Artist Ann Blockley is renowned for her innovative approach to watercolour
painting. This highly anticipated book provides a series of workshops demonstrating how to push the boundaries of watercolour, using key techniques to develop your own work and take your paintings to the next level.
Ann’s easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects demonstrate how some of her most dramatic paintings are created. She describes in detail some of the key
techniques used and how you can experiment with alternative methods to create your own interpretations. Finally, her beautiful and inspirational artworks
demonstrate how different interpretations of a subject might take an unexpected or unusual direction, and how to make the most of these opportunities.
The book moves, with progressively challenging projects, from loose wildflower
meadows, textured woodland and rustic rambling walls to atmospheric or semi-abstract landscape corners, all rendered in Ann’s adventurous signature style. Loose, expressive mark-making and unusual techniques include combining waterbased paint and ink with granulation medium for dramatic texture, drawing with twigs, using gesso and collage to create unique effects; manipulating paint with materials such as plastic wrap (clingfilm); developing printed marks made using found materials.