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The Landscape Painter's Essential Handbook: Learn &hellip by Joe Francis Dowden
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb tutorial book, 16 Jan 2009
I bought this book to help me get back into watercolour painting after a 20 year break and it has very much inspired me to get painting again. The book is arranged so you can follow the techniques necessary to reproduce the stunning paintings that have an almost photographic quality to them. I found the tips on how to use masking methods and getting contrast and light into the paintings particularly valuable. I have also often had problems getting detail into the foreground of my paintings, this book gives you plenty of ideas to try. Another nice touch is the suggested colours to use which is often a big hurdle with watercolours as the way colours mix is not always as logical as you may… Read more