Breaking the Rules of Watercolour

Breaking the Rules of Watercolour : Painting Secrets and Techniques

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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 more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 233.68 x 256.54 x 27.94mm | 771.1g
  • Batsford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 130 colour illustrations
  • 1906388830
  • 9781906388836
  • 39,108

About Shirley Trevena

Shirley Trevena is a well-known and successful watercolourist. Throughout her career she has pushed the boundaries of watercolour and is now regarded as one of Britain's most experimental and innovative artists in the more