Paint with the Watercolour Masters

A step-by-step guide to materials and techniques for today's artists


Illustrated step-by-step demonstrations show exactly how to re-create the styles of the watercolor masters

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Jonathan Stephenson


This book enables any amateur artist to explore confidently the most popular painting medium the world has ever known: watercolour. Richly illustrated in colour throughout with well-known works of art, photographs of materials and step-by-step examples, the author shows how to achieve various effects and provides an insight into the art of watercolour.

By reconstructing in practice the methods of great watercolourists, Stephenson reveals new ideas on how artists as diverse as Dürer, Cézanne, Turner and Sargent actually worked. Using examples of the most popular subjects landscapes, portraits, still-life paintings and figures Stephenson employs a series of demonstrations to show how to re-create the methods of the watercolour masters. From the initial sketch to the final painting, he guides us expertly through every brushstroke. This highly practical book will appeal both to beginners and to more experienced artists alike.

Additional information

Weight 828 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 22.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 25 March 2010
Number of pages 160
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.8 x 22.1 cm
Weight 828 g


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Jonathan Stephenson is also the author of Paint with theWatercolour Masters and The Materials and Techniques of Painting, both published byThames & Hudson.