WHILE WATERCOLOUR PAINTS HAVE MANY FINE QUALITIES, THEIR GREATEST POTENTIAL LIES IN THE HANDS OF THEIR EXPONENTS. So, OVER TO YOU NOW!
This painting makes a fitting conclusion to this book, in which I hope you have discovered the wonder of the built environment. Here, a windmill - a traditional rural structure — is surrounded by the trappings of a twentieth-century town -street signs prohibiting traffic, cars and shop awnings: the old and the new found existing r* v*
The paintings in the book will give you some ideas about subjects that I urge you to seek out and enjoy. The techniques, as in any-art or craft, w ill require practice. (Instant success, if it ever happens, is rarely satisfying.) Hut they are accessible and. with a little time and courage, can be mastered. From that point on. you will be able to take the techniques that you personally find enjoyable and will, eventually, be able to adapt them to suit your requirements, ultimately making them your own.
So. where exactly do you go from here? Again, the answer is in your hands, and will depend totally upon your aims and wishes. If this book has encouraged you to venture out onto the streets with .1 sketchbook and a tin of watercolours. then I .1111 delighted. If it has simply introduced you to an alternative way of painting, or helped you to understand how to be selective in conveying the textures and patterns of buildings by employing the technique of suggestion, then 1 am equally pleased. To whatever use you have put this book, my greatest wish is that it w ill enhance your success and the subsequent pleasure that you gain from your painting.
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