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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 July 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219705
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £14.99

Painting Abstract Nature on Canvas


A guide to creating vibrant art with watercolour and mixed media by Jane Betteridge

Book Description

This exciting new title from best-selling author and artist Jane Betteridge explores how to create stunning abstract watercolour and mixed media art on canvas.

The book contains short practical projects along with a comprehensive techniques section, three step-by-step projects, and is dotted throughout with Jane's sumptuous and inspirational finished artworks. The book encourages an experimental, semi-abstract approach to painting the natural landscape, and helps artists to loosen up.

Activities that promote creativity, such as art, are seen as great ways to combat the stresses of modern life, and Jane's latest book will do just that. She provides expert guidance and exciting ideas that will allow anyone, whether beginner or experienced artist, to create amazing semi-abstract artwork.

Table of Contents

Getting started8
First steps into abstraction18
Swirling Tide at Porthmeor58
Deeper into abstraction72
Magical honesty92
Shape and line104
Flowers and fruit116

About the Author

About Jane Betteridge

Jane Betteridge is an artist and qualified adult education tutor whose interest in painting stems from childhood, and whose inspiration is drawn from the landscape; from countryside to seaside. Known for her experimental, innovative approach to watercolours, Jane’s venturesome, investigative ways aim to nudge the use of the medium a little further, and allows her readers and students to take advantage of the medium to produce free, lively works of art.

Jane has demonstrated at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; and was Artist in Residence at the BBC's Gardener's World Live event. She has written for several art magazines and streams live workshops for the SAA. Jane also holds regular workshops in her studios in St Ives in Cornwall and Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, where she lives.

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