by Robin Capon and Annette Kane

Watercolour is celebrated for its ability to produce subtle, variegated washes, but it is possible to use watercolour as boldly and powerfully as in any other medium, and the wonderfully vibrant paintings of Annette Kane demonstrate this perfectly. Her book covers a range of techniques and advice from colour theory and mixing colours to choosing the right technique for the right subject matter to how to experiment and work adventurously. The emphasis is on bold brushwork and strong colour, and she is not afraid to combine or enhance her effects in watercolour with other elements, such as ink, acrylic and gouache.

With a number of step-by-step demonstrations in addition to stunning finished paintings, the book gives every painter the confidence to be bold in watercolour. The chapters cover the following:

• Essential skills: Understanding Watercolour; The Right Equipment, Confident Brushwork
• Vibrant Colour: Exploring Colour Theory; Expressive Colour; Colour and Design; Mixing Colours
• Sunlight and Shadows: Interpreting Light; Light and Form; Exciting Shadows
• A Personal Response: Subject Matter; Observation; Essential Elements; Keeping an Open Mind
• Freedom and Control: Controlled Method; Working Fast and Loose
• Ideas and Approaches: Still life; Gardens; Water; Windows and Doorways; Light

About the author

Annette Kane is one of the UK’s most celebrated watercolourists. She has had successful solo exhibitions in New York and Amsterdam and is regularly exhibited at the Catto Gallery in London. She is also one of the art experts for Channel 4′s Watercolour Challenge. 

Price: £14.99
ISBN: 9781849940108
Extent: 128 pages
Format: Paperback
Size: 276 x 216 mm
Illustrations: Colour illustrations throughout