Using the colours
Using the brushes
Mountain at sunset
Across the meadow
On the water
Transferring a drawing
Matthew Palmer is a renowned demonstrator of watercolour painting, and his classes are particularly popular with beginners. He has been painting professionally for over twenty years and specializes in landscapes, still life and animals. He has his own studio at his home in Derbyshire, UK and teaches hundreds of people each week, as well as running watercolour workshops and holidays. He has many personal exhibitions, participates in several art shows and appears regularly on television as well as on his own internet-based art show at www.watercolour.tv
As a fan of Matthew Palmer, I already have his first book, "Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner", so I was absolutely delighted to receive this new book. I spend a good deal of time in the Lake District, so this book was just perfect for me as it combined my joy of painting with the type of scenery I love. Although this book is aimed at the beginner, I also think it works well for the more experienced artist. Matthew has such a laid back, easy going style, he can make anyone believe in themselves, and find that inner artist. Using just three colours and three brushes, we are guided through a variety of projects (9 in all) from snow capped mountains to sunsets and lush green meadows. Every project is clearly explained and well illustrated. It is not just mountains, as Matthew gives tips along the way for painting trees, skies, reflections, rocks, buildings and even figures. The pages are dotted with tips, and jargon busters perfect for beginners. To summarise, this book is well thought out and simple to follow. It proves one can achieve great results without spending a fortune on lots of equipment. I think it would appeal to beginners and more experienced artists, and would highly recommend it.-- Linda Marie Williams * Customer review *
The latest instalment in this user-friendly series is a worthy addition to the canon. Matthew Palmer is an intelligent and sympathetic tutor who carries his abilities lightly. There's nothing too ambitious and he is happy to take a back seat and let the student work at their own pace. There's no grandstanding or showmanship, just solid, honest instructions and demonstrations that produce solid, worthwhile results.
It's a Yes from me.-- Henry Malt * Artbookreview.net *
Matthew's work is so distinctive. I can recognise his work a mile off. He has such a talent with colour. I am always amazed by the results I can achieve with Matthew's tutorials. His books and videos are so detailed, yet easy to follow.
If you are looking to learn watercolour techniques I highly recommend you start with Matthew Palmer.
-- Nichola Welham * Customer review *
I have several of his books, brushes and paints, they are all fabulous. A beautiful book.