Hazel Soan's Art of the Limited Palette

Hazel Soan's Art of the Limited Palette: a step-by-step practical watercolour guide

Art Techniques
Hardback Published on: 04/08/2022
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Synopsis

How to work with a limited palette, with step-by-step demonstrations.

One of the world's best art teachers shows you how to give spontaneity and lightness to your work with a limited palette. Using only three colours (up to five at the very most), is the most effective way to give your art a fresh feel. With an array of paintings, techniques and step-by-step demonstrations, renowned artist Hazel Soan goes through a range of specific colour combinations that work.

Each chapter looks at a different combination, guided by a principal hue or pigment property. For landscapes she discusses cool blue and warm yellow, for gardens transparent reds and complimentary green, and for seascapes warm blue, cool yellow and granulation. The author explores the almost inexhaustible three-colour combinations but also discusses when four- or five-colour combinations would enhance or work more efficiently. This ensures your work is more cohesive, light and brings out the beauty of the watercolour medium.

This extensive guide is packed with demonstrations, work in progress and finished paintings – and every single painting will have the colours itemized, making this not only a great technique book but great resource for colour combinations. Ideal for all painters, new or experienced.

  • Publisher: Batsford Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781849947640
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm

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