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.
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.
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.
Watercolours are the first choice for many painters, but few master the full potential of the medium. This book encourages you to be bold and colourful. Written by an internationally respected artist and teacher, it offers practical ways of working with watercolours, and shares ideas and thoughts that can make your painting methods more exciting and adventurous. With over 180 illustrations, it is a beautiful book that will be invaluable for both new and experienced painters alike. Contents include: A guide to materials and equipment - all you really need; The importance of drawing and sketching - developing your own individual approach to the subject; Instruction on composition, shape and perspective - what makes a painting work; Advice on colour and tones - explains the complementary colour principle in practical terms, so that a picture works in harmony; A range of marine, townscape and figure paintings to demonstrate the techniques, supported with detailed captions. This beautiful and inspirational guide will be of great interest to all artists, in particular watercolourists, and also holiday painters and cruise ship passengers. Beautifully illustrated with 180 colour illustrations.
Written to familiarise trainees and newly qualified teachers with ICT and its uses in the primary classroom, this text discusses how ICT can support teaching and learning in the core subjects and further teachers' own professional efficiency and development. This third edition has been completely revised to reflect the new QTS Standards, Primary National Strategy and other recent initiatives. Further, popular existing features are joined by new reflective tasks and “Moving On” sections which help trainees develop the information in each chapter, as well as new material on Virtual Learning Environments, Interactive Whiteboards, and other digital media.
This popular text for primary trainees in teaching primary ICT has been updated in line with the new computing curriculum. What do you need to know to teach ICT and computing in primary schools? How do you teach it? This book provides practical guidance on how to teach ICT and the computing curriculum in primary schools alongside the necessary subject knowledge. It explores teaching and learning with applications and technologies, addressing the role of the professional teacher with regards to important issues such as e-safety. This Sixth Edition is updated in line with the new curriculum for computing. It includes new material on how to integrate programming and computational thinking and explores how to harness new tools such as blogging and social media to enrich learning and teaching. Written in an accessible way, it will help trainees to develop confidence in their own approach to teaching. ICT and computing is both a subject and a powerful teaching and learning tool throughout the school curriculum and beyond, into many areas of children’s learning lives. This text highlights the importance of supporting children to become discerning and creative users of technology as opposed to passive consumers.
"In the 1930s, William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) was known as "the gadget king" and he is still most widely remembered for his wonderfully humorous drawings and illustrations of highly ingenious contraptions. This book includes over a hundred of his original works." "Robinson's ambition was to become a landscape painter but he was forced to follow his brothers into book illustration, where his reputation was rapidly established. The creator of inimitable illustrations for poetry by Poe and Kipling, Andersen's Fairy Tales, A Midsummer Night's Dream, de la Mare's Peacock Pie, The Water Babies, and Perrault's Fairy Tales, he is ranked alongside Rackham and Dulac, achieving classic status around the world. He is also loved for the children's books that he both wrote and illustrated, The Adventures of Uncle Lubin and Bill the Minder."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved