Skies, Light and Atmosphere in Watercolour


In this second book in a series covering elements of the landscape, renowned watercolourist, David Bellamy shows how to paint skies, light and atmosphere and how choices involving these three key elements can affect a painting.

Starting with skies, David Bellamy covers basic techniques, composition, clouds, special effects like silver linings, sunsets and shafts of light, and much more, then there is a step by step dramatic sky demonstration. Next comes light, with plenty of advice including warm and cool light, using glazes, cast shadows, light from different directions, painting the sun and reflected light, followed by a step by step demonstration featuring strong light and shadow.

The atmosphere section covers haze and mist, fog, mountains in cloud, smoke and steam, rain, storms and tranquil moods, and is followed by an atmospheric step by step painting of a waterfall. David Bellamy’s extensive travels and much admired painting style ensure that there are plenty of beautiful, inspiring paintings of skies, light and atmosphere throughout the book.


  • 3 stunning demonstrations
  • Over 100 illustrations
  • Packed with practical advice


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About The Author

David Bellamy was brought up and lives in Wales, so it is no wonder that he has always been fascinated by wild places.

Highly regarded as a teacher of art, David has a tremendous following among leisure painters, many of whom have attended his extremely popular courses and workshops both in the UK and overseas.

He gives demonstrations and talks, has produced many successful videos on watercolour painting and is a regular contributor to Leisure Painter magazine.

Product details 

  • Publication: 15 May 2012
  • Edition: Paperback
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844486779
  • Illustrations: 100
  • Pages: 80
  • Publisher: Search Press

Additional information

Weight .62 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 28.0 cm


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