Best Ann Blockley books

Experimental Landscapes in Watercolour

Ann Blockley

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Following the huge success of Experimental Flowers in Watercolour, artist Ann Blockley turns her hand to landscapes. Through stunning examples of her colorful, expressive work, Blockley explains how to employ these same techniques to develop your personal style. Learn how to combine paint with other media to create dramatic effects; manipulate paint with materials such as cling film; and use distressing, layering, burning, and more.

Ann Blockley's Watercolour Workshop: Projects and Interpretations

Ann Blockley

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Follow artist Ann Blockley step by step as she demonstrates the techniques behind her most dramatic watercolor paintings!
 
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)

Ann Blockley

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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

Ann Blockley

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From the blooms of summer to the berries of winter, well-known watercolor artist Ann Blockley shows the experienced painter how to push the boundaries of watercolor using both traditional and unconventional techniques and concepts. She'll demonstrate how the use of collage materials such as glitter, sequins, salt, and gold paint can create amazing textures and bring flowers and foliage of every season to life. With this practical yet inspirational book as a guide, your watercolors will surely blossom.

Flower Painting Through the Seasons: Practical Projects in Watercolour

Ann Blockley

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The book is divided into four main sections covering the seasons, which are then divided into monthly chapters. Each chapter offers one full step-by-step demonstration plus several projects - some simple, some more ambitious - relevant to the time of year. The range of seasonal subjects, with their varying colours, will ensure that Collins Flower Painting Through the Seasons is a visual treat. Subjects are varied, and include seasonal blossoms, seedheads, fruits, berries, and foliage, as well as plants from the hedgerow, orchard, garden, and conservatory.

Country Flowers in Watercolor

Ann Blockley

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Flower painting is a particularly popular subject among painters and there is a wealth of styles and methods available to them. This book looks at all aspects of painting cottage garden flowers in watercolour, providing the necessary technical knowledge but also encouraging artists from the start to discover and develop their own individual styles. Both traditional and more innovative techniqes are covered ranging from laying a simple wash to using interesting texture-making processes. Advice is also given on using gouache and colourful watercolour inks.

Countryside in Watercolour (Collins Learn to Paint Series)

Ann Blockley

Best price for this book: $ 13.95

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The books in this series are aimed at the amateur leisure painter. They are written by professional working artists who guide the reader through each subject in easy stages. Included are step-by-step demonstrations and the aim is to provide a valuable library of practical advice and inspiration.

Country Flowers in Watercolor by Ann Blockley (1993-11-11)

Ann Blockley

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Learn to Paint Farm Animals in Watercolour (Collins Learn to Paint)

Ann Blockley

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A guide to painting farm animals featuring advice on choosing materials, step-by-step instructions on a variety of watercolour techniques, and detailed painting demonstrations.

The Reconstructed Past: Reconstructions in the Public Interpretation of Archaeology and History

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To reconstruct or not to reconstruct? That is the question facing many agencies and site managers throughout the world. While reconstructed sites provide a three-dimensional pedagogic environment in which visitors can acquire a heightened sense of the past, an ethical conflict emerges when on-site reconstructions and restorations contribute to the damage or destruction of the original archaeological record. The case studies in this volume contribute to the ongoing debates between data and material authenticity and educational and interpretive value of reconstructions. Discussing diverse reconstruction sites from the Golan Region to Colonial Williamsburg, the authors present worldwide examples that have been affected by agency policies, divergent presentation philosophies, and political and economic realities.