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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 27 September 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216759
  • Stock: 26 in stock
  • Size: 216x292 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: $38.99
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Painting Mood & Atmosphere in Watercolour


by Barry Herniman

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Book Description

'I really cannot commend this book enough; my paintings have now been infused with that something extra. There are so many techniques and useful information in this book I feel as if I have had personal tuition from the artist. Highly recommended!' Review of the previous edition by

Learn how to invest your watercolour landscapes with character and ambience that will lift them out of the everyday into something extraordinary.

Barry Herniman shows the reader how to capture the essence of a scene, and to inject that extra something: mood and atmosphere. This 'extra something' is what many watercolour artists seek, and it is clearly explained and beautifully demonstrated in this practical and enthralling guide to painting a variety of landscapes.

This beautiful book brings Barry Herniman's stunning artwork to the fore with a sumptuous redesign, complete with new inspirational artworks and expanded sections on colour mixing and techniques.

Table of Contents

Colour mixing
Seasonal atmosphere
Capturing the mood
Using a sketchbook
Step-by-step demonstrations
Breaking Waves
Stormy Skies
Weathered Timbers
Frosty Morning
Harbour Lights’

About the Author

About Barry Herniman

Barry Herniman is a full time artist who has been painting landscapes and seascapes for many years. His medium of choice is watercolours and he is particularly fond of painting landscapes but also feels right at home painting anything from portraits to steam locomotives. 

He now travels extensively, both home and abroad, tutoring workshops and demonstrating to art clubs and societies and has had exhibitions in England, Canada and the USA. Barry won the Artist of the Year Award for the SAA in 2001 and the Harper Collins Award Patchings 2000. He is a regular contributor to the Artist magazine.


Painting Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolour by Barry Herniman
'Herr Flick' is back again, doing what he does best making watercolours sing with colour and light, no traditional pale paintings to be found here. Barry makes his watercolour paintings look more like acrylics with his strong tones and use of vivid colours.
Barry describes his favourite techniques, in particular, paint flicking. He also runs through the materials he uses and recommends, and gives an insight into how he works as an artist - via his use of a sketchbook through to the final painting. 

Leisure Painter

Popular artist and tutor, Barry Herniman shows you how to use watercolour to create mood and atmosphere in your paintings. Information on materials, colour mixing and techniques is followed by step-by-step demonstrations that clearly explain how to use your medium to best advantage. The demonstrations include breaking waves, stormy skies, weathered timbers, frosty morning and harbour lights.

The Artist

Character, ambience and style add up to striking and memorable paintings. Expert artist Barry Herniman shares his secrets so you can invest your watercolours with all three. 

This new expanded edition of the book brings Barry's stunning artwork to the fore with a sumptuous redesign, complete with new inspirational artworks and expanded information on colour mixing and watercolour techniques.

  • 5 step-by-step projects
  • Dozens of inspirational finished paintings
  • All techniques clearly explained and demonstrated.

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