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Ready to Paint: Watercolour Flowers

Ready to Paint

By (author) Wendy Tait
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Search Press Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Published: 31st Jan 2008
Dimensions: w 190mm h 292mm d 3mm
Weight: 300g
ISBN-10: 1844482847
ISBN-13: 9781844482849
Barcode No: 9781844482849
Keen to paint. but your drawing skills let you down? This book provides pull-out tracings for five beautiful floral paintings, along with full step-by-step instructions for how to bring them to life with watercolour paint. A clear guide on how to transfer the tracings to your watercolour paper is included, along with a helpful section on what materials to use. Wendy Tait's new book makes painting flowers simple and accessible, and offers guidance on how you can develop your new painting skills.

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June 08

People often want to take up painting when they retire and have more time. Others start sooner, once their kids are grown and in school. The drawing part of painting can be hard for beginners - enough of an obstacle so they give up or never get past painting by numbers.

My friends who paint have always had a natural ability. They drew as children. I don't have that at all. Now two new books promise to make watercolor painting easier for beginners by following what I call an old-but-new approach.

The "Ready to Paint" series from Search Press in England is designed so that novice painters can pick up a brush and create appealing paintings with easy-to-follow tracings. The tracings can be reused. The idea is that you gain confidence as your hand-eye coordination is trained, by following the tracings, while you have some pleasing results to motivate you to keep trying.

"Watercolour Flowers" by Wendy Tait has nine reusable tracings to pull out. "Watercolour Landscapes" by Terry Harrison has six reusable tracings to pull out. Both are to be published in June.

The artists explain how to compose a painting with simple instructions and tips. Both Tait and Harrison are authors as well as artists. * A Good Age *