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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 20 March 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215530
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: £14.99
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Painting Expressive Landscapes


Ideas and inspiration using watercolour with mixed media by Carole Robson

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Book Description

A stimulating mix of colour and watercolour technique for all skill levels, this guide helps the artist develop a free and flowing style to their art.

'This is busy, colourful, packed with information and thoroughly inspiring and I love this book.'

Strongly influenced by the changing landscape, Carole Robson’s artwork is packed with colour, atmosphere, texture and light. An experienced teacher and artist, Carole explores how to build from basic techniques to producing wonderful expressive and semi-abstract landscapes. Combining watercolour with other watersoluble media and collage material, the three detailed step-by-step projects demonstrate perfectly Carole’s expertise and innovative methods. They take you from materials and tools needed through to using masking fluid, salt, spattering techniques, modelling paste, cellophane and much more.

A stimulating mix of colour and watercolour techniques for all skill levels, this guide helps the artist develop a free and flowing style to their art.

Table of Contents

Let it Flow
First things first
Watercolour techniques
Painting media
Surfaces and tools
Expressive techniques
Creating successful landscapes
Inspiration and image
Woodland with Silver BirchStep-by-step project
Wayside VergeStep-by-step project
Mixed media
Experiments with mixed media
Beach at SunsetStep-by-step project
Imagination and abstraction
Digital art

About the Author

About Carole Robson

Carole was brought up in a rural area of North Staffordshire. She moved South to study for her degree and post graduate qualifications at Central St. Martin's School of Art and subsequently freelanced as a book illustrator for major London Publishers. She worked on a wide variety of commissions and her illustrations are published worldwide. 

Carole is a mixed media painter and art tutor, working from her studio in Laddingford, Kent, she exhibits in London and the South East of England. Her paintings are driven by strong feelings about ecology and man's impact on the environment; her desire is to elevate nature's case and celebrate meadows and wild places. She has visited the Kent Wildlife reserve, Marden Meadow regularly for over thirty years, which is a rare, unimproved hay meadow connecting us back to a pre-industrial past. Distillation of these observations, memory and imagination form the basis of many of her landscapes. While inspired by all nature she particularly enjoys weedy patches and the fragility of weathered plants, which retain a kind of nobility in their structure even in their dry, decaying state. 

Carole is a mixed media painter with a first love of watercolour. She is experimental, combining media, resist techniques and a variety of mark making. In the last few years Carole has brought digital art into her practice and is frequently re-inspired by the new colour combinations or abstractions achieved.


Leisure Painter, May 2019

Experienced artist and teacher, Carole Robson combines watercolour with other water-soluble media and collage to paint her expressive, semi-abstract landscapes. In her her book Painting Expressive Landscapes, she describes in a clear and well-illustrated text how to build up your work - from basic techniques to more innovative processes to unleash your creativity. Three detailed step-by-step projects are included, featuring a woodland scene with silver birch, a beach at sunset and a wayside verge. Much of Carole's work is influenced by the changing landscape and this book, for all abilities, will help you to see what's around you with new eyes and provide you with the techniques to bring it to life.

'If youre interested in exploring the outer reaches of the possibilities of watercolour, this is the book for you. If, at the same time, you want to keep things creative and are doing this for something more than just technical curiosity, please form an orderly queue. Whats truly remarkable about Caroles work is that its always the creative dog wagging the technical tail and not, as can so easily happen, the other way round.'

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