Water in Watercolour by Joe Francis Dowden
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Joe Dowden shows how to capture water in all its moods from quiet ponds and shallow puddles to babbling brooks and slow-moving rivers. Using over 80 step-by-step photographs and a variety of inspirational paintings, he clearly illustrates all the techniques - from laying an initial wash to adding the final details. There is clear information on what materials you need and on composition, using colour and on types of water. There are then clear step by step demonstrations on painting deep water, lively water and shallow water, and there are plenty of beautiful inspirational paintings besides. All watercolour landscape artists need to know how to paint water, and Joe Dowden is an expert teacher, showing how to create the effect of water of all kinds using simple techniques.

About Joe Francis Dowden

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Joe Francis Dowden is an internationally collected watercolor artist. He is the author of Painting Water and Venice in Watercolor.
Published April 1, 2001 by Search Press. 48 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Taking on a variety of water landscapes, such as deep water, lively water, and shallow water, the guide builds confidence in beginning artists and inspires advanced artists to improve their work.

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As one might surmise, the medium of watercolor lends itself well to portraying water, but the rendition of realistic-looking rivers, puddles, and ponds is no easy feat. In this short guide, Dowden generously shares with readers his

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