The Cloverleaf Paint Box
The Cloverleaf Paint Box by watercolour artist and tutor Barry Herniman is now available at Jackson’s Art.
A very cleverly designed watercolour box for painting in the field, the Cloverleaf easily unfolds from a small size (of just 12.5 x 12.5 x 4.5cm), to give 4 good-sized mixing areas. The mixing palettes are stable and solidly attached, not at all fiddly. The plastic is lightweight yet robust. Filled with paint it weighs less than 300 grams. The box is supplied empty, to fill with your choice of paints. Please note that the box does not come with any paint.
The paint wells are deep, great for squeezing tube watercolour into. The depth of the wells means you won’t be slopping over when you swirl a wet brush in them. They will fit some makes of full and half pans, but some are a wee bit too large and sit a bit proud, although the box will still close. The paint well area is removable for cleaning.
It is very easy to hold. A paint box designed for painting outdoors needs a way to be held in your non-brush hand while working and the Cloverleaf has a simple yet effective feature for this, a flat plate area for your thumb that works if you hold your box in your left or your right hand and if you hold your thumb straight or you crook it.
Barry Herniman’s Watercolour Book
Watercolour Tips and Techniques: Painting Mood and Atmosphere
A 96-page paperback book by Barry Herniman.
The glowing transparency and spontaneity of watercolour makes it an ideal medium for exploring the effects of sunlight, shadows, mist, stormy skies and more. Easy techniques for creating realistic effects are demonstrated in a series of stunning demonstrations. In his enthusiastic and practical manner, Barry Herniman guides you through all the different stages, revealing paintings rich in atmosphere, from tranquil river scenes and misty woodlands to dramatic landscapes and inspiring seascapes. This book is packed with useful tips and easy-to-follow techniques, each accompanied by beautiful paintings to inspire and help improve skills. Artists can learn how to apply these techniques to their own work to create original and unique watercolour paintings that almost spring to life.
Barry Herniman is a full time artist who lives in Ross on Wye, England. His first exhibition of watercolours was in 1991 and was predominantly of local Wye Valley scenes. Since then he has travelled quite extensively both home and abroad, gathering reference material and inspiration for his paintings. He runs painting holidays that you can book on his website.
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Postage on orders shipped standard to mainland UK addresses is free for orders of £39.