Best Ann Blockley books
Experimental Landscapes in Watercolour
Best price for this book: $ 16.41
Ann Blockley's Watercolour Workshop: Projects and Interpretations
Best price for this book: $ 29.95
Take a workshop with watercolorist Ann Blockley, as she describes her key techniques and offers ideas and inspiration for painters to develop their own interpretations. Blockley’s beautiful paintings show how a subject can veer in unexpected or unusual directions, and how to make the most of these creative opportunities. She 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 her adventurous signature style. Unusual techniques include combining water-based paint and ink with granulation medium for dramatic texture; drawing with twigs; using gesso and collage to create unique effects; and manipulating paint with materials such as plastic wrap (clingfilm). The book’s personal commentary gives special insight into the mind of the artist and helps you explore, experiment, and unlock your own potential.
Watercolour Textures (Collins Artist’s Studio)
Best price for this book: $ 18.11
Ann Blockley is a very successful artist, known for the innovative way in which she uses texture as a key element in her work. This book, in Collins Artist’s Studio series, looks at how she achieves her stunning effects and provides essential guidelines for the intermediate painter wishing to develop this aspect of their own painting.
Creating texture in watercolour can be quite a challenge but this book provides a fresh approach to the subject. It focuses on a wide range of unusual techniques, some of which depart from the more conventional methods, revealing how to portray texture by a variety of means. Ann explains how to manipulate the paint by lifting out colour, scraping and scratching the paint, and by using additional materials such as wax, clingfilm, salt and metallic pigments. She also explains how the surface itself can play an important role in the effects that can be achieved, and experiments with acrylics, inks, gouache and collage as well as watercolour.
In later chapters Ann looks at the creative process and provides insights into how to develop ideas, then concentrates on how to portray texture in specific subjects, such as flowers and foliage, animals, still life, buildings and landscapes. Practical exercises, projects, step-by-step demonstrations and studio tips are included, as well as the work of several guest artists – John Blockley, Moira Huntly and Shirley Trevena.
Experimental Flowers in Watercolour
Best price for this book: $ 15.91
Flower Painting Through the Seasons: Practical Projects in Watercolour
Best price for this book: $ 45.76
Country Flowers in Watercolor
Best price for this book: $ 27.74
Countryside in Watercolour (Collins Learn to Paint Series)
Best price for this book: $ 13.95
Learn to Paint Farm Animals in Watercolour (Collins Learn to Paint)
Best price for this book: $ 0
The Reconstructed Past: Reconstructions in the Public Interpretation of Archaeology and History
Best price for this book: $ 39.18