I was keen to get more information about painting watercolour on canvas, having acquired two different brands of semi-absorbent ground but being unsure of the best way to proceed. I was concerned how relevant this book was going to be to me since the work of the author differs dramatically from mine in subject, style and scale. (The author's work is of wildlife, painted impressionistically and large whilst mine is landscape, realist and smaller.) I need not have worried. This small book thoroughly covers every topic I was interested in -from what materials and equipment to use, an exhaustive comparison of available grounds and a lot of innovative and practical ideas on techniques. This was invaluable since it not only covered the advantages of this medium but also its limitations - with some excellent ideas on how to avoid the latter.
It is aimed at experienced watercolourists who want to try this new surface, rather than at beginners, but is written in a helpful, down to earth manner that addresses making a watercolour painting on canvas from start to finish. It answered every question I had about working on this surface - including covering problems that had not occurred to me - and I am sure has saved me time, mistakes and frustration in trying this surface out. I feel that it was worth every penny and recommend it to anyone else who is curious about trying this surface.
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