About About Watercolour
Watercolour painting is one of the most popular – and most challenging – of art forms. About Watercolour by leading artist Mike Jeffries aims to bring this technique to life with passion and excitement, and an original approach that offers something ‘different’ to the existing watercolour instruction books that exist.
Bringing to bear the author’s extensive experience and skill – particularly working with artists such as John Yardley, Alvaro Castagnet, David Howell, and Herman Pekel amongst others – the book is not intended as another tome on technique, but an accessible encouragement to engage with the author’s work and personal views on watercolour painting. The basic premise is that it is very difficult to “teach” someone to paint and many existing titles, with their emphasis on demonstrations and techniques, can be very intimidating for the amateur painter coming to watercolours for the first time.
About Watercolour offers a visual pathway through the author’s own journey into watercolour painting, showcasing a broad range of the author’s work and avoiding banal technique to focus instead on ‘learning by doing’ and giving valuable real advice to the budding amateur.
This is not just an essential entry point to watercolours for the amateur artist, but showcases Mike’s unique talent as a leading watercolourist and instructor.