Alwyn Crawshaw encapsulates
50 years' worth of painting and teaching in a single volume.
Covering watercolour, oil and acrylic, it is a comprehensive and practical
step-by-step course on all aspects of painting for beginners and more experienced
This beautifully illustrated book brings together Alwyn's wealth of experience
in teaching people to paint.
He begins by answering a number of basic questions he's often asked:
Can anyone paint?, are there any rules?, how do you learn?, does speed matter?,
how do you gain confidence? and when is a painting finished?
He then shows how to choose the best medium for different subjects, explaining
which brushes and colours to use.
Many other topics are also covered, including simple perspective, colour mixing,
composition and tonal values.
Alwyn then takes you by the hand on an exciting painting journey with easy
There is helpful advice on how to work from photographs, and sections on painting
outdoors and working from sketches.
Some half-hour exercises are also included as well as over 20 step-by-step
demonstrations in watercolour, oil and acrylic,
featuring still life, landscapes, seascapes and figures.
Finally, a gallery of 30 paintings by Alwyn provides even more inspiration.