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Watercolour Workshop

Author : Ann Blockley
ISBN : 1849944628
Genre : Art
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An inspirational and practical art manual, packed with step-by-step projects. Artist Ann Blockley is renowned for her innovative approach to watercolour painting. Her highly anticipated new book provides a series of workshops demonstrating how to push the boundaries of watercolour, using key techniques to develop your own work and take your paintings to the next level. Ann's easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects demonstrate how some of her 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 semi-abstract landscape corners, all rendered in Ann’s adventurous signature style. Loose, expressive mark-making and unusual techniques include combining water-based 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. Ann’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.

Flower Painting Through The Seasons

Author : Ann Blockley
ISBN : 0007156189
Genre : Flowers in art
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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.

Watercolour Textures

Author : Ann Blockley
ISBN : 0007213859
Genre : Art
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Ann Blockley is a successful artist, known for the innovative way in which she uses texture as a key element in her work, and this guide for intermediate painters looks specifically at how she achieves her stunning effects. Creating texture in watercolor can be quite a challenge, but this book brings a fresh approach to the subject. Ann explains how to manipulate the paint by lifting out color, scraping and scratching the paint, and using additional materials such as wax, salt, and metallic pigments. She also explains how the surface itself can play an important role in the effects that can be achieved, and experiments with acrylics, inks, gouache, and collage, as well as with watercolor. Ann also looks at the creative process and provides insights into how to develop ideas and portray texture in specific subjects, such as flowers and foliage, animals, still life, buildings, and landscapes. In order to provide a broader view and different styles of painting, the work of several guest artists is also featured.

Watercolour Flower Painting Workshop

Author : Hazel Soan
ISBN : 0007121687
Genre : Botanical illustration
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The aim of this book is to inspire amateur artists to create beautiful flower paintings in watercolour by developing their own style right from the start. With this in mind, the book contains plenty of instruction on essential watercolour techniques and methods, and includes the following key features: projects - practical projects, with a system of self-assessment to monitor progress; demonstrations - developing a painting step-by-step; exercises - additional exercises to put theory into practice; ideas - flowers with still life, in garden settings, close-up compositions, flowers in the landscape, flower portraits and studies; and inspiration - a wide selection of flower paintings to show different styles and techniques. The book features paintings by the author and a number of other well-known contemporary artists, including John Lidzey, Shirley Trevena and Ann Blockley. It adopts a workshop approach, with practical projects, exercises and step-by-step demos.

Experimental Landscapes In Watercolour

Author : Ann Blockley
ISBN : 9781849941860
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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.

Country Flowers In Watercolour Collins Learn To Paint

Author : Ann Blockley
ISBN : 9780008123550
Genre : Art
File Size : 55. 25 MB
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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.

John Blockley A Retrospective

Author : Ann Blockley
ISBN : 1849944881
Genre : Art
File Size : 60. 52 MB
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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 Interpretations

Author : John Blockley
ISBN : 089134196X
Genre : Art
File Size : 66. 64 MB
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Shows how to produce different watercolor effects, provides examples of seascapes, landscapes, industrial landscapes, trees, flowers, buildings, boats, and harbors, and discusses the artist's approach to each work

Vibrant Watercolours

Author : Shirley Trevena
ISBN : 9780007225231
Genre : Art
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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.

Experimental Flowers In Watercolour

Author : Ann Blockley
ISBN : 9781849941440
Genre : Art
File Size : 57. 10 MB
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Well-known watercolour painter Ann Blockley presents flowers through a variety of interpretations, from traditional to unconventional in both technique and concept. In this exciting new book she really pushes the boundaries of watercolour, showing how to paint a stunning range of flowers throughout the seasons. Everyone loves to paint flowers in spring and summer but Ann inspires you to paint dramatic seedheads, foliage, fruit and berries in winter, as well as the more traditional flowers and blossoms. She also demonstrates how to create exciting textures by using collage materials like glitter, sequins, salt and gold paint. Divided by seasons into four sections, Experimental Flowers in Watercolour is a practical and inspirational book aimed at the more experienced flower painter who wishes to take their painting to the next level.

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