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Terry Harrison's watercolour secrets: a lifetime of painting techniques

Terry Harrison's watercolour secrets: a lifetime of painting techniques

Harrison, Terry, 1951- author

Terry Harrison has been an artist since he was 16 years old, and during his life has built a formidable reputation as an artist, tutor and author. This comprehensive and accessible book brings together all he has learnt during his lifetime and provides over 170 tips, techniques and trade secrets to help the reader improve their watercolour painting

Book. English.
Published Tunbridge Wells: Search Press, 2016
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ISBN: 1782213295, 9781782213291
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 128 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm
Subject: Art and Design.; Watercolor painting Technique.


  1. About the author
  2. Introduction
  3. What to buy
  4. Paper
  5. Brushes
  6. Paints
  7. Other useful items
  8. Using photographs 
  9. Colour 
  10. Mixing watercolours  
  11. Techniques  
  12. Washes  
  13. Wet into wet  
  14. Wet on dry  
  15. Dry brushing  
  16. Glazing  
  17. Masking 
  18. Lifting out  
  19. Special effects  
  20. Troubleshooting  
  21. Skies  
  22. Distance  
  23. Fields  
  24. Trees  
  25. Grasses  
  26. Flowers  
  27. Mountains  
  28. Water  
  29. Beaches  
  30. Rocks  
  31. Cliffs  
  32. Boats  
  33. Roofs  
  34. Walls  
  35. Windows & doors 
  36. Windows 
  37. Doors 
  38. Stiles, gates & fences 
  39. Winter scenes 
  40. Figures & animals 
  41. Index  

Author note

Terry Harrisongrew up in Norfolk. His early art education was basic and he never dreamed that he would become an artist. At fifteen, Terry moved to Hampshire and was inspired by a brilliant art teacher. He took O and A levels in art, then won a place at Farnham Art School at the age of sixteen. He became a graphic artist, but continued to paint in his spare time. In 1984 Terry gave up his job to paint full time. He demonstrates to artists' groups and teaches on painting holidays. He has also developed a range of his own brushes and paints. He is the author of many best selling books on painting with acrylics and watercolors. Terry now lives in the Cotswolds. You can find more information about the author at