Reviewed by Artists & Illustrators
Sept 10 Watercolour is given a bit of a pep with Gwen Scott's individual techniques, which include masking, sponging and stippling, along with more basic methods. In the book's introduction Scott emphasises her interest in colour, which sets the tone for the rest of the volume. After the usual 'what you'll need' pages, this is a fairly unique journey into how to use watercolour paint to its most vibrant effect. Not for Scott the washed-out subtlety often associated with the medium. Clear images of a textured sponge making cloudy trees, or masking fluid used beneath the fiery reds of autumnal foliage, show how unusual techniques can really make watercolour come alive.
How to Paint Watercolour Landscapes