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Dynamic Watercolours by Jane Betteridge

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Dynamic Watercolours

An exploration of colour, texture and technique by Jane Betteridge

Size: 216x280 mm

Illustrations: 500

Pages: 144

Take your watercolour painting to new heights with this exciting and inspirational book that will give you innovative ways to bring vibrancy, texture and dynamism into your watercolours art.

Brimming over with exciting and innovative techniques, bestselling author Jane Betteridge’s new book pushes watercolour to new heights, introducing vibrancy, texture and dynamism to this subtle medium.

Following on from her bestselling book Watercolours Unleashed, Jane has taken her techniques even further. She introduces you to a huge range of new and exciting ways of working using crackle paste, modelling pastes, metallic leaf, gilding flakes, print and much more.

This book will excite and inspire watercolour artists of all abilities to experiment and take a more dynamic approach to their painting.

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 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.


Leisure Painter, February 2019

Watercolours don't have to be delicate and subdued; they can be full of vibrancy, texture and dynamism. Jane Betteridge shows you how to be more adventurous with the medium. The book includes numerous innovative techniques, all clearly explained and illustrated, step-by-step projects to show you how to use and combine the techniques you've learnt and over 70 inspiring finished paintings, which demonstrate how crackle paste, metallic leaf, print, modelling pastes and much more can transform your watercolours.

The Artist, February 2019

If you want to get adventurous with watercolour, this book will both inspire and tell you just about everything you need to know. Jane is not an experimenter for experiment's sake and her results are always driven by creativity. The ways of getting there stretch the capabilities of her medium to their very limits. This is an exciting book that makes full use of colour, surfaces, textures and pastes as well as inks, gouache and salt. The demonstrations, as befits the book, are more dynamic in style and less geared towards the step-by-step style of titles aimed at the beginner. Jane takes her work and her readers seriously and this is more a collection of ideas that you'll want to develop for yourself rather than a series of exercises to copy. This is an enjoyable foray into the splendidly diverse possibilities of the medium.



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