There are hundreds of watercolor paints on the market, with widely varying characteristics, appearances and names.
This easy-to-use watercolour techniques book cuts through the confusion and allows you to identify those that are best suited to your style of work and build a balanced palette of exceptional colours.
Understand the composition and qualities of different formulations - from single pigment paints to special hue mixtures, from grainy sedimentary pigments to lighter-bodied and transparent watercolours.
Discover the pros and cons of organic and inorganic pigments in this book about watercolour painting techniques; find out about the very latest synthetic pigments and iridescent colours; learn how to conduct your own lightfastness experiments.
In this book on painting techniques, you'll also find information on choosing and using a wide range of creative palettes, each with an explanation of the colours and their qualities, advice on mixing, and a step-by-step painting demonstration.
This art techniques book is one of many art books available from the National Gallery, which include art history books, art exhibition catalogues and gift books.