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    DescriptionWell-known watercolour painter Ann Blockley presents flowers through a variety of interpretations, from traditional to unconventional in both technique and concept. In this exciting new book she really pushes the boundaries of watercolour, showing how to paint a stunning range of flowers throughout the seasons. Everyone loves to paint flowers in spring and summer but Ann inspires you to paint dramatic seedheads, foliage, fruit and berries in winter, as well as the more traditional flowers and blossoms. She also demonstrates how to create exciting textures by using collage materials like glitter, sequins, salt and gold paint. Divided by seasons into four sections, Experimental Flowers in Watercolour is a practical and inspirational book aimed at the more experienced flower painter who wishes to take their painting to the next level.

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    Experimental Flowers in Watercolour
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ann Blockley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906388775
    ISBN 10: 1906388776

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WFA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    BIC subject category V2: AFCC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    LC classification: ND
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15820
    DC22: 751.4224343
    B&T Approval Code: A03502436
    Abridged Dewey: 751
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BIC subject category V2: AGZ
    BISAC V2.8: ART050030, ART029000
    DC22: 751.42
    Thema V1.0: WFA, AGZ, AFCC
    Illustrations note
    130 colour
    Imprint name
    Batsford Ltd
    Publication date
    02 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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 and Experimental Landscapes in Watercolour, both published by Batsford. Ann runs her own very popular watercolour courses, teaches at international workshops, has made three DVDs of her painting techniques and regularly writes for The Artist magazine. She lives in Gloucestershire.
    Table of contents
    Introduction 6 Experimental flowers in watercolour 8 Paint experiments and colour doodles 10 Watercolour and mixed media 12 Surface textures 14 Spring 16 Exploratory sketches 18 Finding inspiration 20 Getting started 22 Playing with ideas 24 Background 26 A fresh look at composition 28 Creative mark making 30 Challenging yellows 32 Using the white of the paper 34 Working spontaneously 36 Exploring watercolour 38 Experimenting with shapes 40 Capturing the essence 42 Choosing a format 44 Summer 46 Exploring a theme 48 Being original 52 Expressive leaves 54 Interpreting your subject 56 Avoiding the literal 58 Starting with collage 60 Choosing your subject 62 Developing ideas 64 Moving on 66 Telling a story 68 The decorative approach 70 Working from life 72 Creating drama 74 Emphasis and echoes 76 Looking for abstract qualities 78 Experimental flower centres 80 Using paper collage 82 Autumn and Winter 84 Vibrant colour 86 Sparkling light 87 Paint textures 88 Leaving something to the imagination 90 Finding your own style 92 Hedgerow tangles 94 Torn and cut paper edges 96 Working creatively 98 Shapes and pattern 100 Using a restrained palette 102 Coloured drawings 103 Tonal values 104 Working with gesso 106 Winter skeletons 108 Finding a fresh approach 110 Food for thought 112 Flowers in the landscape 114 Index 127