Ready to Paint Street Scenes by Grahame Booth
9781782214151

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This complete beginner's guide to painting watercolour street scenes is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time.

Each of the 32 quick and easy exercises takes no more than 30 minutes and will teach you how to create a new street scene element - such as doorways, buildings and people - or work an exciting technique - such as creating washes, mixing colours and playing with perspective. The exercises are all worked at postcard size - ideal for a 6 x 4in (A6) watercolour pad, and actual-size tracings are included.

The book is broken down into eight chapters: tone, colour, perspective, the wash, edge control, brush strokes, adding detail and, finally, putting it all together - this last section contains 3 finished paintings that demonstrate how to integrate a combination of the elements into vibrant and inspiring street scenes; these complete paintings also have an accompanying actual-size tracing.

Painting exclusively in watercolour, Grahame Booth tutors workshops and holiday courses in Ireland and abroad. He is a popular demonstrator for art clubs and his success is reflected in many national and international awards. His work is featured in books, videos and art magazines, including Artist and Illustrators. Grahame is a member of the SAA and is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His work is represented in private and public collections including Belfast City Council, Ulster Independent Clinic and the Office of the Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland. He is Past President of the Ulster Watercolour Society.

Grahames work is in a relatively loose, traditional style. His subject range is international, and his use of colour, light and shadow are particularly impressive.

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