc. is followed by the demonstrations - six in total. Each demonstration comprises a list of materials followed by up to 31 stages. Terry is a popular teacher who understands the problems many amateur painters face. This book will be a welcome addition to any watercolourist's Christmas list.-Leisure Painter --Leisure Painter
About the Author
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.