Shares accessible tips for painting realistic windmills, farmhouses, and other pastoral buildings, providing step-by-step sequences for various architectural aspects from tiled roofs and flowered window frames to old-time doors and rustic porches. Original.
Showcasing Gaelic scenes, such as a Georgian doorway in Dublin and a classic pub entryway, this collection of watercolor projects will surely appeal to lovers of iconic cityscapes and landscapes. Amateur artists and travelers alike who wish to experience or relive Irish cultural motifs will quickly benefit from basic step-by-step demonstrations and clear, guided instructions. Also, for artists who are new to painting and do not have accomplished drawing skills, this project guide offers tracing papers for each of the five Irish scenes along with tips for transferring the images to watercolor stock.
Geoff Kersey shares his expertise in this book packed full of tips for watercolour painters. Learn all you need to know, from what to buy, composing a painting and mastering techniques such as wet into wet and dry brush work, to how to paint skies, water, trees, buildings and more. The tips are clearly explained and illustrated through artwork and step-by-step photographs.This title was previously published as Geoff's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists. In this new, easy-to-use flexibinding format with an updated design, the books in the Watercolour Artists' Pocket Books series bring you the best tips from some of Search Press's leading authors.
The parks that surround England's Windsor Castle were established in the Middle Ages for the protection of the royal deer. With the assistance of documents in the Public Record Office and the Royal Archives, and works of art in the Royal Collection, Jane Roberts has created an extensive and beautifully illustrated history of this royal acreage. 200 color & 300 b&w illustrations.
‘A major achievement' Ronald Blythe, author of Akenfield A Cotswold vicarage. A former girls' boarding school in Surrey. A Jacobean house now buried in inner London. Three Houses, Many Lives tells the stories not only of the houses themselves but of the lives of the many people who lived in them. From Eugenia Stanhope who sold Lord Chesterfield's scandalous letters, to the autocratic vicar who held the same parish from age 28 to 82, from the just-literate wife of a parish clerk who wrote riddles in his registers, to the cow-keeper who farmed 226 acres in Hornsey till he sold them profitably when the railways came through. Gillian Tindall is a master of miniaturist history, making a particular place, person or situation stand for a much larger picture.
Cooking seemed like the perfect distraction - until a delicious chef was thrown in the mix . . . Escaping from corporate city life into the heart of the Berkshire countryside, Ella Maloney hopes to find rural tranquillity and a chance to sort out the problems in her long-term relationship. On arriving, she realises tranquillity is in short supply, but welcomes the distraction her chaotic new life offers - until she meets devastatingly gorgeous, but equally attached, chef Ash Lawrence, and realises that he's maybe one distraction too many. And when Ella's favourite top-rated TV cookery programme - Dewberry's Dinners - comes looking for a venue to film their latest show, she pulls out all the culinary stops in an attempt to keep her mind on the task in hand (and not on the sexy Ash), but it's hard to keep your head when all around you people are losing theirs . . .