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Take Three Colours: Watercolour Mountains by Matthew Palmer

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 20 March 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216841
  • Stock: 50+
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  • Size: 216x292 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP Price: £8.99
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'There’s no grandstanding or showmanship, just solid, honest instructions and demonstrations that produce solid, worthwhile results.'

Paint convincing watercolour mountain scenes using just 3 colours, 3 brushes, a palette and a pad of paper.

From only 3 affordable watercolour paints in red, blue and yellow you can mix a huge range of colours and paint beautiful landscapes you’ll be proud to hang on your wall. Starting from the simplest of mountain scenes, Matthew builds your skills as you progress through the 9 easy projects in the book, and by the end you’ll be amazed at what you have achieved.

Clear instructions and step-by-step photographs show you how to add detail, shadow and distance to a scene, and there are numerous handy tips and helpful jargon busters’ to help you learn the basic watercolour techniques. Before you know it, you’ll have acquired all the skills you need to paint your own wonderful mountain scenes in watercolour.

Matthew uses French ultramarine, cadmium yellow and alizarin crimson and sizes 12, 6 and 2 round brushes.

Table of Contents


Using the colours

Using the brushes


Simple mountain

Snow-capped mountain

Mountain at sunset

Scottish loch

Alpine scene

Across the meadow

Lake District

On the water

Frosty night

Transferring a drawing

About Matthew Palmer

Matthew Palmer is a renowned demonstrator of watercolour painting, and his classes are particularly popular with beginners. He has been painting seriously for over twenty years and specializes in landscapes, still life and animals. He has his own studio at his home in Derbyshire, UK and teaches hundreds of people each week, as well as running watercolour workshops and holidays. He has many personal exhibitions, participates in several art shows and appears regularly on television as well as on his own internet-based art show at


The latest instalment in this user-friendly series is a worthy addition to the canon. Matthew Palmer is an intelligent and sympathetic tutor who carries his abilities lightly. Theres nothing too ambitious and he is happy to take a back seat and let the student work at their own pace. Theres no grandstanding or showmanship, just solid, honest instructions and demonstrations that produce solid, worthwhile results.

Its a Yes from me.

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