We have a very nice new book written by a fine artist and a lovely man:
Painting Boats and Coastal Scenery by Robert Brindley.
A 160 page paperback book with 225 colour photographs.
Robert Brindley is an artist & painter, working in oils, watercolours, acrylics and pastels. A member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists specialising in capturing light in landscapes and coastal scenery. Robert tutors groups of local painters and also runs ‘weekend workshops’ during the summer. He regularly gives demonstrations to art societies throughout the country and holds his Annual Exhibition over the May Bank holiday in Whitby.
Boats and coastal scenery have always inspired artists. This book celebrates that inspiration and explains many aspects of painting the coast, from creeks and tidal rivers to bustling beach scenes, boats and harbours, with a strong emphasis on capturing light, mood and atmosphere. Using watercolour, oil and pastel, it looks in detail at the painting process and encourages both novice and experienced artists alike to venture forth to capture the drama and beauty of the coast and sea.
· Step-by-step demonstrations
· Importance of light and how to create harmony, tone and colour
· Emphasis on drawing, sketching and plein-air painting
· Instruction on painting water and skies, as well as coastal scenes
· Advice on painting trips in Britain and abroad
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