Watercolour Textures is for all those artists who already have some experience of watercolour painting but who wish to explore this versatile medium by experimenting with unusual techniques for portraying texture.
Key features of the book include:
Explore Further exercises - quick, simple suggestions to try
Studio Tips - useful hints for the reader
Practical Projects - more considered exercises to help develop personal style
Step-by-step demonstrations - detailed development of paintings
Paintings by other guest artists - watercolours by John Blockley, Moira Huntly and Shirley Trevena
Written by well-known professional artist Ann Blockley and beautifully illustrated with her original watercolours, this inspirational book provides the much needed next step that so many practised beginners have been looking for.
`This is a wonderful lively book that will inspire readers to take more risks with the medium, moving their work on to something perhaps truly extraordinary.' Leisure Painter
`This is muscular watercolour, painting for the new millennium if you must. It's vibrant, alive and exciting.' Artists' Choice Book Club
`Flowers, leaves and seedheads...also landscapes, animals and still lifes done in a way that will definitely make you look twice. [Warecolour Textures]Offers all kinds of opportunities for development.' The Artist Magazine
`A use of paint that goes far beyond the medium's more demure image...this is very much the way forward. Read Ann's book and you can say you were there when it started!' Artist's Choice
Ann Blockley is a well-known professional painter and teacher, and she runs very popular watercolour courses and workshops. Her watercolours can be found in collections throughout the world, and she holds regular exhibitions of her work.