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Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration by Hazel Soan

Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration


Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration by Hazel Soan

An attractive, highly illustrated little sourcebook of ideas and practical exercises, Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration is for artists looking for new creativity.Through a combination of practical instruction, illustrated projects and step-by-step demonstrations in watercolour, oil and acrylic, popular artist Hazel Soan explains how to develop your observational skills and unleash your creativity.The book shows you how to find inspiration all around you - 'seeing' like an artist, recognizing potential subjects and considering new approaches. Hazel Soan encourages you to experiment with papers and other surfaces, refresh your palette and understand what different materials can achieve.From concept to composition let this little book be your guide to what to include in your work, how to be creative with colour and utilize tone and texture. Learn to see the world around you and the art materials you use in a new light, with ideas to inspire you around the house, out and about and on your wider travels. This attractive book also contains inspiring gallery pages which reveal how other artists have found new approaches to their chosen subjects.

About the Author

Hazel Soan is a successful artist with an international reputation. She divides her studio time between London and Cape Town, exhibits her work widely, and her paintings can be found in collections worldwide. She is the author of 7 books on painting and runs very popular painting holidays. She was an Art Expert on Channel 4's Watercolour Challenge and has made a number of other radio and TV appearances both in the UK and abroad.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th August 2008


Hazel Soan

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Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


128 pages


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