Buildings in watercolour /

by Taylor, Richard S.
Series: Learn to paint Published by : Collins, (London :) Physical details: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. ISBN:9780007113132. Year: 2002
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Buildings are a very appealing subject for many amateur painters, but sometimes the thought of having to master perspective can deter them from putting buildings into their pictures with confidence. In this book, Richard Taylor covers all the essential aspects of painting buildings in watercolour - including how to simplify the subject of perspective - and provides practical advice on techniques, colour, light and shade, composition and texture. A wide range of different buildings is included in the book, from country cottages and farm buildings to urban terraces, churches and shop buildings. Richard also looks at details, such as balconies, steps, archways, chimneypots and railings, and the additional subjects that enhance any view of a building, such as people or vehicles. Tips and step-by-step demonstration paintings are also included.

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Library Journal Review

This is a very attractive, short course in painting buildings, but it has two problems. First, Taylor grew up in the North London suburb of Enfield and walked to school every day past ivy-clad Georgian houses and timber-clad cottages. Unless your patrons want to paint only romantic English, and occasionally French, architecture, this will sit on the shelves. Second, there are already two books available that do a better job. Ironically, one is Taylor's own, more extensive The Watercolorist's Guide to Painting Buildings. The other is Claudia Nice's broadly appealing Painting Weathered Buildings in Pen, Ink & Watercolor. Not recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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