Ann Blockley's Watercolour Workshop

Projects and Interpretations
Ann Blockley

Description

These easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects demonstrate how the author's most dramatic paintings are created. She describes in detail some of the key techniques used and how you can experiment with alternative methods to create your own interpretations. Finally, her beautiful and inspirational artworks demonstrate how different interpretations of a subject might take an unexpected or unusual direction, and how to make the most of these opportunities.

The book moves, with progressively challenging projects, from loose wildflower meadows, textured woodland and rustic rambling walls to atmospheric or semiabstract landscape corners, all rendered in Ann's adventurous signature style. Loose, expressive mark-making and unusual techniques include combining waterbased paint and ink with granulation medium for dramatic texture, drawing with twigs, using gesso and collage to create unique effects; manipulating paint with materials such as plastic wrap (clingfilm); developing printed marks made using found materials.

Following the huge demand for more practical guidance in experimental painting, the book provides plenty of techniques and instruction. The author's personal commentary also gives a unique insight into the mind of the artist – ways of looking at your subject, how to explore and experiment – to unlock the potential of your watercolour painting.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    128
  • Size
    275 x 215mm
  • Publisher
    Batsford
  • ISBN
    9781849944625
Status
In stock for immediate dispatch
Stock Code
180088
Our Price
$39.99