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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; illustrated edition edition (1 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007213859
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007213856
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 23.3 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Peasant TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Feb 2011
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Most books on painting techniques are stultifying, as the artist is encouraged to copy closely the style of the author. This book, on the other hand, opens up new vistas to the beginner and expert alike.

Ann Blockley describes and illustrates various methods of affecting the interaction of watercolour and surface to produce unpredictable effects which, like Rorschach blots, lead the imagination of the artist to further development of the picture, and suggest to the viewer half-imagined things. In this way it is a serious stimulation to the creative mind and ideal for kick-starting new ideas in the artist who has hit a "block".

The techniques used involve, broadly, the following: special treatments of the surface before painting, to either break up the flatness or affect how the paint "takes"; mixing incompatible media such as inks with watercolour to create various kinds of "curdling"; and the use of wet-in-wet methods where the paint runs and blends. And, of course, all of them combined. The illustrations include some stage-by-stage demos, and finished paintings by a range of artists as well as the author, so one can see how different imaginations use the techniques in different ways.

This is not a "how to" book, but a resource for the artist who wants a lot more than other books convey. However, it will appeal just as much to the beginner and in some ways will be a better book to start with than the basic guides.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mara Patrizia Morra on 15 April 2010
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The first time I saw this book I was simply "flashed" by the strength and softness of the paintings at the same time.
As a painter myself, I took inspiration by the suggestions given by those paintings: a few brushstrokes at a first sight, which give the suggestion of a dandelion in a field, for example.
But if you look deeply in the watercolour, you can see the structure, the depth and see a small seed on the way to fly away.
I used those studies to paint on china too, using a tecnique called "Impressionistic", which was taught to me by Stephen M. Hayes, a great american artist.
It was really useful because I understood how certain things work, so I could paint them by myself in a more natural way.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A J Waite on 21 Feb 2014
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Love Ann Blockley's work and this book is no exception. Vibrant art created by the addition of salt, cling film etc to give an extra dimension - brilliant! Would highly recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sue B. on 17 Nov 2010
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This book by the daughter of the late watercolourist John Blockley, herself an accomplished artist, is truly inspirational.
For those who already have some experience of painting in watercolour it will undoubtedly encourage further development and experimentation.
The illustrations are stunning and there are lots of tips and demonstrations of the means to manipulate traditional techniques with freshness and originality.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. J. Stockdale on 3 Feb 2009
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This is not a beginners how to do it book. I am not keen on all of this author's work. However this book is inspiring and a great help with ideas and possible surface treatments and techniques with water colour.
Lots of examples and a pleasure to browse.
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40 of 47 people found the following review helpful By JEANA on 21 Oct 2007
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I found this book very inspiring, different from most other books I have bought since starting to paint two years ago. Ann Blockley has given me a new dimension to my painting, now I try to be more adventurous.This book explains clearly how to incorporate different techniques, I certainly found no problems in trying them all. GREAT!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David Hutchins on 21 Mar 2009
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A very exciting book for any one wishing to extend their ability with watercolours and acryllics. The ideas are well illustrated and explained. Recommended for those who feel caught in a rut with their current work and want to be considerably more daring in approach.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eileen Helen on 20 April 2014
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Another book that just has to be added to any artists library. The presentation of the contents makes the reader want to start immediately exploring new techniques in the world of water-colour paints. It's an easily read and understood book which illuminates the reader in more ways than one. The choice of illustrations is both eye-catching and assists the texts perfectly.
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