Books and publications
I love to write, so in addition to painting and teaching, I have also written five books and write articles on all aspects of watercolour technique for magazines in the UK. My fifth book, Painting Portraits in Watercolour is published by The Crowood Press in September 2023.
Painting Watercolours on Canvas
Liz’s first book is an introduction to the technique of painting watercolour on canvas. Now watercolourists don’t have to hide their paintings under a mount and glass. Published by The Crowood Press the book is available direct from the publisher, bookshops and Amazon.
Painting Animals in Watercolour
Liz’s second book was published in November 2020. In it she takes you from the foundation techniques, through to more experimental approaches. It is illustrated throughout with her joyful celebrations of the animal kingdom. The Painting Animals in Watercolour course on this site, brings these techniques to life for you. It is available from the publisher, bookshops and online.
Line and Wash Painting
Line and wash is an exciting combination. This practical book shows you how to exploit the strength of ink with the transparency of watercolour to produce powerful and dynamic paintings. With over 170 illustrations, it covers a wide range of styles and subjects. Published by The Crowood Press the book is available direct from the publisher, bookshops and Amazon.
Painting Birds in Watercolour
Published in July 2022, this is my fourth book and it celebrates the love of things with wings. It is deeply practical helping the artist understand how to capture the character of the bird rather than getting caught up in detail. It costs £12.99 and is available from The Crowood Press or from your usual bookshop or online retailer. Very kindly Crowood is offering a 20% discount if you use BIRDS20 at checkout.
Painting Portraits in Watercolour
Published in September 2023, this joyful book gives you the confidence and skills to paint lively, contemporary faces and characters. Unusually, it teaches how to paint before exploring the drawing skillset necessary to capture a likeness, and thereby encourages the artist to try this genre. By explaining the techniques in clear steps with plenty of examples, it makes painting exciting and energetic portraits achievable by all.
Published by The Crowood Press the book is available direct from the publisher, bookshops and Amazon.