We are thrilled to have set up our very own online bookstore through 'Bookshop.org', a fantastic socially conscious organisation set up to support independent bookstores in the digital era. Every book purchase through our bookstore helps to support our exhibition and learning programmes, so please do have a browse!
Below is a selection of brilliant books by RWS members celebrating all things watercolour. From inspiration and practical advice to quirky books for dog lovers, we have lots of delightful volumes in our bookstore by artists including Jill Leman PRWS, Barbara Rae CBE RA Hon. RWS, Charles Williams RWS and Quentin Blake Hon. RWS.
Watercolour Secrets - Jill Leman PRWS
This beautiful book showcases the work of the members of the Royal Watercolour Society, including Ken Howard, Sonia Lawson and many other fine and well-known contemporary watercolour painters. Each artist discusses their inspiration and gives their best practical advice for working in this medium, offering a fascinating insight into the methods and techniques of the professional artists.
Adventurous Watercolours - Jenny Wheatley RWS
Jenny Wheatley is renowned for her exciting, colourful and highly original paintings. In Adventurous Watercolours, her first book, Jenny discusses in detail the various aspects that contribute to her distinctive style of painting in watercolour.
The stunning illustrations feature paintings in watercolour and mixed media, covering a wide range of subjects, including buildings, still life and landscapes. In addition, there are several step-by-step demonstrations explaining the key stages of Jenny's working process.
Adventurous Watercolours will encourage readers to use their watercolours more creatively and to experiment with different techniques to achieve exciting and dramatic effects.
Barbara Rae: Artic Sketchbooks - Barbara Rae CBE RA Hon. RWS
These sketchbooks - the work of the acclaimed Scottish artist Barbara Rae during her three journeys towards the Northwest Passage in the depths of the Arctic Circle in 2015, 2016 and 2017 - record in colourful and assured brush strokes the icebergs, frozen bays and snowdrifts of this often hostile landscape. Polar bears roam and the Northern Lights dance across its pages, accompanied by Rae's handwritten notes in which she records her experiences and her immediate reactions to this harsh, unforgiving environment.
Ken Howard's Switzerland - Ken Howard OBE RA Hon. RWS, Jurg Gabathuler & Ian Warrell
We Think the World of You: People and Dogs Drawn Together - David Remfry Hon. RWS
Basic Watercolour - Charles Williams RWS