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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with flaps
  • Publication: 31 December 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920415
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 144
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £14.99
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Watercolour Nature Unleashed


by Jane Betteridge

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 revised and revitalised edition 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
Preparing the surface
Watercolour grounds
Crackle paste
Coarse watercolour grounds
Transparent watercolour grounds
Modelling pastes
Tissue paper
Metallic leaf
Wire brush
Printing into the surface
Shoreline project
Adding to your painting text
Granulation medium
Using plastic food wrap
Using salt
Using gouache
Using contour relief
Using aquashine
Using aquapasto
Using bronzing powder
Using stencils
Gauze and thread
Woodland on paper project
Ideas and inspiration
Exploring themes
Finding a focus
Pattern and colour
Your starting point
Just paint!

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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