by Jake Winkle and Robin Capon

Jake Winkle’s loose, fresh and spontaneous style of painting is very popular. His paintings are full of light and movement and a key feature of his technique is that he doesn’t work in the traditional way of light to dark but by placing the darks first. In Light and Movement in Watercolour, his first book, he demonstrates how to paint watercolours in a loose, direct way by step-by-step demonstrations and practical projects.

Watercolours are often spoiled by a desire to be entirely truthful to the subject matter, which can lead to a painting that is overworked and tight. Jake’s loose approach avoids those problems. He looks at subject simplification and shows how to focus on shapes rather than objects and, by painting what you see and not what you know, demonstrates how to capture the essence of the scene with freshness and clarity.

The main topics in this book are: Understanding Watercolour; Building Confidence; What to Paint; Shapes, Tones and Colours; Dark to Light and Freshness and Clarity. Jake considers each topic in detail and shows the reader how to create paintings that glow with life, interest and spontaneity.

About the author

Jake Winkle’s work is exhibited widely in many national exhibitions, notably at the Royal Society of British Artists and the Society of Equestrian Artists. Jake has undertaken many commissions for organisations like the National Trust, Waitrose and various town councils. He is a popular tutor, has made a painting DVD and writes regularly for The Artist magazine. This is his first book. He lives in Blandford Forum, Dorset.

Robin Capon is a freelance art journalist and author. He writes regularly for The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines and is author of more than 30 books on practical art, including most recently Painting with Impact with David Curtis and Collage, Colour and Texture in Painting with Mike Bernard, both published by Batsford. He lives in Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Price: £18.99
ISBN: 9781849940276
Extent: 128 pages
Format: Hardback
Size: 254 x 226 mm
Illustrations: Colour illustrations throughout