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Old Saturday 12th August 2006, 15:49   #1
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Any good book recommendations

Hello aside from the wonderful bird painting instruction books, I was wondering if you nice folks could recommend any good watercolor painting instruction books that may have really helped you develop your talent?

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I have a copy of "The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook" (There are at least of these -- I have the 'Landscapes' one) by Gordon MacKenzie. It has some really neat tricks for different watercolour effects.
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I love the style of David Bellamy who has written a number of books ( but don't confuse with the naturalist of the same name). They can sometimes be found on Ebay and Amazon.
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Watercolour techniques

Hi Nightheron - I can recommend you look at the work of John Sell Cotman and,of course, Eric A. Ennion - The Living Birds of Eric Ennion should inspire you!
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Hi Nightheron - I can recommend you look at the work of John Sell Cotman and,of course, Eric A. Ennion - The Living Birds of Eric Ennion should inspire you!
I have just found the latter on Amazon, secondhand for £7.45 plus p&p - looks like a bargain to me, so I've sent off for it.
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I have just found the latter on Amazon, secondhand for £7.45 plus p&p - looks like a bargain to me, so I've sent off for it.
there is incredibly, a book called "Painting Birds in Watercolor" but i cant remember the author..........
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