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A Beginners Guide to Watercolour with Mixed Media by Alison Board

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Inspirational Projects and Innovative Techniques

There is a vast range of media available to the contemporary watercolour artist, embrace the experimental and take your watercolour painting in new directions! Take your artwork further with this lively, informative guide to combining traditional watercolour with other media.

Adding other mediums to your watercolour paintings is a fantastic way to take your work in new, more exciting directions. However, the vast array of painting mediums and materials on the market can be daunting, especially for the beginner. There are no mistakes in mixed-media artwork, and Alison encourages the reader to be unafraid and embrace the experimental.

In this book, Alison C. Board takes you on a journey to explore a variety of watercolour and mixed media techniques and includes detailed photographed stages to guide you through 6 very different projects. Explore a variety of wet and dry media through themes that include flower painting, animal portraiture, dance and music. This book culminates in a stunning landscape that brings together all the techniques that you’ve learned.

This book introduces the reader to the range of media that is available, explains briefly and clearly how to use the materials and provides six step-by-step projects and inspirational finished paintings to encourage you to take a definitive leap into the exciting world of mixed media art.

About the Author:

Alison has always had a creative career. Having originally trained to be a ballet teacher, she changed her subject to fine art following encouragement from her parents to join the family business. Alison spent fifteen years managing and subsequently owning a contemporary gallery and arts centre in Wimborne Minster, Dorset where she also taught both the adult and children’s courses. In 2009 she started a degree in Fine Art at the Arts University Bournemouth, where she graduated in 2013 with First Class Honours. Alison’s ever-growing portfolio includes regular demonstrations and workshops for the SAA, an organisation which has produced a number of DVD and television tutorials with her. Alongside her digital tuition, Alison runs a comprehensive range of workshops, courses and painting weekends from her studio at Downend Farm, and has recently expanded internationally to include painting holidays.

Published: 3rd March 2020
ISBN: 9781782216964
Number Of Pages: 144

Weight0.65 kg
Dimensions30 × 23 × 2.5 cm

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