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Watercolour Textures (Collins Artist’s Studio)

Watercolour Textures (Collins Artist’s Studio)

  • Author: Ann Blockley
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008328242
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 128
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Ann Blockley is a very successful artist, known for the innovative way in which she uses texture as a key element in her work. This book, in Collins Artist’s Studio series, looks at how she achieves her stunning effects and provides essential guidelines for the intermediate painter wishing to develop this aspect of their own painting.

Vibrant Watercolours

Vibrant Watercolours

  • Author: Shirley Trevena,Albert Jackson
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007225237
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 128
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Color is one of the most important aspects of painting, and most artists find it both a fascinating and challenging subject. Shirley Trevena, author of Taking Risks with Watercolour, is well-known for her vibrant watercolor style. Here she demonstrates color theory through a series of simple exercises that illustrate how the principles work in practice, with fascinating sections on using just single colors and neutrals, and how to mix colors in unusual ways to create interesting and sometimes unconventional effects. The role of color to evoke mood and atmosphere is also covered, and throughout the book Shirley's stunning watercolors provide valuable inspiration for artists looking to develop their own style. The key features of the book include Explore Further exercises, studio tips, practical projects, Food for Thought discussion points, and step-by-step demonstrations. In addition, to provide a broader view and show different ways of using color, the work of several guest artists is featured.

Farm Animals in Watercolour

Farm Animals in Watercolour

  • Author: Ann Blockley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780004129372
  • Category: Animal painting and illustration
  • Page: 64
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Loosen Up Your Watercolours (Collins Artist’s Studio)

Loosen Up Your Watercolours (Collins Artist’s Studio)

  • Author: Judi Whitton
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 000810851X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 128
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This illustrated ebook, in the Collins Artist’s Studio series, is aimed at the intermediate painter and explains how to loosen up your watercolours and develop a more spontaneous style of painting.

Country Landscapes in Watercolor

Country Landscapes in Watercolor

  • Author: John Blockley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 144
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Outlines the basic techniques for the watercolor painting of landscapes and discusses how to paint woodland, mountain, coastal, and moorland farms with watercolors

Flower Painting Through the Seasons

Flower Painting Through the Seasons

Practical Projects in Watercolour

  • Author: Ann Blockley
  • Publisher: Collins
  • ISBN: 9780007156184
  • Category: Flowers in art
  • Page: 128
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This title provides a year-long course in watercolour flower painting. It contains both step-by-step demonstrations and more challenging projects. The book is divided into monthly chapters, revealing that the quieter seasons of autumn and winter offer just as many flower painting possibilities as the busy spring and summer months. Each chapter offers one full step-by-step demonstration plus several projects - some simple, some more ambitious - relevant to the time of year.

Experimental Landscapes in Watercolour

Experimental Landscapes in Watercolour

  • Author: Ann Blockley
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1849941866
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 300
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Artist Ann Blockley is renowned for her innovative approach to traditional subjects. Following the huge success of her previous book, Experimental Flowers in Watercolour, she now explores ways to interpret landscape. Packed with stunning examples of her colourful, expressive work, this book encourages you to experiment with the same techniques in your own watercolour painting to develop a personal style. Techniques covered include combining water-based paint and ink with other media such as gesso and collage to create dramatic effects; manipulating paint with materials such as plastic wrap (clingfilm); tearing, layering and reassembling paintings into watercolour collages; and developing textures and marks made using fabrics and other found objects. Throughout the book Ann offers her personal commentary on how her paintings were created, giving us a unique insight into the mind of the artist. Both practical and inspirational, this glorious book is the ideal companion for watercolour painters who want to take their work a step further.

Taking Risks with Watercolour

Taking Risks with Watercolour

  • Author: Shirley Trevena
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 000713326X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 128
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A practical, stimulating, and superbly illustrated book for the intermediate watercolorist who is looking for greater challenges in their work. Shirley Trevena's watercolors are visually inspiring, vibrant with color, and strong in composition. This book shows what stunning results she achieves and how she does it by taking risks. Taking you through her paintings from the first concept to the finished piece, Shirley explains and illustrates her techniques for producing exciting, luminous, and colorful paintings. Although watercolor is a difficult medium to handle, Shirley maintains that you get the best results if you have no sense of fear and just let yourself enjoy watercolor's fascinating versatility. Contents include how to compose a picture, painting large scale and small scale works, and taking risks with color. Readers will learn to experiment with color, composition, and tone to produce exciting still life, landscape, and flower paintings.

Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration

Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration

  • Author: HAZEL. SOAN
  • Publisher: Collins
  • ISBN: 9780008320751
  • Category:
  • Page: 128
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An attractive, highly illustrated little sourcebook of ideas and practical exercises, Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration is for artists looking for new creativity. Through a combination of practical instruction, illustrated projects and step-by-step demonstrations in watercolour, oil and acrylic, popular artist Hazel Soan explains how to develop your observational skills and unleash your creativity.The book shows you how to find inspiration all around you - 'seeing' like an artist, recognizing potential subjects and considering new approaches. Hazel Soan encourages you to experiment with papers and other surfaces, refresh your palette and understand what different materials can achieve.From concept to composition let this little book be your guide to what to include in your work, how to be creative with colour and utilize tone and texture. Learn to see the world around you and the art materials you use in a new light, with ideas to inspire you around the house, out and about and on your wider travels. This attractive book also contains inspiring gallery pages which reveal how other artists have found new approaches to their chosen subjects.

Countryside in Watercolour

Countryside in Watercolour

  • Author: Ann Blockley
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 9780004122878
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 64
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The books in this series are aimed at the amateur leisure painter. They are written by professional working artists who guide the reader through each subject in easy stages. Included are step-by-step demonstrations and the aim is to provide a valuable library of practical advice and inspiration.

