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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 March 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216964
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP Price: $34.99
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A Beginner’s Guide to Watercolour with Mixed Media


Inspirational projects and innovative techniques by Alison C Board

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Book Description

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. 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.

Author Alison C Board covers a multitude of topics in her work, and this book features flowers, animal portraits, dancers in motion, cityscapes and landscapes. She explores how to combine wet and dry media, and how to create vibrant collages from man-made and natural found objects.

There are no mistakes in mixed-media artwork, and Alison encourages the reader to be unafraid and embrace the experimental.

Table of Contents

Hellebore Step-by-step project
Dry media
Riley Step-by-step project
Wet media
Naomi Step-by-step project
Found objects
Natural found objects
Man-made found objects
Poppies & Physalis Step-by-step project
Collage and text
The West Side Step-by-step project
Surfaces and textures
Towards Hod Hill Step-by-step project
Taking inspiration

About the Author

About Alison C Board

Alison C. Board has always had a creative career. Having originally trained to be a ballet teacher, she changed her subject to fine art. Alison spent fifteen years managing and subsequently owning a contemporary gallery and arts centre in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, UK where she also taught both the adult and children's courses. In 2009 she gave it up to pursue her ambition of studying for a degree in Fine Art at the Arts University in Bournemouth and graduated in 2013 with First Class Honours.

Alison’s ever-growing portfolio includes regular demonstrations and workshops for the SAA. Alison also runs a range of workshops, courses and painting weekends from her studio, and has recently begun to offer international painting holidays.

When Alison isn’t teaching, she can be found sketching and photographing with her husband Richard and her two Jack Russells, surrounded by the beautiful Dorset landscape. She is inspired by her countryside home and her family history, as well as film and theatre, and song lyrics.


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A Beginner's Guide to Watercolour with Mixed Media encourages beginners to energise their watercolours by using other media, and takes the fear and confusion away from the often bewildering array of materials on offer. In this clear and practical guide, Alison shows readers what's available and how to use these painting mediums and materials, with six step-by-step projects to work through. Subjects include flowers, animal portraits, dancers, cityscapes and landscapes.

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