Breaking the Rules of Watercolour: Painting Secrets and TechniquesHardback
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- Publisher: Batsford Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 234mm x 257mm x 28mm | 771g
- Publication date: 7 August 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1906388830
- ISBN 13: 9781906388836
- Illustrations note: Over 130 colour
- Sales rank: 12,061
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.
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Shirley Trevena is a well-known watercolourist with an international reputation who is regarded as one of Britain's most innovative artists in the medium. She is a Member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and is author of three best-selling books, Taking Risks with Watercolour, Vibrant Watercolours, Breaking the Rules of Watercolour and DVDs. In 2010 she was the British representative at the International Watercolour Festival in Antwerp.