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17.10.05

Watercolor secrets

The latest book by the noted watercolor artist Charles Reid, Watercolor secrets, arrived on the mail today. A beautiful volume that gathers a good number of delightful sketches from Reid’s own sketchbooks. Most pictures are either from travels around Europe, Central America and the Caribbean, or from the watercolor courses and workshops he’s been teaching through the years.

The loose style characteristic of Reid is of course well represented in these free, spontaneous settings. A really enjoyable book full of good advice about the technique.

One curiosity in this book is one of the pupils of Charles Reid: the famous actor Gene Wilder. You will find a portrait in the book (while in turn, he was painting a model, too) and there is a foreword by Wilder himself.

Want to know more? Get this book or another of Reid’s. And there is a previous post in this blog about Charles Reid.

1 comment:

Christine Lim Simpson said...

I love watercolour and this style is awesome! Thx for sharing.

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