Breaking the Rules of Watercolour

Author(s): Shirley Trevena

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Shirley Trevena is a well-known and successful watercolourist, with a huge international fan base. Throughout her career she has pushed the boundaries of watercolour and is regarded as one of Britain's most innovative artists in that medium. Shirley's watercolours are visually inspiring, vibrant in colour and strong in composition This, her third book, shows how she achieves her stunning results by pushing the medium to its limits. Shirley takes the reader through 10 paintings in great detail and shares all her professional tips and painting secrets. In addition, each painting has large close-up details so the reader can really see all the brushstrokes. Shirley breaks the conventional rules of watercolour in many different ways: through her compositions, strange perspectives, fascinating textures and, above all, the strength and vibrancy of her colour combinations. In Breaking the Rules of Watercolour, Shirley explains all her painting decisions and demonstrates her techniques at every stage. In this way, she encourages all watercolourists, whatever their level, to experiment with the medium and produce exciting and challenging work of their own.


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Shirley Trevena is a well-known watercolourist with an international reputation who is regarded as one of Britain's most innovative artists in the medium. She is a Member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and is author of two best-selling books, Taking Risks with Watercolour and Vibrant Watercolours and DVDs. In 2010 she was the British representative at the International Watercolour Festival in Antwerp.

General Fields

  • : 9781906388836
  • : Pavilion Books
  • : Batsford Ltd
  • : December 2011
  • : 254mm X 226mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 751.422
  • : 128
  • : 130 colour illustrations
  • : Shirley Trevena
  • : Hardback