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.
An attractive, highly illustrated little sourcebook of ideas and practical exercises, Collins Artist's Little Book of Inspiration is for artists looking for new creativity. Through a combination of practical instruction, illustrated projects and step-by-step demonstrations in watercolour, oil and acrylic, popular artist Hazel Soan explains how to develop your observational skills and unleash your creativity.The book shows you how to find inspiration all around you - 'seeing' like an artist, recognizing potential subjects and considering new approaches. Hazel Soan encourages you to experiment with papers and other surfaces, refresh your palette and understand what different materials can achieve.From concept to composition let this little book be your guide to what to include in your work, how to be creative with colour and utilize tone and texture. Learn to see the world around you and the art materials you use in a new light, with ideas to inspire you around the house, out and about and on your wider travels. This attractive book also contains inspiring gallery pages which reveal how other artists have found new approaches to their chosen subjects.
In this superbly illustrated handbook, renowned artist Hazel Soan travels through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe in order to present a series of exciting painting projects. In a collection of stunning watercolors, a variety of landscapes and views are presented—including the vibrant colors of the Namibian desert, the dark reflections of Lake Kariba, and the powerful movement of the Chobe River—each designed to highlight a different aspect of landscape painting. Notes are provided on each work along with hints and tips on how to best capture mood, light, movement, and texture in watercolor, making this both an inspiring collection of paintings and an invaluable source of expert instruction.
Every art studio needs a comprehensive guide to drawing and painting materials and how to use them. Written by contemporary artist and instructor Margaret Krug with todays artist in mind,An Artists Handbookis just that, complete with demonstration photographs, taken especially for this book, showing the materials and techniques described in action. The lively text demystifies a variety of historical and contemporary techniques, from the selection of media, preliminary sketching, and the preparation of canvas to fresco, oil, tempera, encaustic, and acrylic painting. Copious color art reproductions serve as both models and inspiration; along with her general instructions, Krug adds basic exercises for the reader to encourage and emphasize the value of independent exploration of media. This is the only materials and techniques book the contemporary artist and student will ever need.
This comprehensive guide to painting landscapes in watercolour features the expert tuition of 6 renowned watercolourists - Geoff Kersey; Ray Campbell Smith; Wendy Jelbert; Barry Herniman; Arnold Lowrey; Joe Francis Dowden. It covers materials, colour, watercolour techniques such as wet into wet, spattering, dry brush, lifting out and using salt, composition, planning a paintingk sketching, perspecive, tone and painting trees, water, seas, skies and buildings, as well as mood and atmosphere. There are eleven beautiful step by step demonstrations.