If you like twee 'chocolate boxy' water colours this book is not for you. It's explores mixed media, stretches water colour to its limits, encourages you to take some ideas and try them out for yourself, a completely new way of looking at things. Wreck some paper but above all enjoy playing and see what happens - I've seen Ann Blockley demonstrate several times and I love the work that she produces. If you want to dabble in the abstract but still produce pictures with a recognisable subject then this book is worth every penny.
It is very freeing ! So mmuch so that I have to pick up the challenge and dare to adventure at the rtisk of ruiniig the painting seemingly. But she shows how that can be overcome, painted over which makes a watercolor base not nearly so risky. I love her freedom, her eye too. It will take me a while to study it closely as it is dense with suggestions. I ordered her former book also and her fathers. It's the best book I've read so far.
These pictures are harder to paint than they look so are a brilliant challenge, but I have to admit that I am making a right pig's ear of them at the moment and have to put the book away now and again so that I don't get despondent. Fantastic feeling when you get it right though