Roses & Castles by Jane Marshall

In part one Jane looks at the history of ‘Roses & Castles’, the various local styles and some of the most important 20th century boat painters as well as current artists who continue the craft.

In part two she describes in fully illustrated, simple steps how to paint roses and castle scenes as well as introducing simple lettering and graining (scumbling) techniques.

Now all you need is a copy of the book, brushes and paint and a water can or boat to decorate.

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“This book is bound to inspire ‘have a go’ artists to pick up a paintbrush”

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The Book