Poetic Woods

Experimental Watercolour and Collage

Ann Blockley


Ann Blockley is renowned for her striking and intriguing paintings of natural landscapes, and in this beautiful guide she explores woodlands. Packed with stunning examples of her colourful, expressive work, she explains not only her own unique creative process and deeply personal approach but also those of fellow artists, encouraging you to experiment to develop a personal style of your own along the way.

Drawing inspiration from poetry, birdsong and folklore and incorporating words, text and photo transfer, the book draws you further into the forest with practical advice on working outside, experimenting with mixing colours (especially greens), playing with water effects, using salt and granulation, mark-making and spattering with found objects such as leaves and twigs, creating texture with gesso and collage, and working with oak gall ink and charcoal.

Pushing the boundaries of watercolour and other mixed-media, this delightful wander through the woods is the ideal companion for both beginners and the more experienced landscape painter who wishes to take their painting to the next level.


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