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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with flaps
  • Publication: 13 December 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920415
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 144
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £14.99
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Watercolour Nature Unleashed


by Jane Betteridge

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Book Description

Bursting with exciting and innovative techniques, best-selling author Jane Betteridge pushes watercolour to new heights, bringing nature to life with vibrancy, texture and dynamism.

In this reissue of her best-selling book Dynamic Watercolours, Jane demonstrates an effective and vibrant use of a huge range of exciting ways of working, including the use of crackle paste, modelling pastes, metallic leaf, gilding flakes, print and much more. 

Inspired by nature on every page and showcasing 75 inspirational finished paintings, this book will excite and inspire watercolour artists of all abilities to experiment and approach their painting in a whole new way.

Table of Contents

Pure watercolour

Surfaces 24, Textured grounds 32, Crackle paste 36, Modelling pastes 42, Tissue paper 48, Metallic leaf 54
Step-by-step: Poppyfield 55
Gilding flakes 62, Gesso 66, Stamping 68
Step-by-step: Beach Scene 70

Inks 78, Granulation 86
Step-by-step: Magical Woodland 92
Food wrap 98, Salt 102, Gouache 106, Contour relief 110, Pearlescence 114, Impasto 116, Bronzing powder 118, Stencils 122, Gauze & thread 124
Step-by-step: Wild Flowers in the Wood 128

Exploring themes 136, Focus 138, Pattern & colour 140, Your starting point 142, Index 144

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.


Customer Review

A beautifully produced book. It is so helpful and inspirational for all artists whether a beginner or more advanced, and uses many watercolour techniques and different materials to enhance the paintings. The book is full of excellent images and the guidance to produce the images is first-class. Highly recommended.

Customer Review

I really love this book. With all of Jane's step-by-step projects I felt inspired to get going straight away and experiment! I particularly love the crackle paste. So happy with my purchase and cant wait for Jane's next book!

Customer Review

This is another great book from Jane. She actually tells you how its done. There are some step-by-step exercises which are always helpful and the techniques used are interesting and colourful. Highly recommend.

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