Creative watercolour techniques

Creative watercolour techniques

  • Author: John Blockley
  • Publisher: Taplinger Pub Co
  • ISBN: 9780800820053
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 32
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Step-by-step demonstrations illustrate the use of masking fluid, pens, washes, painting knife, wax resist, and other devises to produce special watercolor effects

John Blockley – A Retrospective

John Blockley – A Retrospective

  • Author: Ann Blockley
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • ISBN: 9781849944885
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 144
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John Blockley was one of Britain’s most outstanding watercolour and pastel painters of the late 20th century, and has exhibited at the Royal Academy. Self-taught, he produced work that has always been experimental and progressive. His highly textured style was well ahead of his time and still hugely influential now. The quality of his work is even more staggering given that he never trained at any art college, and spent most of his working life as an engineer. He only started painting full time at the age of 52. His obsession for drawing and painting, even while a successful engineer, was driven by his search for the essence of his subjects. The power of his paintings reveal that passion. This beautiful retrospective of his work, including drawings, watercolours, pastels and also acrylics, brings together the best of his work. The illuminating commentary on his work is from his daughter, Ann Blockley, who is also an acclaimed painter in her own right. She understands completely where John Blockley was coming from in his artistic vision and also explains the techniques he used. Breaking with so many traditions in watercolour painting in the 1960s, John was and is an influential figure in the art world. John said, ‘In order to paint the terrain as I see it – blotched, mottled, grainy – I must experiment’. These experimentations are still of huge value to painters today. This book is perfect for any painter who enjoys John’s work but also for all the many, many fans of his work.

Watercolor by Design

Watercolor by Design

Classic Designs to Inspire New Creative Directions

  • Author: Marianne K. Brown
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780823059959
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 144
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A noted watercolorist demonstrates each step in designing, sketching, and painting a watercolor, and offers tips on special techniques

10-Minute Watercolours (Collins Gem)

10-Minute Watercolours (Collins Gem)

  • Author: Hazel Soan
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007554958
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 192
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This handy, practical and inspirational little book is perfect for the pocket or art bag. It shows watercolour painters of all levels how to loosen up their paintings and maintain spontaneity by painting simple watercolour studies in no more than 10 minutes.

Country Flowers in Watercolour (Collins Learn to Paint)

Country Flowers in Watercolour (Collins Learn to Paint)

  • Author: Ann Blockley
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008123551
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 64
  • View: 1627
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Ann Blockley is well-known for her attractive paintings of flowers and here she explains all the basic techniques for painting country flowers in watercolour. This practical yet inspirational ebook is part of the renowned Collins Learn to Paint series.

The New Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques

The New Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques

  • Author: Diana Craig,Hazel Harrison
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781741730852
  • Category: Watercolor painting
  • Page: 144
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A comprehensive visual guide to traditional and contemporary watercolour painting techniques. A complete guide to watercolour techniques - from preparation to textures, washes, lifting out, glazing and more. A comprehensive collection of techniques plus clear instructions and step-by-step photographs and artwork diagrams.

Watercolours Unleashed

Watercolours Unleashed

  • Author: Jane Betteridge
  • Publisher: Search PressLtd
  • ISBN: 9781782210351
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 144
  • View: 616
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Creativity and imaginative use of the popular watercolour medium suffuses every part of Jane Betteridge's work. In this, her first book, she shares her painting techniques and methods with you. Learn to use watercolour paints in unusual and surprising ways to create works bursting with vibrancy and beauty.

Breaking the Rules of Watercolour

Breaking the Rules of Watercolour

Painting secrets and techniques

  • Author: Shirley Trevena
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • ISBN: 9781906388836
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 128
  • View: 7597
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Shirley Trevena is a well-known and successful watercolourist, with a huge international fan base. Throughout her career she has pushed the boundaries of watercolour and is regarded as one of Britain's most innovative artists in that medium. Shirley's watercolours are visually inspiring, vibrant in colour and strong in composition This, her third book, shows how she achieves her stunning results by pushing the medium to its limits. Shirley takes the reader through 10 paintings in great detail and shares all her professional tips and painting secrets. In addition, each painting has large close-up details so the reader can really see all the brushstrokes. Shirley breaks the conventional rules of watercolour in many different ways: through her compositions, strange perspectives, fascinating textures and, above all, the strength and vibrancy of her colour combinations. In Breaking the Rules of Watercolour, Shirley explains all her painting decisions and demonstrates her techniques at every stage. In this way, she encourages all watercolourists, whatever their level, to experiment with the medium and produce exciting and challenging work of their own.

The Essence of Watercolour

The Essence of Watercolour

The secrets and techniques of watercolour painting revealed

  • Author: Hazel Soan
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1849944776
  • Category: Art
  • Page: N.A
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A paperback reissue Hazel Soan's classic practical art book. Hazel Soan is a well-known and popular artist and an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher. In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how wonderfully versatile and beguiling the medium of watercolour is and how to get the most out of it. Hazel stresses how important it is to understand the characteristics of the medium in order to exploit it to the full. She encourages the reader to explore the properties of watercolour and to be unafraid of strength of colour and brushstroke. Hazel shows through demonstration and projects that tone is king in watercolour and illustrates how to paint light with the use of shade. Armed with this understanding she demonstrates that watercolour is not such an unforgiving medium after all: accidents and mistakes can be disguised, overridden and corrected. The Essence of Watercolour is a culmination of many years of Hazel's teaching and demonstrating, in which she offers inspirational insights into the secrets of watercolour painting and encourages artists to take their art to the next level.