Breaking the Rules of Watercolour

Painting secrets and techniques

Author: Shirley Trevena

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 358

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.

Breaking the Rules of Watercolor

Author: Burt Silverman

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 668

Discusses the fundamental materials and equipment of watercolor painting and describes techniques for painting portraits, character studies, and landscapes in watercolors

Shirley Trevena Watercolours

Author: Shirley Trevena

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 888

Shirley Trevena is a successful and popular watercolourist with a huge international fan base. Throughout her career Shirley has pushed the boundaries of watercolour and is regarded as one of Britain’s most innovative artists in that medium. Shirley’s watercolours are vibrant in colour, visually inspiring and strong in composition. In this book, Shirley shares her thoughts, ideas, stories and sketches of more than 100 paintings to give a valuable insight into the evolving work of a much-loved artist. Shirley breaks the conventional rules of watercolour in many different ways: through her exciting compositions, strange perspectives and above all, the strength and vibrancy of her colour combinations. In this exciting and inspiring book, Shirley gives her personal view of painting and shares her creative process with us.

Experimental Flowers in Watercolour

Author: Ann Blockley

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 170

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.

Welsh Painters Talking

Author: Tony Curtis

Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 223

View: 991

This lavishly illustrated work provides both an introduction and a guide to the current art scene in Wales, which is experiencing something of a renaissance. Senior and established painters as well as young and radical ones discuss how they paint and their relationship with the Welsh landscape, culture, and people. They are: Arthur Giardelli, Charles Burton, Felicity Charlton, Sally Moore, Kyffin Williams, Will Rogers, Peter Prendergast, Kevin Sinnott, Shani Rhys James, John Knapp-Fisher, Ernest Zobole, and Iwan Bala. Tony Curtis's most recent collection of poetry is War Voices (Seren / Dufour). Individual biographies and exhibition listings are included.

Watercolour Textures (Collins Artist’s Studio)

Author: Ann Blockley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 730

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.