Experimental Landscapes in Watercolour: Creative Techniques for Painting Landscapes and Nature

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9781849940900: Experimental Landscapes in Watercolour: Creative Techniques for Painting Landscapes and Nature

This entirely new way of looking at landscapes will open your eyes to a world of possibilities that stretch the boundaries of representation.

Ann Blockley paints what are basically recognisable subjects using unconventional techniques and viewpoints that tell you much more about how a landscape feels than how it looks. Combining water-based paints with ink, gesso and collage, she creates dramatic effects that portray mood and atmosphere as well as a sense of often wild weather.

The book is divided into three main sections covering Methods and Mediums, Surface Texture and Collage, and Creative Thinking. Within these, Ann introduces techniques such as the use of inks, scratchingout,creating patterns with cling film and creative ideas with colour and composition.

Most of the book is taken up by the many and generously-sized illustrations. Instruction comes largely in the form of extended captions in which Ann explains what she was trying to achieve in each one. As such, the approach is therefore very much one of learning by example.

Ann's style is very well formed and this enthralling book finds her at the height of her powers.

Book: Batsford - Hardback - 128 pages - Colour throughout

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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.

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Ann Blockley is a well-known watercolourist with an international reputation. She is author of seven bestselling practical art books, including Experimental Flowers in Watercolour, also published by Batsford. Ann runs her own very popular watercolour courses, has made three DVDs of her painting techniques and regularly writes for The Artist magazine. She lives in Gloucestershire.

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Verlag: Pavilion Books Apr 2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 1849940908 ISBN 13: 9781849940900
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Buchbeschreibung Pavilion Books Apr 2014, 2014. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 262x229x16 mm. Neuware - The follow-up to 'Experimental Flowers In Watercolour', this reveals the secrets of creating beautiful, inspirational landscape paintings. Includes innovative techniques such as burning, distressing, stitching and layering. 128 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781849940900

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