+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Tate Watercolor Manual : Lessons from the Great Masters - Tony Smibert

Tate Watercolor Manual

Lessons from the Great Masters

Paperback

Published: 1st May 2014
In Stock. Ships in 1-2 business days from Australia
RRP $29.95
$26.75
11%
OFF

Watercolour is a classic medium, practiced by many but mastered by few. It reached a ‘golden age’ from around 1750 to 1850, when artists such as Claude, Corot, Alexander Cozens, Cotman, Girtin, Cox, Constable, Turner and Ruskin created beautiful and complex images, but using surprising simply systems and processes. This accessible and clear workbook is both a practical guide and informative history - beginning with a ‘1-day course’, the chapters cover technique, equipment and general theory, leading to twelve short sections examining the master watercolour artists. The authors also include following chapters on plein air, painting conservation, and a short overview of contemporary watercolour practice readers. Each chapter includes photographs and helpful examples of works in progress, methods and how-to demonstrations. Firmly designed for those who have not picked up a paintbrush since schooldays as well as more seasoned watercolour practitioners, Joyce Townsend and Tony Smibert have used their considerable expertise to develop a book with a breadth of content suitable for anyone who wants to become painter in watercolour, be a more assured and better artist, or simply gain new understanding of the great British watercolourists.

About the Author

Joyce Townsend is Senior Conservation Scientist at Tate and the author of Turner’s Painting Techniques and co-author of How to Paint Like Turner.

Tony Smibert is a painter based in Tasmania who has held over forty exhibitions worldwide. His paintings are in many public and private collections. He is co-author of How To Paint Like Turner.

WRITE A REVIEW

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Reference (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (3)

Reviewed by 3 customers

Displaying reviews 1-3

Back to top

 
4.0

Tate Watercolour Manual

By 

from MIDDLETON S.A.

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Reference

    Excellent book for a serious watercolour artist.

     
    2.0

    Too many feathers and not enough meat.

    By 

    from Sydney

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Read

    Cons

    • Not What I Expected

    Best Uses

    • Reference

    Promised insights into the techniques of watercolour masters but failed to deliver much that was helpful

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Water colour reference material

    By 

    from Perth

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Informative
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Reference

      Excellent reference book for water colour artists written by a great informing practising artist. Tony Smibert is the best teacher of water colour as he was trained as a teacher.

      Displaying reviews 1-3

      Back to top

      ISBN: 9781849760881
      ISBN-10: 1849760888
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 144
      Published: 1st May 2014
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 26.3 x 24.1  x 1.4
      Weight (kg): 0.75
      Edition Number: 1